Your Ultimate Guide To Colour Blocking

Colours are a major component of a fashionista’s closet and colour blocks radiate a sense of youthful verve. A regular sight on the runways, designers such as Jeremy Scott and DKNY have incorporated the style in their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.

With celebrities such as Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan sporting the trend, we have all the more reason to give it a shot. Here’s your ultimate guide to colour blocking so you don’t end up looking like a clown.

Choosing The Right Colours

colour theory

The most important thing in colour blocking is the choice of hues. Decide whether you want to use complimentary, analogous, split-complimentary or triadic and then stick to the chosen colour palette. You may also use a monochromatic theme which features different shades of the same colour family.

1) Colour Block Top And Bottom

colour blocking top and bottom
Wear a bright coloured top tucked in your high-waist trousers or skirt. Don’t shy away from adding a third shade to the ensemble and match your shoes with your handbag.

2) Colour Block Layering

colour block layering
If coloured pants don’t suit your style then layer your top with a jacket instead. Adorn a bright neckpiece (buy here) to add some more oomph to your outfit.

3) Colour Block Dress

Colour Block Dress
If you are heading for a formal event and can’t afford to be experimental, a colour-blocked dress (buy here) can come to your rescue. You will look confident and young without worrying too much about picking the right combination. Sober it down with shoes and a sling clutch in neutral colours or liven it up with a pop of bold, contrasting shades.

4) Colour Block Bags and Shoes

Colour Block Bags and shoes
Ditch the usual neutral shades and invest in a pop-toned bag (buy here) and shoes (buy here). It can instantly get you the colour-blocked look, even with your monotone ensemble. To make it look sexier, match the colours of your bag and shoes.

5) Colour Blocked Accessories

Colour Block Accessories
Multicoloured accessories can liven up a dull and boring outfit. Wear a colour-blocked neckpiece or a stack of bangles with an all-white or all-black ensemble. You can also step into colour-blocked heels (buy here) for a modish look.

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