Color Blocking

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  I'm a sucker for anything industrial. I love photographing in abandoned warehouses, empty lots, open lofts and factories. It's so interesting to see nature slowly take over a forgotten commercial space. A plain stone wall suddenly comes alive with yellow patches of moss. For a photographer, it adds color, texture and dimension. Things to play with! Our last day in Connecticut, we found this old trunk hardware factory built in 1907.  Long since abandoned and a great place for an afternoon shoot. Color blocking is the method of wearing multiple solid colors in a single outfit. It can be done with bright colors or neutrals, but you want to be careful where the colored blocks land on your body. Each 'block' will cut your body in half and can make you look wider if not in the right place. H.E. by Mango does color blocking in all the right ways. I have relatively narrow shoulders and chest so placing the navy stripe across my chest gives me the appearance of being broader than I actually am. The darker color above the navy line adds definition to my shoulders. Raising the line also lengthens the lower half of the body, making your legs look longer. Color blocking is a bold statement without much effort. It also brings out the colors in an old factory wall... How would you wear the look? Bold colors or keep it neutral? Photo Credit: Michael Georgen H.E. By Mango sweater / Uniqlo denim / Johnston & Murphy Boots / Coach watch / Club Monaco bracelets (in-store only)

 

I'm a sucker for anything industrial. I love photographing in abandoned warehouses, empty lots, open lofts and factories. It's so interesting to see nature slowly take over a forgotten commercial space. A plain stone wall suddenly comes alive with yellow patches of moss. For a photographer, it adds color, texture and dimension. Things to play with!

Our last day in Connecticut, we found this old trunk hardware factory built in 1907.  Long since abandoned and a great place for an afternoon shoot.

Color blocking is the method of wearing multiple solid colors in a single outfit. It can be done with bright colors or neutrals, but you want to be careful where the colored blocks land on your body. Each 'block' will cut your body in half and can make you look wider if not in the right place. H.E. by Mango does color blocking in all the right ways. I have relatively narrow shoulders and chest so placing the navy stripe across my chest gives me the appearance of being broader than I actually am. The darker color above the navy line adds definition to my shoulders. Raising the line also lengthens the lower half of the body, making your legs look longer. Color blocking is a bold statement without much effort. It also brings out the colors in an old factory wall...

How would you wear the look? Bold colors or keep it neutral?

Photo Credit: Michael Georgen

H.E. By Mango sweater / Uniqlo denim / Johnston & Murphy Boots / Coach watch / Club Monaco bracelets (in-store only)

Aaron Wester