A key trend from 2011, colour blocking has really made a significant impact on the fashion chart and continues to evolve for future seasons.
With any trend there is always a fine line between fashionable and a fashion disaster, but with colour blocking it's all about bold, striking and vivid colours blending together... the whole point is to have lots of fun with it.
So the do's and don'ts of colour blocking... where do we start? Now one thing I would say is select colours that compliment each other and don't just use every single colour you can think of when styling, I'd suggest selecting two or three colours and embracing them.
One thing I'm a big fan of is colour blocking an outfit and adding a nude or neutral toned shoe. Adding a neutral tone or a light grey shoe or bag is a top tip when colour blocking. Doesn't it look amazing? These Kurt Geiger Elliott Metal Patent Nude Stilettos are the perfect example of a classic but chic stiletto and to be honest a nude stilletto should be a wardrobe must-have as it works with so many looks.
I'm a sucker for black and white checks and truly fell in love with this Topshop Brush Gingham Skirt. I know this isn't fully just colour blocking it's purely an adaptation of it, and adding the Hermes Irving Red Loafers and delicious blue Meli Melo Thela Backpack really set the look off. We have the stunning Whistle Meghan Crepe Dress teamed with the beautiful blue Aldo Wirani Flats. Please note that all these colours work extremely well together and by adding anymore colours would be just too much.
Pink and red is the colour blocking combination for the upcoming season and here is how I've created such a look. I have used the Topshop Colour Block Aline Dress as my main piece and added around it, but I've not added anymore colours than just two because it would be too much. As always with a look that's vibrant like this I've opted for a nude shoe.
My style adds the pink and red 'colour blocking' trend but also throws in 'luxe' trend with the various textures. We have a Topshop Faux Fur Collar, River Island Bright Pink Pony Clutch, Moschino Ladies Leather Gloves and a Topshop Freedom Stone Necklace.
Colour blocking pinks and red is all this season and quite frankly I love it. There are some spectacular pieces from MaxMara and Marc Jacobs, but I adore this exciting and innovative Chunky Cable Knit by Stella McCartney.
It's a match made in heaven.