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STYLE TRENDS| COLOUR BLOCKING FOR THE FAINT HEARTED

Forget about the migraine inducing colour blocking trend that reared its head in spring/ summer 2011 and has since not left. Wearing bold colours isn’t everyone’s cup of tea yet the idea of colour blocking is undoubtedly attractive. Today’s look is a style tip for those who cannot brave a brighter colour palette : Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips, tricks.

Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips,tricks

Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips,tricks

Pantone’s 2017 spring /summer colour palette suggests bright colours as this season’s key trend taking us right back to the 80s. Clashing warm and cool tones with blatant disregard to rules, to wearing different  but coordinating colours as spotted on Victoria Beckham lately made prominence on the runways during fashion week. But it also predicted muted shades such as the pale dogwoods and hazelnuts which we can stretch to include the blushes, nudes and terracotta.

Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips,tricks

Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips,tricks

This photoshoot was done at the remains of the beautiful St Botolph’s Priory in Colchester, a medieval convent. Shout out to my sister Albie who despite dressed in abuses from me managed to pull out these shots.

St Botolph's Priory, Colchester St Botolph’s Priory in Colchester, a medieval convent

This look is quite simple and therefore an easy transition from casual (as shown in the photos) to dressed up or day to night, wherever your boat rocks you towards. Here’s an example of a subtle colour block, mixing salmon and blush didn’t look too obvious because they are in a similar palette.

If you don’t dare to colour clash, you can stay in the same palette and play with the different shades for an effective look.

Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips,tricks Summer Fashion Trends| Colour blocking tips,tricks

If dresses are not your thing , This is a safe alternative to a free flowing summer dress.

I grabbed the top from the river island sales rack within a heart beat, it combines the fishnet and corset trends in one. The blouse also comes in black on their website. The salmon coloured wide leg  jumpsuit  is a culottes style with no waist definition and a vest-like strap. It came with a waist tie which I chucked because I quite liked it without the belt (I didnt mind the sack of potatoes look because we were going to eat afterwards so I wanted more room). This is quite a versatile look because the colours are suitable for many settings, you can rock this look to the office, grab a coffee with the girls after work and still show up at your future in-law’s house in the evening for dinner in it.The tan strappy suede  sandals also within the colour palette ties the look together nicely. This sandals is quite summer appropriate, strappy √, a decently low and  block heel√ ,a versatile colour that can be rocked day to night also √. Sticking with the tans and nudes. Suede is also a great alternative to  crushed velvet which is everywhere this season. I opted for this large tote from Zara. You can also get an alternative tote bag without the tartan detail here.

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If you enjoyed this post, check out similar post on how to style t-shirts and jeans.

Smooches, Marianne

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34 thoughts on “STYLE TRENDS| COLOUR BLOCKING FOR THE FAINT HEARTED

  1. I am not a jeans and t-shirt kind of person but, I don’t wear alot of more casual attire either. I also avoid to many bright, or bold colors except on special holidays.

  2. I’ve never been able to pull off colour blocking, but you seem to be a natural haha. I’m absolutely loving this outfit on you, girl! Great style. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life.  xx

  3. Love that color on you girl! You really rock it and pull it off well! I’ve seen so that color pop up everywhere but haven’t had chance to try it on myself. I don’t know if I can pull it off as well as you did! Also, I love the location you shot your photos at! What a beautiful place!

  4. I really indulged in reading this blog although I don’t really read about lingerie other than when I am getting my other half a sexy present. I am planning of making a trip to Victoria’s Secret in Westfield, Stratford (an awesome shopping center in The city of london, look it up!). For beginners, I feel rather embarrassed and I simply do not know how to choose lingerie for my wife. What should I choose from?

  5. Dresses are indeed my thing. I don’t even bother buying pants anymore. I love how I feel in dresses and it looks like I put in more of an effort. Those colors (and braids) look stunning on you.

  6. Aw, i thought this was a really nice post. In concept I have to devote writing such as this moreover – spending time and actual effort to produce a really good article… but so what can I say… I procrastinate alot and also by no means often go done.

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