Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Be Bold, Be Colourful

Okay so I know I haven't updated in a few days, I've had a hectic weekend and it seems my school wants to drill me to the ground with work right before our trials in a few weeks! :( In saying that, I know I also haven't replied to ANY of your comments to thank you all and follow back, and I haven't been keeping up to date with the blogosphere. Again, really sorry, and as soon as this stupid assignment I'm working on is finished, I'll get on it. But for now, let's talk about one of my favourite styles at the moment - colour blocking!

Yes for all you lucky birdies in America/Europe, this trend has come and (almost) gone, but since we like to be the last to receive everything down here in Aus, colour blocking is just emerging and seeping its way on the racks of our favourite stores (Zara anyone?)

So here are a few tips and a little advice if you're not sure about the trend or are just hearing about it. If none of those are applicable to you, just scroll for the pretty pictures! :)

Match back with neutrals
This is a super sophisticated and perfect for your little office/business-y job and is a great way to wear any caramel, khaki or cream-coloured pieces you may have bought over Autumn/Winter.

Stick with 2 - 3 colours
Wearing blocks of bright colour will definitely draw attention, but be warned: the more colours you add the more you effectively add to your frame, making you appear wider and shorter. Instead use a limited colour palette to your advantage – if you are short, a cropped blazer and high-waisted pants will elongate your frame and if you want to disguise your bottom half, then wear a brightly coloured top with a pair of pants in a darker shade.

Be Bright!
This is not the time to be pulling out that dusty pale blue jumper your grandma knit you for your birthday a few years ago and matching it with an uber-sexy lemon cardigan.  Bright colours are what make this trend look modern, so go for ultramarines, purples, fuchsias and oranges.

Don't be afraid, Embrace it!
Find a couple of shades that really complement your skin tone, and you'll rock this trend. If bright colour is still a scary prospect for you and your neutral tones or you don’t want to spend that much money on a wardrobe that might be unusable in a few seasons, then go for colour in your accessories. Adding a bright scarf, bangle, bag or pair of shoes will lift your outfit without being over the top. Still not convinced? There's always nail polish and even makeup!

Hope you guys all have a better understanding of the colour blocking trend, and talk soon!


  1. omg love all these tips, i love colorful fashions!

  2. This is a gorgeous post! I love all of the pictures and the advice - it is excellent!


  3. Love all of these. I really need some shoes with a pop of color in my closet.


  4. OMG I'm so in love with the heels !!!!

    BTW: Like your blog. I'm following you now. Visit my blog and follw too if you want to ;)

    Kisses from Germany :)

  5. love the really bright colors together and of course those shoes so gorgeous!!



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