BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD: HOW TO COLOUR BLOCK

BY SAMANTHA SUTTON
RED AND YELLOW AND PINK AND BROWN, COLOURS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR ABILITY TO SPARK JOY. THE EASIEST WAY TO WEAR THEM, THOUGH, IS TO PILE THEM ALL ON AT ONCE.
 For fashion-lovers, half the fun of a runway show had showed us which pieces will we be adding to our shopping lists in the future? What are next season's hottest trends? And, more importantly, which ones can we start wearing now, before the rest of the world catches on?

For Summer 2022, the answer to that question is color blocking — which isn't exactly a new concept, but rather a look that always feels fresh and exciting. This time around, vibrant, saturated color combos have popped up in designer collections from New York, London, and Milan, both through two-toned pieces and specific styling choices.
The good news is colorblocking is a trend we all can try now. Check out the designers putting a new spin on this standout look, then see how you can pull it off with your own wardrobe— for $0.
 

START SIMPLE

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Kick things off by combining just two colors, like pairing a purple jacket with an orange bag.
 

MAKE SMALL SWAPS

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Usually, we'll try to balance out a bold outfit by working in some neutral items, like a black blazer or white shoes. But, if you really want to nail the colorblocking trend, go with something pink, green, blue, or other bright shades instead.

CREATE A SCHEME

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One way to tie this mismatched outfit together is with repetition. If you're mixing three colors through your jacket, skirt, and shoes, choose one or two of those same colors when picking out a purse, earrings, or other accessory to go with your look.
 
 
 

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