It’s officially spring, ladies, and the trends keep on coming. Colorblocking is making a resurgence, and there are no complaints here! Pairing contrasting, yet complimentary bright and bold colors is a fun way to get the bees buzzing and flowers blooming.
Rocking a colorblocked dress adds instant fun to your day. How could it not? Take a sun dress, sheath, maxi, or shift dress to the next level. Want a more casual look? Try a dress with minimal colorblocking or more neutral colors and pair it with a colorblocked flat or sandal. If bold is your middle name, then the vibrant colors are definitely for you.
(Left to Right) Tahari Woman Corinna Colorblock Dress ($128); Ruby Rox Plus Size Dress ($99); Victoria’s Secret Colorblock Wireless Push up Bra Dress ($59.90-69.50); Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique ($138)
Colorblock with a tank, t-shirt, blouse, or tube top. Wear it with jeans or your favorite pair of shorts. Or go out on a limb and mix it with pants in a different print all together. This look might be geared to the more daring fashionistas. So just take this as a dare to make the streets your personal spring runway.
If a flirty skirt is more your thing, achieve the effortless colorblock trend by pairing it with a tank. This makes for a perfect spring look, day or night and depending on the colors, it can easily transition into the fall with a great pair of knee-high boots. That’s a whole different article.
Listen up shoe lovers: Don’t you dare pass up a pair of colorblocked shoes! Just imagine the possibilities. Whether it’s a flat, sandal, wedge, or heel, this is a versatile way to add this trend. With a wide range of colors, this opens up the number of spring looks you can achieve. Some colorblocked sandals or flats add just the right pop to an old standard or any solids. It’s a fun way to rock the trend without going colorblock crazy.
(Clockwise) Wet Seal Colorblock Sandal ($12.50); Calvin Klein Pash Colorblock Leather Flats ($98); Loeffler Randall Fawn Leather and Mesh Colorblock Gladiator ($295); L.A.M.B. Evelyn Colorblock Platform ($195)
If you’re a bag lover. And who isn’t? Handbags and accessories are one of the easiest ways to integrate colorblocking into your outfit. If not a fun handbag, then a vibrant scarf, chic pair of sunglasses, or a bold hat will do the trick—and without breaking the bank. Imagine an all-white outfit with any of these colorblocked accessories. This is a chance for any spring chick to stand out in crowd.
(Top Row, Left to Right) Forever 21 Colorblocked Fedora ($10.80); Halogen Retro Inspired Sunglasses ($48); Fossil Studded Colorblock Belt ($42)
(Bottom Row, Left to Right) DKNY Runway Geometry Colorblock Shopper ($195); Calvin Klein Colorblock + Logo Linen Scarf ($34.50); Steve Madden Colorblock Kane Tote ($98)
Don’t worry if you don’t have an item that is already colorblocked. Create your own look by wearing a bold colored top and contrasting bottom. Spring won’t know what hit it when you take this trend to the streets! Remember, fashion doesn’t have to be scary, be daring and step out of that comfort zone and colorblock your way into spring.