Rob Mariel
Rob Mariel

Block Party

February 15, 2017
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Color blocking is one of those trends that’s not really a “trend” per se. It never seems to go out of style and new iterations of the eye-catching method of paneling color reappear nearly every season both on runways and streets. Just look at RandM favorites Gucci, Tibi and Salvatore Ferragamo, to name a few.

Color blocking can, however, be tricky. The presence of so many analogous bright colors in a single look can err on the side of amateur or even worse, clownish. The key is to select the right color scheme (monochrome, analagous or perpindicular on the color wheel), choose pieces with clean lines and shapes, and make sure that the pieces are well tailored. This is not the time to go for “effortless”. Polish is key with color blocking. See some of our runway inspiration, realway way to wear and selected pieces below.

Runway Inspiration

BalmainSpring2017

Balmain Spring ‘17

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Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ‘12

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Tibi Spring ‘16

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Yeojin Bae Resort ‘17

Gucci

Gucci Spring ‘11

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Hermes Spring ‘16

RandM Inspiration

RachelMcAdamsSolaceLondon

Rachel McAdams in Solace London

 

JenniferLopezGucci

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci

 

LilyCollinsMaximeSimeons

Lily Collins in Maxime Simeons

 

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Jennifer Lopez in David Koma

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Cara Delevingne in Alexandre Vauthier

 

 

LilyCollinsBecandBridge

Lily Collins in Bec & Bridge

Street Style Inspiration
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The Pieces

1. Topshop Ruffle Crepe Midi Skirt, $80

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2. & Other Stories D-Ring Crossbody Bag in Orange, $95

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3. Cushnie et Ochs Color Blocked Pencil Dress, $1,495

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4. Diane von Furstenberg Short Sleeve Panel Tee, $228

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5. Rochas Duchesse Trench Style Coat, $785

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6. ASOS Premium Color Block Silky Maxi Dress, $59

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7. Anine Bing Frill Sleeve Top, $229

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8. Prada Ankle Strap Platform Sandal, $820

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9. Victoria Beckham Victoria Pants, $695

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10. Zara Faux Leather Pencil Skirt in Red, $35.90

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11. Zara Cropped Wide Sleeve Sweater, $39.90

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