Color Me Happy – Color Block Fashion

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Do you ever notice when you strap on a pair of colorful shoes or a bright accessory how your mood is instantly uplifted? Studies have directly linked color to mood, and since the color-block trend is here to stay, there are endless options for adding a pop of color into your wardrobe.

However, if you’re the kind of person who feels salmon-colored skinny jeans or bright blue blazers are not your thing, there’s still a way to channel the trend in an affordable, fun way: color-block your nails! Multicolored nail art is a stylish way to brighten up your look without breaking the bank or looking like Rainbow Brite. And really, who needs another excuse to peruse the aisles of nail polish possibilities?

The greatest part about this newest trend is you can dress it up or down as much as you want. You can color each nail a different shade, or add a multicolored design to each nail. (Check out this “Bold & Bright” design from Nails Magazine.) If you’re still not sure where to start, check out Beautylish’s “Summer Preview: Multi-Colored Nails” for some theme-inspired palettes.

If you’re an on-the-go type of person, you can touch on the trend without feeling overwhelmed by choosing two complementing colors and alternating nails. Because I practice what I preach, I’m currently rocking OPI’s California Raspberry and Purple with a Purpose. (Did I mention my favorite color is purple?) Not only does it enhance my wardrobe, but the colors make me smile—and smiling is an instant mood booster.

So whether you’re looking for a splash of color or simply want to add to a subdued look, color-blocking your nails can prove to brighten up your wardrobe as well as your mindset.

As they say ladies, happiness is right at your fingertips.




Jennifer Whalen
Jennifer Whalen is an editor, writer, former newspaper reporter and lifelong pop enthusiast who currently resides in sunny Florida. Born in New York, she spent half her childhood growing up in the Midwest, and later earned a journalism and Spanish degree from Indiana University. In addition to her family, friends, the color purple and anything channeled from the '80s, she enjoys meeting new people and traveling to new places.

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