Color-blocking is one of those trends that cycles in and out of fashion frequently, but this spring it’s coming back in full force. Color-blocking is typically thought of as pairing together two colors that sit across from each other on the color wheel (i.e. green with red or blue with orange) but spring 2020 will be less about exact color pairings and more about putting two or more bold colors together to create an interesting combination. Think of it as pairing multiple unexpected hues together to create a look that stands out.
Participating in this trend is surprisingly easy, all you need is a few solid colored pieces. Try pairing two or more bright colored items together, whether it be pinks and reds, blues and greens, yellows and browns—truly any color combination works! You just have to start trying things on together and you’ll be surprised how many cool outfits you end up with using pieces that you probably never thought to wear at the same time before. If you’re just starting out and want to take it slow you can always pair two colors that are right next to each other on the color wheel, as they’re basically guaranteed to look good together.
Coat: Louis Vuitton | Sweater: Solace London
Photo: Emili Sindlev
Jacket: Chanel | Pants: Stand Studio | Bag: Loewe
Retailers of all price points are just starting to get their spring collections in, so now is the perfect time to add some new color to your wardrobe. If you’re looking to make an investment brands like Versace, Tom Ford, and Altuzarra have some seriously cool color for spring, or high contemporary brands like Georgia Alice, Nina Ricci, and Simon Miller are offering beautiful shades right now. As always, you can also find fun colors at affordable price points at high-street retailers like Zara, Mango and Topshop. Whatever color combination you decide to go with, this is a trend you can start wearing now and wear all the way through summer. After all, bold colors were made for warm weather.
Full look: Maison Margiela
Photo: Chrissy Rutherford
Dress: Simon Miller | Bag: 324 New York
Full look: Calvin Klein
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