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Style Guide to Colour Blocking

New to colour blocking? It isn't as scary as it sounds, we promise. in fact, colour blocking is really quite fun. Originating from the artwork of Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, colour blocking is taking opposite colours and pairing them together to make complementary combinations.


Piet Mondrain


Fashion colour blocking involves styling of two or more solid colours in your outfit and can be useful took to flatter your body, no matter what shape you are.


Mono Blocking

An easy start to colour blocking is being monochromatic, by that we mean layering different shades and tones of the same colour and mixing different textures can make this look really interesting.

The perks of wearing the same hue from top to bottom is that it is simple, chic and will elongate the body, Plus, it's also a great look if you want to draw attention to an awesome new bag or a statement pair of shoes.

Jain Knit Cardigan in Blue

Knock Out Trench Coat in Grey

Inara Knit in Dusty Teal Chenille

Family Blocking

If you're feeling a little more adventurous combine colours from the same colour family, by matching print or pattern in the same tones. This about colour and print placement to trick the eye into perceiving your figure in the most beneficial way.

Veda Ribbed Knit in Soft Mint

Heather Knit Cardigan in Mustard

Timberland Hooded Cardi in Navy and Beige

Colour Blocking

Once you have practiced the above and feel confident it is time to turly colour block.

Spencer Knit in Blush

Annja Stripe Sleeve Knit Cardigan in Grey

Kelsey Button Back Knit in Mustard

Vista Colourblock Knit Cardigan in Grey Leopard and Black


Keep your look current and fresh by following these tips:

- You might not suit both colours so choose to wear the most flattering near your face.

- Add a neutral to the mix to highlight your skills.

- When choosing opposite colours pick one as a bright and one as a light.

- Feeling bloated after dinner? We guarantee you that you'll walk out of the restuarant looking as slim as when you walked in when you use colour blocking to advantage, darker blocks of colour can disguise areas and lighter colour enhance them.


Loved this read? Why not check out our new Spot The Colourblock campaign blog for more styling inspiration.

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