The fourth guest post in a Pregnancy Style Series by Alex O’Callaghan (Creator of MammaBelle – New Australian maternity clothing label due to launch in 2015)
TRENDS PERFECT FOR PREGNANCY – COLOUR BLOCKING
I’m back with the fourth trend of my pregnancy style series ‘Trends Perfect for Pregnancy’… And it’s all about COLOUR BLOCKING!
Colour blocking, in its simplest terms, is when your outfit contains a block or blocks of colour.
If you’re all about having fun with your pregnancy style, then there’s no better trend to experiment with, than colour blocking
Colour blocking is loads of fun because:
– you can play by your own rules when mixing and matching colours,
– it allows you to be super creative and experimental with your style,
– it’s a great way to inject a pop of colour (or two or three colours) into any outfit
– it’s a great way to accentuate and flatter your bump.
Here are my top tips to help you get started with colour blocking your bump.
Top tip #1 Same, same but different!
Colour block using different shades or tones of the same colour. I love the use of different shades of blue for this method of colour blocking. For more inspiration on how to colour block using the ‘same, same but different’ method, check out Bryce Dallas Howard, Mira Duma and Kate Middleton’s pregnancy style.
Top tip #2: Harmonious hues!
Colour block using analogous colours (these are colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel). I love red and pink pairings for this method of colour blocking. Check out Alyssa Milano, Molly Sims and Mira Duma for more inspiration on how to colour block using the ‘harmonious hues’ method of colour blocking.
Top tip #3: Opposites attract!
Colour block using complimentary colours (these are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel). I love blue and orange pairings for this method of colour blocking. Check out Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Mira Duma and Bryce Dallas Howard for more inspiration on how to colour block using the ‘opposites attract’ method of colour blocking.
What’s your fave colour blocking combo? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂
About the Author
Alex O’Callaghan is the Creator of and Mamma behind MammaBelle, a new Australian maternity clothing label due for release in early 2015. Alex is passionate about helping fashion lovers celebrate and style their growing BUMP with NO frump maternity clothing they can fall in LOVE with. I wore one of her dresses here and it was love at first sight.
She is also committed to supporting mothers as they prepare for their journey into motherhood through her own musings on motherhood (via her blog: http://mammabelle.postach.io/) and by providing pregnancy resources and information and inspiration to live by (via her Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/mammabelle.com.stylingyourbump)
Alex’s MammaBelle maternity clothing label will include all of her own original designs and is due for release in 2015.
Read more from Alex: Tips on Dressing Your Bump for Party Season