Before I start the article, I wanted to say that all the jeans to use in this video are from MNML jeans, so if you like a look, I recommend you check out their website and use code “tmf10” for a discount!
1.START WITH TWO COLORS
Especially if you’re a beginner, you always want to start with two colors in mind. The best way to go is to start with a neutral and a bright color. This whole look from MNML is a perfect example of that. It’s completely color-blocked but it looks aesthetic.
2.STAY AWAY FROM PRINTS
The thing with color-blocking is that there’s already so much going on. You don’t want to add prints into the mix. It’s going to completely mess everything up and make it more confusing. If you do want to add some sort of pattern, stick to the basics, wear some plaid or stripes, these are so much easier to color-block than some sort of random print.
That’s why I love MNML, if you’re into men’s style, whether it be streetwear or a more casual approach, MNML is a brand you definietly need to check out. These guys have been making a lot of noise lately becuase they make quality clothes that people love. It’s the best way to get that high-end streetwear aesthetic without having to pay that high-end designer prices.
3.KNOW YOUR COLORS
You need to know the 3 rules of color-matching.
i.You can match complimentary colors, these are colors that are exact opposite from each other.
ii.Match colors that are side-by-side each other on the color wheel
iii.The Triad, these are colors that are exactly 4 spaces away from each other.
4.BUY PIECES THAT ARE ALREADY COLOR-BLOCKED
Brands will already color-block pieces for you like pants, shirts or even jackets. For example, the jacket that is pictured above, I had a completely neutral outfit and I throw on this jacket from LAC and instantly, I’m color-blocking without trying.
5.MAKE SURE YOUR CHOICES FLATTER YOU
Make sure that color-blocking works with your skin tone and body shape, becuase it doesn’t work with everyone. Depending on your skin tone, it can make you look paler or darker which is something you don’t want.