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BUILD THE PRINCIPLES OF COLOUR BLOCKING INTO YOUR WARDROBE


Fortune favours the bold, and few trends are bolder than colour blocking - especially with this season’s bright reds, pinks, and jewel tones. While designers like Céline and Balenciaga might try to convince you that block colours are only for the runway, it’s quite easy to translate this look into everyday, effortless chic.

We’re breaking down colour blocking basics into two easy steps. Here’s how to get started:


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STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR BASE COLOUR

First things first: take a look at your closet and locate any colourful basics. We’re talking sheath dresses, cigarette trousers, pencil skirts, and blouses in solid colours. And don’t be afraid to go bold, suggests Refinery29 fashion editor Connie Wang. “[What] we're usually taught is how to tone it down, balance brights with neutrals, and not let bold colors overwhelm,” Wang writes. “But what if crimson, emerald green, and mustard yellow are just better versions of black, gray, and tan?” Here are a few trendy colour pathways to try:


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READY-TO-WEAR PALETTES

Why hunt for matching shades when you can purchase a colour block garment right off the rack? Designer ready-to-wear, like this silk halter dress from Roksanda, showcase colour blocking at its best. We love the contrast between the blush silk and deep velvety green skirt, while the hint of peach at the neckline makes this gorgeous colour pathway simply unforgettable. Just remember: colour blocking works best if you don’t go overboard. Never use more than four colours.

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PRETTY IN PINK

We’re not tired of Millennial Pink, and there are plenty of ways to colour block with the new items in your closet to refresh the trend. According to Elle, a contrasting leather bag in red makes colour blocking extra simple. If you’re feeling daring, you might try shades of burgundy and orange.

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LADY IN RED

Red is everywhere we turn this season, and it’s no surprise why. "The color red flatters everyone,” explains Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color, at the fashion blog Who What Wear. “But not the same red,” she adds. “To decide which red is right for you, look first to your skin tone." Brick reds will flatter warmer skin tones, while cherry or orange reds favour women with fair complexions - and they all look gorgeous as block colours.

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JEWEL TONES

Reach for basics in bright jewel tones that will put a spotlight on your personal style - like this vintage cobalt ensemble spotted on the street during New York Fashion Week. Robin’s egg blue can be contrasted with other jewel tones for an extra rich palette: think peacock green, goldenrod, and royal purple. If you want to step it up a notch, go neon with hot pink or oranges.

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STEP 2. FIND YOUR CONTRASTING SHADE

No matter what pathway you choose as your base colour, the next step is to consider your contrasting shade
- or a nearby shade in a different texture!


Oroton Colour Blocking Guide

USE A BOLD ACCESSORY

Don’t want to block another piece of outfit? A bright shoe or bag can do the work for you. We love the way Carey Mulligan’s blue suede shoes offered a perfect contrast to her cherry red dress. If you need some accessories made for colour blocking, try our Avalon totes, wristlets, and wallets. These premium leather bags come in multiple colour pathways perfect for knocking this trend out of the park.

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COMPARE AND CONTRAST

Classic colour blocking never fails. And there’s a bit of a science to choosing a shade that slightly clashes, or one that offers a bright, bold contrast. “If you’re at a loss for which colours to mix, there’s always the color wheel,” suggests Emily Farra at Vogue. “[We] recommend trying secondary hues that are positioned across from each other!” Want to broaden your horizons? These neons, pastels, and jewel tones showcased at The Fashion Spot are bound to turn heads.

Oroton Colour Blocking Guide Pouches

BUILD THE PRINCIPLES OF COLOUR BLOCKING INTO YOUR WARDROBE


Fortune favours the bold, and few trends are bolder than colour blocking - especially with this season’s bright reds, pinks, and jewel tones. While designers like Céline and Balenciaga might try to convince you that block colours are only for the runway, it’s quite easy to translate this look into everyday, effortless chic. We’re breaking down colour blocking basics into two easy steps. Here’s how to get started:

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STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR BASE COLOUR

First things first: take a look at your closet and locate any colourful basics. We’re talking sheath dresses, cigarette trousers, pencil skirts, and blouses in solid colours. And don’t be afraid to go bold, suggests Refinery29 fashion editor Connie Wang. “[What] we're usually taught is how to tone it down, balance brights with neutrals, and not let bold colors overwhelm,” Wang writes. “But what if crimson, emerald green, and mustard yellow are just better versions of black, gray, and tan?” Here are a few trendy colour pathways to try:

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READY-TO-WEAR PALETTES

Why hunt for matching shades when you can purchase a colour block garment right off the rack? Designer ready-to-wear, like this silk halter dress from Roksanda, showcase colour blocking at its best. We love the contrast between the blush silk and deep velvety green skirt, while the hint of peach at the neckline makes this gorgeous colour pathway simply unforgettable. Just remember: colour blocking works best if you don’t go overboard. Never use more than four colours.

Oroton Colour Blocking Guide

JEWEL TONES

Reach for basics in bright jewel tones that will put a spotlight on your personal style - like this vintage cobalt ensemble spotted on the street during New York Fashion Week. Robin’s egg blue can be contrasted with other jewel tones for an extra rich palette: think peacock green, goldenrod, and royal purple. If you want to step it up a notch, go neon with hot pink or oranges.

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PRETTY IN PINK

We’re not tired of Millennial Pink, and there are plenty of ways to colour block with the new items in your closet to refresh the trend. According to Elle, a contrasting leather bag in red makes colour blocking extra simple. If you’re feeling daring, you might try shades of burgundy and orange, too.

Oroton Colour Blocking Guide

LADY IN RED

Red is everywhere we turn this season, and it’s no surprise why. "The color red flatters everyone,” explains Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color, at the fashion blog Who What Wear. “But not the same red,” she adds. “To decide which red is right for you, look first to your skin tone." Brick reds will flatter warmer skin tones, while cherry or orange reds favour women with fair complexions - and they all look gorgeous as block colours.

Oroton Colour Blocking Guide Pouches

STEP 2. FIND YOUR CONTRASTING SHADE

No matter what pathway you choose as your base colour, the next step is to consider your contrasting shade - or a nearby shade in a different texture!

Oroton Colour Blocking Guide

USE A BOLD ACCESSORY

Don’t want to block another piece of outfit? A bright shoe or bag can do the work for you. We love the way Carey Mulligan’s blue suede shoes offered a perfect contrast to her cherry red dress. If you need some accessories made for colour blocking, try our Avalon totes, wristlets, and wallets. These premium leather bags come in multiple colour pathways perfect for knocking this trend out of the park.

Oroton Colour Blocking Guide Pouches

COMPARE AND CONTRAST

Classic colour blocking never fails. And there’s a bit of a science to choosing a shade that slightly clashes, or one that offers a bright, bold contrast. “If you’re at a loss for which colours to mix, there’s always the color wheel,” suggests Emily Farra at Vogue. “[We] recommend trying secondary hues that are positioned across from each other!” Want to broaden your horizons? These neons, pastels, and jewel tones showcased at The Fashion Spot are bound to turn heads.