We love colour blocking done in these four ways


Thankfully, when it comes to this trend there is no cookie cutter method to making it work which means that you’re always fully in control of what what you wear and how you wear it. If you’re in search of some mid-week inspiration, here are four simple ways to up your colour blocking game.

A total clash 

This colour blocking combination is about owning the colour wheel. The rule remains; the more outrageous the colour coordination, the better. Play with greens and reds, magenta and mustard and while the temps climb, team together light chiffons and knits. 

Colour block dress, navy and white, Tommy Hilfiger at Spree, R2699

Colour block dress, navy and white, Tommy Hilfiger at Superbalist, R2699

Slip dress at Mr Price

Slip dress, Project at MRP, R149

Fine-knit hooded jumper

Fine knit hooded jumper, H&M, R329

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Double up on denim 

If subdued tonal dressing is more for you, then a classic denim duo is what you’ll love. You can easily pull this look off with contrasts of acid washed and dark denim ensembles.

Pearl denim oversized jacket

Pearl denim oversized jacket, Style Republic at Superbalist, R499

Celia high waisted panel cropped jeans

High waisted panel cropped jeans blue, Jacqueline De Yong at Superbalist, R499

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Vibrant prints 

Go the full distance this spring with your pick of striking prints. Whether you opt for checks, umbrella stripes, large polka dots or a combo of all three, there certainly are no limits.

Slip Dress from Factorie
Slip Dress, Factorie, R399
Oversized black dress

Oversized dress black, Style Republic at Superbalist, R199 

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Pastels pairing 

Combine all your favourite candy colours for the ultimate spring refresh. Throw in neutral tones such as cream and melange with gold touches to the mix to strike the perfect balance.

Patterned satin scarf

Patterned satin scarf, H&M, R149

Sling bag, MRP, R129.99

Sling bag, MRP, R129.99

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