Thursday, September 08, 2011


Wearing: knit and shirt (thrifted), skinny jeans (Wrangler), Dr. Martens and my prescription glasses! (yep, I wear them - inner geek with braces too)

Being a creative individual, most of the time I choose what to wear based on an initial colour palette I've conjured up rather than a single piece of clothing or statement piece. With the whole colour-blocking trend in motion, I felt this was an appropriate post to share with you all. Though this post is a little different.... No bright pinks, oranges or emerald greens - I am going to back to the basics, being primary colours! You all know them and I'm sure toddlers young as 3 are starting to pick up on the colour trio of red, yellow and blue. So let's re-visit your first ever colour theory lesson and recap what primary colours are all about and why they are in their own right, the raw ingredients of any type of design.

Primary colours are colours that cannot be created through the mixing of other colours. Identified as red, yellow and blue, mixing two primary colors together will create what is called a secondary color. Mixing blue and red creates purple; red and yellow make orange; yellow and blue make green. 

Below are a few examples of how primary colours have been used in art, fashion, electronics and interior design. Enjoy - I think we all have to thank Piet Mondrian in taking the leap and marking himself as one of the first ever "colour-blockers"! Ha! ;)


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  1. You've definitely inspired me for the use of primary colours!


  2. loving the bright colors!!
    xo Cara

  3. Cute outfit - totally reminds me of the colour wheels in primary school? Lol.
    Love the glasses on you - way too cute!


  4. Primary colours on your outfit look really cool!!
    bringing back these colours was a good idea!

  5. you look great in all those colors. I'm not really comfortable wearing that many different colors myself, but you made it work! Well done


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  7. oh girl your style photos just get better and better x