Colour blocking is on the horizon to become a major trend this year, so be prepared to throw out your darks and experiment with the vivid and the vibrant. Embrace the term ‘colour clash’, as it’s all about mixing and matching when it comes to the colour block look. Keep reading for some top tips on how you can perfect this trend and spruce up your post-winter wardrobe with the brightest and the boldest colours of the season.
The Animated Swimsuit
The tankini is a clever way to pull off the colour blocking look as it’s extremely flexible due to the separate bottoms and extra material on the top. You can play around with striped patterns, thicker blocks of colour, or one singular colour each on the top and bottom halves of the tankini. For a sizzling beach look you could try a hot pink tankini top paired with a fiery orange pair of bottoms and then mix it up even more with some electric blue wedges. If fashionable tankinis like this aren’t quite your cup of tea and you prefer a bikini, then you can experiment with different colours, shapes and styles. You could go for a futuristic print design on a strappy bikini using colour blocking panels across the chest. Mint green and black work especially well together for an understated, chic beach look, and a dramatic dash of red lipstick will set the outfit off with a quick burst of colour.
The Lively Heels
A fabulous pair of heels is an essential for any woman’s wardrobe, especially if they’re colour clashing. A lemon yellow and bold turquoise pair of wedged platforms are a great accessory to jazz up any outfit, especially if you’re a fan of the little black dress. What’s more, you could go for a three-tone colour blocking court shoe and add a splash of metallic silver on the toe or heel of the shoe. Brightly blocked shoes will be easy to come by this year, so get creative with your favourite colours and go for something daring to really push yourself up the style ranks. Even if you prefer black shoes, you could always try a bold colour on the platform of the shoe to make them interesting and unique, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself to something different and add a splash of colour into your life!
The Funky Satchel
Satchels are more popular than ever, as cute satchel bags by chic brands such as the Cambridge Satchel Company have been photographed on the shoulders of almost every it girl. A colour blocked satchel bag is a great fashion bag and can be styled in various ways. Go for a one-colour acid green satchel and team with a white shirt, magenta blazer and cream trousers to look super stylish on a lunch date with friends. Alternatively you can go for a colour clashing tan and navy blue style, paired with a cotton black playsuit, for a great festival look.
Any one of these items is a must-have for 2013, and there are plenty more colour-blocking garments and accessories to play around with. Keep your fashion eyes peeled for your favourite piece and make sure to invest in time for spring!