FROM THE RUNWAY
1. Diane Von Furstenberg : Source | 2. Max Mara : Source | 3. Steven Alan : Source | 4. Rag & Bone : Source
INTO THE STORES
1 Gucci. 2 Alice + Olivia. 3 Diane Von Furstenberg. 4 Rebecca Minkoff. 5 Romwe. 6 JCrew. 7 Roksanda Ilincic. 8 Asos. 9 Moschino. 10 Mysuelly. 11 Dsquared2. 12 Victoria, Victoria Beckham. 13 B Brian Atwood. 15 Just Fab. 16 Lipsy.
Layla : Chic Chef
TIPS : HOW TO WEAR IT
My trend reports stick to current season runway shows however I have began this article with Gucci's SS 2011 campaign. I did this because for me that's where my love for colour blocking all began. Each look was so striking and I can bet every girl that loved this trend at that moment wanted to get their hands on that gold belt that tied each of their looks together! Gucci's colour block look was replicated by handfuls of celebrities and the great part for us is we all can achieve this trend with what works for our budget. Now we are in SS 2012 and the trend has still stuck around. What's cool about it now is we see colour blocking done using bright colours and pastels. Some trends come and go and others like this one adapt to incorporate new trends. So how do I recommend wearing this trend? Colour blocking is meant to be fun. To start off easy stick to colours in the same family like pairing red with fuchsia or turquoise with cobalt blue. However if you are a bit more adventurous and have a keen eye on great complementing colours not within the same family go for it! One of my favourite looks above is a great example of this. In Ani's outfit she has paired a royal blue with yellow and it looks beyond amazing!!! So play with alike colours and get daring by placing together colours you wouldn't normally and trust your judgement on if it works well or not. When it comes to accessories I'm torn. Sticking to neutrals or metallics are safe since your outfit is already very loud however with some colour combinations adding even more colour works! If you are going all out keep the jewellery again in the same family or ensure it's a complementing colour to your look. Use the bloggers above to help guide you. I've made sure to include different colour combinations and some more safely put together than others.
Here was my first attempt at colour blocking last summer : Colour Block Me
...always room for improvement!