Fashion Trend: Color-blocking, Erica Strama, The Shops at North Bridge

June 1, 2011 10:08:54 AM PDT
Erica Strama, the Senior Marketing Manager for the Shops at North Bridge, shares the inside scoop on how to turn looks you find on the runway and magazines into reality.

It's the season of look-at-me brights! Cheerful, happy bursts of color are a welcome return after the last few seasons of pale neutrals. From bold orange to bright yellow, adding a dose of sunshine to your wardrobe will do wonders to brighten your complexion and your mood. Fashion's elite are taking this trend to the next level by combining two or three complementary shades at once - color-blocking. Erica is here to demonstrate the correct way to go about color-blocking the right colors together.

MODEL 1) Kim
White House I Black Market
Black A-line dress - $158
Fuchsia "Strut" wedge - $335 (from Stuart Weitzman)
Teal clutch - $48 (from Nordstrom)
Betsey Johnson belts in blue, yellow, fuchsia - $24 each (from Nordstrom)
Black beaded necklace - $38 (from Nordstrom)

MODEL 2) Iris
Nordstrom
Maggy Ward cobalt blue blouse - $168
Classiques mustard jacket - $248
Current Elliott green jeans - $168
Born "Camilla" tan platforms - $139
Mustard and tan clutch - $58
Color bangles - $58

MODEL 3) Shawntae
XXI Forever
Orange one-shoulder top - $27.80
Mustard linen shorts - $14.80
White blazer - $27.80
Brown & metallic belt - $4.80
Metallic sandal - $14.80
Bangle bracelets - $9.80 each
Earrings - $3.80

MODEL 4) Pascale
LOFT
Berry t-shirt - $16.50
Denim jacket - $69.50
Lime linen skirt - $39.50
Flat sandals with orange detail - $29.50
Multi-colored necklace - $44.50

MODEL 5) Nikki
Nordstrom
Diane von Furstenberg coral & purple colorblock dress - $365
Multi-metal necklace with coral detail - $48
Steve Madden colorblock shoe - $129.95

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