March 4, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

Trend Watch | Bold Colorblock

Color blocking remains a hot trend for spring 2013 but it’s gotten even bolder.  With bright splashes of color and pops of neon, color block has been updated in a great way just in time for warm and sunny days.

After seeing a yellow and turquoise color block inspiration outfit from Marie last week, I realized that I already had the pieces in my closet to create this bold and fun combo.

[Blouse:  Merona (similar)/Jeans:  LOFT/Belt:  LOFT (similar)/Shoes:  Oh Deer (similar)/Necklace:  Silver Speck/Earrings:  Silver Speck/Spike Bracelet: Nordstrom (similar)]

My necklace and earrings are from online retailer Silver Speck.  They offer genuine sterling silver, gold and gem stone jewelry at amazingly affordable prices including this pretty mother of pearl necklace and diamond hoop earrings.

I also got these beautiful sterling silver hoops with semi-precious stones.


It’s Your Turn: Will you be trying out the new bold color block trend this spring? What are your favorite bright colors to combine?  Tell me in the comments!

I was provided with free products for this post, however all opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

Getting my pretty on today with Monday Mingle, YOLO Mondays, Visible Monday, Hello Spring, The Pleated Poppy

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  • I love the combination of yellow and blue! You totally rocked this look! Have a great Monday!

  • Oooooh! What pretty jewelry! Going to hop over and check them out now. And I love those two colors together!

  • You look gorgeous and so sparkling!
    Love the hoop earrings but have problems with the link at moment; I will try again later.

    Lady of Style

    • Alison

      Thanks Annette! Their site appears to be having issues today. Bummer!

  • I love this look! It’s gorgeous!!! And I love that necklace too!

  • What a great mix of color! I’m glad that this trend is going to be sticking around for a little bit! Love how you used neutral accessories too!

    Knocked Up Fabulous

  • You nailed it! I absolutely love colorblocking, the brighter the better. The leopard belt was a fun accessory too 🙂

  • That color combo is fabulous! Love the touch of leopard too.


  • Gorgeous! I really like the colors you pit together and I’m all about color blocking.. I just need not be afraid to do it.

  • Katie

    Love this color combo! I am wearing a similar outfit today- a light pink button up with red cropped pants and a leopard belt! A little unexpected but I really like it.

    Style Diary

  • Colorblocking will always be one of my favorites! Love the yellow!

  • I love colorblocking and this combo screams spring– love it!

  • Wow, what a beautiful color combination! These skinny jeans fit you perfectly!!! By the way, I’m hosting a spring look link up party and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!

  • Great combo of colors & love your necklace!

  • Wow, love this color combo and yellow looks just gorgeous on you. I’m trying to integrate more yellow into my wardrobe… I’ve never worn it but looks like this are motivation for sure! Visiting from Monday Mingle.

  • You bet I’ll be bold this spring. Just got some orange jeans!


  • Love your blue pants! I’m going to have to try this trend out!

  • I’ve been seeing bright colors all over the blogosphere lately! I love it! I think the colors you chose go together so well!

  • Cute outfit! I just love the colors. Your belt is so cute as well!!

  • Saxon

    I LOVE this combo and you look fantastic in the yellow! I love yellow, but it makes me look a little washed out. I’m going to flip these colors and try my yellow skinny jeans and a teal top I have. I think I’ll pair it with my leopard pumps like Marie did. I hope it looks as cute as yours!

  • You look so beautiful in these bright, cheery colors! And I love that you added a little bit of animal print. Perfectly styled!

  • I absolutely love this combination! And the leopard belt is the perfect touch. I would totally wear this.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  • CC

    Love the yellow and turquoise. That is one of my favorite color combinations! And the leopard belt is so perfect. 🙂

  • Alison! I’m so happy to have inspired your outfit! 🙂
    You look great, and I love your accessories! 🙂

  • such fun colors you have going here
    i always love colorblock when i see, then i try it, look in the mirror and am horrified LOL

  • I’m definitely ready for spring now! Your outfit makes me happy!
    Beautiful as ever!

  • Fierce & Fashionable

    Hello from the blog hop! What a pretty outfit–love the bright spring colors!
    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  • Your smile will always be the perfect complement to any outfit of your choice Alison….the color mix makes me all excited for Spring!!


  • So pretty! Love these colors on you!!

  • I wore the exact bright yellow color today!! It was almost 70 degrees finally! Love those earrings!

  • You look so fresh and spring-like; just lovely!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  • Yes, lots of yellow. I found out last summer that it works for me. 🙂 And it seems I need a leopard skinny belt now! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • these colors look gorgeous together – I love that sunny yellow top!

    Pearls & Paws

  • You look gorgeous in this colorblocking outfit. These colors go really well together.

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  • This is BEAUTIFUL!! I really need to try color blocking one day, this looks great on you.
    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

  • Theoretically, any combination can work if tone and saturation are similar. Great demo of that, dear Alison. You also didn’t junk it up with too many accessories. Just enough, with neutral shoe. Could you go ahead and write the book on how to look wonderful, please. I’ll buy.
    Seriously … you look beautiful, as usual.

  • Yellow and turquoise is one of my favorite color combos. I do like the added leopard – I will need to find some similar pieces and recreate this look.


  • you look gorgeous! i love this color pairing on you, and your bright smile is the best part 🙂

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  • I love the bold colors in this look – you look fabulous! I tend to pair 1 bold color with a more neutral color but I’m definitely inspired to go more bold!

  • This is what we call perfect sense of latest fashion clothes… Loved the tropical hues on you!!

  • You look stunning. That color combo is perfect for your skin tone. You have me craving warm weather!!

  • Sid

    Fabulous picks .. Loved those high heel shoes..! Hat’s Off to Your choice!!

  • Absolutely love this!! These 2 colors are perfect for eachother!