Trend Alert: Colour Blocking

Colour Blocking is a big trend for the coming season, having made an appearance at both local and international fashion weeks with everyone from Prada to local Aussie designer Arnsdorf showing colour blocked collections. The key to getting it right is mixing three to five contrasting brights in the one look. Don't be afraid to have fun mixing and matching with pinks, greens, yellows, blues, purples and everything in between.

Even celebs have gotten in on the craze with everyone from Pippa Middleton to Rihanna mixing contrasting colours into their wardrobes.

And this is for all those naysayers out there who think plus size girls can't get away with bright colours. New York based Gabi Greg styled this amazing Colour Blocked plus size editorial for her blog Gabi Fresh and I think it proves those Negative Nancy's wrong, those curvy girls look hot in their colour blocked looks. Plus size girls out there hear me when I say you can wear anything you want, don't be afraid of any trend, colour or style, you can make it work!

Now I'm sure I've inspired you to want to play with colour blocking, and funnily enough City Chic's new collection is  titled just that; Want  To Play. Below I show you how to colour block with the colourful brights from the collection.

Look 1
Flowing fuchsia, seen on many a runway, this blouse is both flattering and on trend.
The ultimate colour blocking skirt, team it with basic black for a more toned down look and your still working the trend.
Bag Cambridge Satchel Company
This fluro yellow bag is the it bag of the season!
Lipstick Mac "Girl About Town" Fuchsia lipstick
You can colour block with your make up too!
The perfect statement piece.
Yellow Heels
These heels complete the look, paring back with the bag.

Look 2
Cami City Chic Chic Cami in Green Apple $19.95 AUD
Let this cute green apple cami peek through under a cardi or jacket.
Cardigan City Chic Cute Ruffle Hem Cardi $69.95 AUD
Layer up with this fun piece.
Pants City Chic Pant Rouched Leg Skinny $79.95 AUD
Show off your sexy legs with these hot trews.
Necklace City Chic Black Diva Necklace $29.95 AUD
Bold jewellery complements the look.
Ring City Chic Black Diva Ring $14.95 AUD
Layer a few of these on your fingers for a night out with the girls.
Heels & Bag
Mix and match your the colour of your accessories, matching with one or two pieces in your outfit.

Look 3
The puff shoulder always looks good.
A fun skirt in basic black.
Mix and match the colour of your leggings depending on your mood and then work your accessories around them.
Cinch in your waist with this on trend cut out belt.
Bag & Heels
Look out for accessories that are already colour blocked like the orange and pink bag and heels above.

Are you inspired to colour block? Let me know in the comments below.


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