Colour-blocking is still trendy this spring/summer, so here is how to pull it off.
The colour-wheel is a handy tool for styling your outfit. It`s simple;
Pick two colours from the same family (warm or cold) for clothing and add one flashy accessory or shoe in a complementary hue. Pair one primary colour with it`s secondary colour.
An example; let`s say you picked a pink blouse and a dark blue skirt (both from the cold colours side), you should pair them with orange shoes (or bag), since orange is the secondary colour to dark blue.
Purple, orange & pink
Dress: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, bag: Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes: Elie Saab
Remember that colour-blocking requires bright colours. Neutral colours (black, white, grey) don`t count. Wearing a white shirt to red pants works but is not colour-blocking. Neither is wearing a grey shirt to black pants and white shoes.
Red, pink & blue
Dress: Vivienne Westwood, box clutch: Roberto Cavalli, shoes: Joop
- Wear with simple make-up and simple hair do (open hair, bobs, buns or simple pony-tails work best).
- Colour-block the same colour-intensity. Pair pastel with pastel and neon with neon but don`t wear a neon purse to a pastel dress.
Green, magenta & orange
Dress & jacket: Burberry Prorsum, clutch: Elie Saab
- Mix too many colours (4 or more), you don`t want to look like a parrot.
- Mix colour-blocking with other trends like metallics or print-mixing.
- Wear big jewellery, flashy nails or strong make-up with it.
Turquoise, dark blue & orange
Coat: Burberry, box clutch: Roberto Cavalli, pumps: Alexander McQueen
Red & pink (+ neutrals)
Blouse: Burberry Tailoring, pants: 7 For All Mankind, aliceband: Monki, bag: Roberto Cavalli, shoes: Joop
Pink, green & orange
Dress: Vivienne Westwood, bag: Etro, shoes: Alexander McQueen
Pink, yellow & dark blue
Blouse: Monki, skirt: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, shoes & bag: Elie Saab
Blue & orange (+ neutrals)
Blouse: Monki, pants: 7 For All Mankind, bag: Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes: Alexander McQueen
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Are you colour-blocking this season? If so, what are your favourite colour-combinations?