Colour blocking has become a styling go-to of mine because I love how it can create such a strong look with minimal fuss. In fact, it’s seriously so easy that you can bookmark it as a styling trick to deploy when you’re having one of those days where nothing seems to be working in your closet. Playing with punchy, bold hues is a guaranteed way to make a statement, and it’s something that you can easily do with pieces you probably already have in your closet. But before you do, here are a few things to remember…
Colour blocking is the time to go all out and have a little fun with your outfit. Playing with differing hues is always a tried and tested way to give your outfit a strong point of difference. Think pink and red, blue and yellow, green and blue… the options are endless but do try and work with solid colour as much as possible as the effect is not quite the same when you’ve got patterns in the mix.
Mix it up
You can block bold shades or keep things quite tonal and work with varying shades in the same colour family. And depending on your mood, you can easily colour block most outfits to either be quite striking and vibrant or keep it a little more subdued and work a subtle gradient effect instead.
In the outfit above I wore a red ribbed knitted jumper and worked it back with a bubblegum pink lurex skirt. Not only did I colour block but working with vastly different textures helps elevate the look, giving it some depth and makes the already vibrant shades work that much harder.
Don’t forget about your accessories
Your accessories shouldn’t be left out of the colour blocking fun! Adding splashes of colour with your bag or jewellery, shoes and sunglasses is one way to keep the theme going throughout your entire look.