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How To Colour Block

A common misconception is that bright colours are only to be worn in the spring/summer, however this is not the case. Bright’s can be rocked throughout the year and worn by any age and shape. If you’re bold, daring and love making a fashion statement we’ve put together some knockout styles to get you started.

Colour blocking can be approached in several different ways.

#Single Tone Colour Blocking

First would be the one-piece statement item. This is where you choose an item of clothing (for example a lime green jumper see below) and pair with one hue in multiple shades making the jumper the focal point.

#Subtle Colour Blocking

Another great way is to colour block a single hue in multiple shades and tones. For example, an all red outfit can work if carried out correctly buy playing with textures and making sure all the components to your outfit are in different washes.

Remember your complimentary colours and you’ll be on your way to turning heads with this fashion forward trend.


Knit Top | Trousers |  Shirt | Bag | Block Heel | Sunglasses | Earrings | Necklace

#Bold Colour Blocking

The last and most popular is to play with 3-4 different colours in one outfit making sure they contrast well is all based on how dark or light the colours are. If 2 of the 3 are darker toned and 1 is bright, you won’t be achieving a true colour block. Sticking to primary colours is a good way to make sure your look is balanced.

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Colour Block Top |  Culottes |  Jacket | Bag |  Sandals |  Bracelet |  Sunglasses | Scarf

Colour blocking is most effective in garments with structure and shape. Creating silhouettes that mask your figure are also great for those conscious of their body. Focusing the eye on patterns and colours instead of your shape, creating the opposite effect while still drawing attention to yourself… in the right way.

To find out more about creating bold looks and the art of colour blocking why not join us for our Ted Baker Takeover Evening Of Style on the the 23rd of November at our Fashion Lounge at Westfield London. Book your tickets here.

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by Lizzie Aya

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