This season is all about colours and using them in bold and wonderful ways. We predict this trend is here to stay well beyond Summer. This look is definitely for those that want to stand out from the crowd, wallflowers need not apply. The whole trick to colour blocking is putting together chunks of colour that you would not expect to see together. The rule to colour blocking is that there are no rules, except consider your body shape so you don't end up looking like a rubik's cube! Plus, think twice about having four colours in your clothing and then your shoes and handbag are also colour blocked - you will end up looking like a bunch of crayons. Try and use common sense as to how many colours - our view is maximum four in one outfit, ideally three colours at one time to remain stylish and not too 'try hard'.
Be brave, have fun with it and enjoy putting colours that work together. If you don't like the idea of wearing block colours from head to toe, then try mixing with a neutral tone like beige or khaki, or simply experiment with accessories to achieve a similar affect. A small clutch in a bright colour or a pair of gorgeous bright heels will work wonders for bringing colour into your life. This is the perfect trend to really experiment with your own seasonal colours.
To help pull this look off successfully, here are some tips for your body shape to make the most of this season's biggest trend...
When colour blocking, wear your bright colours on top with the bottom colour muted or toned down. Reduce your bottom area by avoiding pale colours in this area. Given you need to balance your shoulders, structured jackets or tops work wonders for you.
Broader in the shoulders and bust in comparison to your hips and bottom?
Ideally, you should wear your bright and bold colours below the waist - there a plenty of options for pants or skirts. Bright coloured jeans work well for achieving this effect. Keep colours and patterns plain on top and try crisp fabrics and styles.
No waist definition and similar size on top and bottom?
Give the illusion of curves by wearing bright coloured flowing tops and feminine dresses that cinch in at the waist. Fabrics are your key. Look for softer fabrics rather than stiff structured materials.
This season works for you but your watch-out is around wearing block square shapes on top. It is best to stick with simple colour blocking rather than multiple colour blocking in one item of clothing. Try not to wear too much colour on the bust or below the waist as this will focus attention on your curves. Vertical colour blocking works best.
Fullness in the middle with a flatter bottom and slender legs and arms?
If you want any advice on what would work for your body shape, then book in for one of our Style Workshops by clicking here to find out more or we can always take you shopping for this season's wardrobe! Embrace colour as it is here to stay!