Fashion Trend: Colour Blocking

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Last fall I read that NY Magazine called the colour blocking trend the new floral craze and it seems that the beautifully bold, loud and dynamic colour combinations are here to stay! My favourite colour blocking combination is anything mixed with bright pink or orange. However, as much as I love this to look at, I'm a bit reluctant to go for it myself - maybe I'm just not brave enough.  How about you, my sweets? Are you up to turn up the contrast and wear some bold colours this season? What's your favourite mix? xo

(photos via Sterling Style, Zara and Note to Self)

41 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

Orange and pink! I love the looks, Happy day, friend!

Sara said...

Both colour combinations are eye-catching. I like the red long skirt and pink shirt. Blue and green are good mixes too. Or purple and yellow ... Woo, I would like to see that one someone.

Jenny N said...

I do love the pink and orange combo too!

I think I would definitely try this trend...though it seems most of my "bottoms" are neutrals! :) Sounds like I need to go shopping.

k said...

I love it :)

Barbara von Enger said...

It's interesting to see colour blocking defined as a "Trend". In the Caribbean & India it's a way of life. I was brought up to dress this way.
Love the outfits above. xx

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how beautiful those color combos are!!! I love the tangerine colored skirt in the last photo!! I'm switching it up with some bold colors too!! I love it!

Melanie's Randomness

Unknown said...

great picks - but I'm still unsure if it's a trend for me :)
xoxo

Kristina said...

love colour blocking - zara is a great place at the moment to buy lovely coloured shirts, pants etc. just went yesterday. have my bright pink trousers for a while now and really like them :)

Caroline said...

I love it because I love color! I think I like the look of pairing yellow and turquoise. Two completely bod colors that both POP when worm together. One could wear a turquoise dress (think a maxi that flows) and some chunky yellow beads.
:) xo

The Everything List said...

i love this look but i am not sure if i could pull it off. i am so used to wearing black, navy, and beige. i would have to go buy a few things though because there is really nothing in my closet that will work.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Jillian said...

I feel the same. I love this color-blocking trend on other people, but I'm not sure how it would look on me. I feel like I'm not fashionable enough to rock it! haha.

Diana Mieczan said...

Caroline, yellow and turquoise would look AMAZING together! I have a pair of yellow skinny jeans that I wear with a very light pastel green top:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Kristina, I just got a pair of shorts from Zara and Im loving them. They really have some amazing stuff this season!

Lilacandgrey said...

LOVE color blocking!
♥ Cara
Lilac and Grey

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

LOVE the color blocking trend. i need to get a few bright pieces this summer :) xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

Couture Carrie said...

Love this trend!
Gorgeous post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Ritcha Verma said...

Ooh!! I love how you find such perfect pictures!! :)

Elisa said...

nice! not sure if I could pull it off though.

m_b said...

love it! i think i would do it with less bold colors, though.

Lee Oliveira said...

Colour blocking like this at one time would have been a no no but today is all to rage and I love it. I am someone who adores colour so for me these photos are just beautiful.

Lee
x

monkeyandsquirrel said...

gaaah... i love that long skirt with the cropped hot pink top. summer styling at its best!

keishua said...

I love the color. I am particularly intrigued by those pink pants.

Unknown said...

Wish I were brave enough to pull off that neon pink colour!

Paige

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Perfection! Every single one! I really have to give it a shot this summer. Haven't had the nerve yet :)

Have a wonderful day, lovely! xoxo

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

I love this trend. I think the bright pinks and oranges are fabulous, but so far I've really only tried bright green with purple. I need to get more bright solid color pieces so I can really give this look a go!

Diana Mieczan said...

Green and purple must look pretty as well. I love your comments:)

Courtney Erin said...

I love blues and oranges together! This is a trend that I really want to try but I don't own enough individually colored pieces to really make a go of it.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Stefany said...

I absolutely love this color blocking combo too! I'm seeing it everywhere! :)

Nicole Marie said...

i'm obsessed with color blocking.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

LOVE these looks!

Unknown said...

the pink and orange combo is my favorite as well!!!

Monica Aguinaga said...

i love hot pink! this trend is fantastic....my favorite color this spring is yellow and orange.

kisses, xoxo

Abby said...

Not brave enough, haha. I LOVE that last red skirt, though!

Heather Feemster said...

I like it but need everyone to mix it up a bit, it's all starting to look the same....xo

Fashion Me Chic said...

Love this trend so much. Plan on rocking it this summer.

http://www.fashionmechic.com/

Tiff For Tat said...

Ive never really been into the bold color blocking but I am really loving the pink and orange together!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This makes me want to go out and buy lots of bright colors for my wardrobe!

LyddieGal said...

Oh goodness! these looks are just so stunning!
I'm in love five times over!

Chic on the Cheap

jessica // union shore said...

pink and orange is on of my fave color combos!!

i love this trend, but i don't know if i could pull it off... i tend to stick to neutrals, with pops of color...

Anonymous said...

I loooove color-blocking too but have yet to try it myself. The pics you picked are perfect, per usual.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I've yet to try it for myself but I do love the last picture with the orange and blue.

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