The art of colorblocking

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The art of colorblocking

Colorblocking is so not just for the ladies. Tell your guy to mix it up like Alexander Liang, and a pair his crisp whites with a bright. 

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Colorblocking is one of the easiest ways for a guy to express his own individual style without delving into complicated sartorial territory (aka prints and the like). Alexander's got it down pat. 

Photo credit: Talya Macedo

Break up the monotony of solid colors with a cool printed blazer, like the one Amy is wearing. 
We know most Dallas girls love a good print, and adding a bold one like Amy did to your colorblocked outfit is the easiest way to make the look your own. 
Two reds can certainly make a right -- just make sure to break them up with basic colors like black and white, like An did here. 
Black and red make a bold, powerful statement, and happen to be right on trend for fall. An is already ahead of the game. 
Claire knows that wearing all the same color makes total sense when you go with different shades, like olive and bottle green. 
Take a cue from Claire and keep an allover solid color jumpsuit interesting isn't hard when you add in the right details, like a blazer, hat, and chic backpack in a complementary hue. 
The beautiful thing about colorblocking is realizing that two colors you never thought would pair well actually look more than right together, like this blue and orange on Kendal
Accents like Kendal's printed bomber or knotted belt help bring a colorblocked look up a notch or two. 
Colorblocking isn't always a random pair of hues that look good together -- Teni got the inspiration for this blue and maroon combo from college sorority.
Two standout colors, like a bright cobalt and deep maroon, don't need much in the way of accessories. Teni paired her outfit with knee-high socks and a statement necklace. 
Pair a plain black skirt, like this one on Serena, with a rich shade of oxblood to complement the moodiness of the black, but still keep things colorful. 
With an all-black outfit, colorblocking is key to helping you stand out in the crowd. Serena's deep red feels just right for fall. 

Carly is a fan of pieces she can mix and match, and two solids will do just that. 

A colorblocked canvas leaves for plenty of room to play with accessories, like a scarf, crossbody bag, and studded sandals like Carly's

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Colorblocking, or the act of wearing multiple solid-colored pieces in one outfit and having them all look amazing together, is an idea that's been around for awhile.

Somehow, however, the trend almost always manages to feel new and fresh -- perhaps because of the endless possibilities there are when it comes to mixing and matching different hues.

And speaking of endless color possibilities, Motorola teamed up with our network of style bloggers to celebrate the many colorful options available for Moto X, a new Motorola-designed smartphone. While tech devices kind of have to be more about function than they are about fashion, the Moto X is staying one step ahead in the style game, by allowing the customers to design their own unique phone via an array of gorgeous color options.

Our bloggers were challenged with bringing this sartorially advanced DIY feature to life, by styling an outfit based off the colors they'd choose for their own Moto X phone. If this doesn't get you excited for the season's hottest phone, you'll at least know how to rock one of fall's hottest trend -- the colorblock.

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