Colorblocking is a MAJOR trend for Spring 2012. Whether you rock a striped blouse, skirt, or dress or decide to accessorize a neutral ensemble with colorblocked accessories, this is a trend to try. Today I’m going “resort prep” with a black tee and slacks, aqua sweater, Chanel-esque Jessica Simpson color blocked flats, and pearls. I like to dip my toe into some trends; over-investing in pieces that I can’t wear into the next season (or the next) is not part of my style philosophy. So I’m using this trend to insert a pop of color or a little visual interest into my everyday look.
That’s also why I love P.S. I Made This, which takes of-the-moment pieces and re-interprets them in a budget-friendly, super chic way, all way encouraging readers to get crafty! Erica Domesek’s ideas are genius! She’s reimagined Celine’s colorblock envelope clutch at a fraction of the price using a tote, bright vinyl, and hardware.
Ready to DIY? Click HERE for a nifty video (I’m going to need those bracelets you’re wearing in it, Erica. Please and thank you!).
And if breaking out the glue gun is not your style, this super cute clutch and crossbody bag by Francesca’s Collection are just as cute, and under $40!
Images via P.S. I Made This and Francesca’s Collections