Trend Setting: Colour Blocking

“Colour blocking, is a method of wearing multiple solid colours in an outfit. The outfit revolves around a palette of two or more colours, usually in bold and bright shades and the result is a simple yet very chic look.”

Colour blocking has become a hugely popular trend this season, its popularity is mainly down to the simplicity of pulling off the look.

Colour blocking involves wearing a full ensemble of two colours and the look is simple to create and master because of the availability of diverse colours throughout the spring and summer months.

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Colour blocking is also a trend that works for both men and women and includes bold, pastel, primary and neon colours. The wide choice of colours means that you are free to choose to wear what you want and what suits you.

Colour blocking is an innovative way to use the clothes in your wardrobe, maybe something you haven’t worn in a while and can be used to transform a casual or formal look

First of all you pick your colours that you’re going to wear, usually you match two colours. Prints and patterns are typically not used in colour blocking, as such designs would take away from the “blocked” visual look that you are trying to achieve.

The colours that you choose depend upon to look that you are trying to pull of. If you are going to select a colour-block ensemble with complementary colours, monochromatic colours (the same colour in different shades), neutral colours (white, black, greys, and browns) or primary colours.

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You can even pair a dazzling colour like hot pink with a neutral shade or use a fluorescent or neon shade like yellow or orange to perk up understated tones.

The real trick behind executing the colour block trend is your correct use of colours and this is a seamless and simple process.

You must use colour blocking to your advantage, in other words use it to perk up an outfit or to complete a look. Use colour blocking to try something that you have never worn before or to create a look that you have never worn before.

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The minimalism and ease of the colour blocking trend means that you can never really go wrong so a fashion faux-pas is less likely to happen and you won’t be left looking stupid.

Just follow the simple guidelines and colour blocking will work for you and your wardrobe.

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