How To Colourblock: A Primer For Every Skill (& Comfort) Level


By Emily London

It’s official: Colour is here to stay. Bold strokes, primary hues, vivid neons, and pretty pastels are all playing their part in this fashion phenomenon.

But, how to make them all work? With pride, of course! This trend is a joy to experience and easy to assimilate into an existing wardrobe. No matter your skill or comfort level, we can show you how to make this trend work in your life — without ever feeling uncomfortable or cookie-cutter. Just follow our no-brainer style tips — and go ahead, colour yourself just a bit rad.

Team It With Denim!
Chambray counts as a blue, you know. Take a bright-hued pair of pants and team them with a butter soft chambray shirt and neutral flats. And, you’ve just met your new favorite weekend look. Trust.

Work It At Work
Some offices have strict work wear policies, making it harder to incorporate bursts of colour into a 9-to-5 look. Stick on the right side of formal by teaming colour with black, tailored separates. A sleek, sharp silhouette is key to making this look feel smart and work-appropriate.

Clash For Maximum Impact
Go for bold and wear similar hue on hue on hue. Our favourite new way to wear colour is to pick a shade and wear it head to toe in differing tones. Embellished accessories up the wow factor on this look.

Mix In A Print
Neons and citrus colours are the perfect sparring partners for patterns. Pick a graphic motif and build your outfit around it. The colourblocked piece is the finishing touch. Just remember to keep accessories and makeup clean and neutral.

Add Some Shine
Heading out for cocktails? Make sure all eyes are on you by clashing an orange silk blouse and a hot-pink jacket (each with a festive sheen) with a khaki mini. The earth tone is the perfect neutral shade to ground the brighter hues — and allow them to pop, in a relaxed, off-duty way.

Play With Pastels
Toughen up pale, powedery hues by teaming them with dark wintery shades. A candy-floss pink a-line skirt contrasts a buttoned-up forest green blouse beautifully, for a fresh, new approach to daytime dressing.