Do: follow these simple steps
“Start with a base of your favorite neutral, whether that’s a black, navy, gray or whatever and then add another piece that is in high contrast to that color. I’m personally a fan of adding brighter colors. One of my favorite combinations is olive and neon yellow.” —Tammy Kirks, Harem & Co.
Do: start small
“If you’re not sure, you can always add a punch of color under a jacket to show that pop of a new color combination. Or if you’re really not confident about wearing bright colors, do it in a handbag or add a bright belt or bright shoes. Just think of each piece as one block of color.” —T.K.
Don't: add too many colors
“Avoid adding too many colors. I would say keep it to maybe three colors tops. If you add too many colors, you might begin to lose the essence of color blocking. It will begin to look like a hodgepodge.” —Delaney Reese, Staxx
Don't: use a complex color scheme
“Be careful with using blacks. Of course, you can use pieces that are black and style that into your outfits, but we try not to make it generic. Right now we have lots of bright and dark pinks with accents of burnt orange and can throw in slight accents of black.” —Hannah Butler, Olive & Ivy
Do: layer your boldest color on top
“Make your boldest color your outer layer. It looks weird if you have a nice bright top with a lighter neutral color on top of it. This is generally a great rule for beginners to try to follow, but once you begin to feel more comfortable with color blocking you could play with other ways of layering.” —D.R.