Spring summer 2012 trend: Colour blocking
Spring summer 2012 trend: Color blocking
This spring/summer color blocking is back - but the colors you can go crazy with have changed slightly.
Whereas previously it was all about paintbox primaries, this season you can have fun with loud colors, from neon to pastel top - as long as the pigment is high, anything goes.
Color blocking isn't for the faint of heart - this look means you'll have to indulge your inner attention seeker. If you're a shade shy, then choose a key piece to reference the trend or go top to toe color for high voltage impact.
This blue baby doll dress by Therapy has perfected multi-tonal color blocking with the aquamarine blue and navy combo. It'll look just as stunning on a summer's day at the park as it will worn to meetings with heels. Color block dress, £16.00 available from House of Fraser.
For those of you graced with a flat stomach to be proud of then this button up bra top can be your color blocking bessie. While it won't work for the more generous of waist, if you can work the look, you'll definitely turn some heads. Button up bra top, £9.99, available from New Look.
These platform heels are a keeper. Yes they may be yellow but they scream summer - and when worn with a perfectly polished pedi your feet will be the place to gaze. Amaze. Platform heels, £62.00 available from Topshop.
This Victoria Beckham style dress in indigo is a great season to season staple. Worn well with tights for colder days or bare legged with strappy heels for balmy climes, this is how to color block the classic way. Peplum dress, £30.00, available from Dorothy Perkins.
This pleated blouse from Dorothy Perkins has a cute detail on the bust and button up sleeves, making it the perfect burst of brightness to team with black skinny jeans and major wedges. Pleated blouse, £29.50, available from Dorothy Perkins.
If going bold with brights is too much then you can ease yourself into the trend with this cream shoulder bag from Aldo. We're loving the contrast between the turquoise and burnt orange. Color block handbag, £45.00 available from Aldo.
Some might say it's the coward's way, but painting your talons a loud shade of canary yellow or tropical orange, can be the best way to get on trend without going completely revamping your signature style. Nails Inc in Porchester Place (orange) and Carnaby Street (yellow) are our faves, £11.00, available from House of Fraser.
Add a flash of color to any outfit with this gorgeous green belt which will look utterly fab when circling a cardigan, cinching a dress, or worn over your summer trench. Green belt, £5.00 available from Dorothy Perkins.