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Style

Art class

STYLE

Art class

Photos Panos Davios
Styling Sofia Tsakiri
Words By Eleni Papaioannou

Get your color blocks on for the hottest look of spring!

Being a good dresser is not only about knowing how to shop for your body type. A big part of it has to do with mind over matter, culture and not money. People with an abundance of cultural references have a much wider perspective on things; their aesthetics are trained in many different fields and their style sense has reasoning and depth. Will this show in the final outcome of an outfit? It certainly will, and it does. Fashion has long had a great affinity to art, especially the visual arts, such as painting and illustrating. Who can forget Yves Saint Laurent and his Mondrian collection he designed back in 1965…taking hues from the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and his amazing use of color, the French designer created his homage to color blocking that remains contemporary to this very day. The painter’s use of color has an amazing impact on a complete fashion trend, the one we like to call “color blocking”. How does one color block? You simply pair two or three totally different colors together to make a bold statement!

HOW TO COLOR BLOCK LIKE A PRO

· Play freely but don’t use more than four colors in the same outfit.

· Pairing clashing colors is exciting and creates interesting results, do not fear them.

· Steer away from pastels and choose primary, bold colors.

· Remember, color blocking extends to every part of your outfit, and that means accessories, too.

· Color blocking does not exclude layering. One might say, it encourages it. Just look at the outfit in the photos.

· Speaking of shoes, the safest way to go is with a pair of white trainers.

COLOR BLOCKING IS MADE EASY WITH A BOLD BLUE TIMEPIECE LIKE THIS “SWEET SAILOR” SWATCH NUMBER.

WHERE TO BUY

Jacket, Pique Polo Neck Shirt, Cotton Trousers and Leather Sneakers all by Lacoste, Available at Notos Galleries. Stainless Steel “Sweet Sailor” Watch With Solid Dark Blue Rubber Loop From The Irony Chrono Collection by Swatch, Available at The Swatch Group Greece S.A, www.swatchgroup.com.

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