Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Chloé featured colorblocked bags all over their Spring runways, and today, we're showing you our top five picks for the season. Whether you decide to go casual with a bold neoprene tote or opt for a more chic, work-appropriate silhouette, there's no shortage of styling possibilities for you to try out all season long. From Pierre Hardy's neon-injected shoulder bag to Rebecca Minkoff's hands-free fun, see our favorite colorblocked bags in the video, then shop exact and similar items below!
Leelee Sobieski stepped out at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC donning a chic and edgy look — structured leather jacket, neutral basics, and colorblock Pierre Hardy wedges — we can't wait to re-create. Leelee's classic black-and-white ensemble was sleek on its own, but her piped trench-meets-leather jacket and tricolor wedges took it to new heights. From red-carpet galas to running errands around town, we are smitten with Leelee's fashion-forward style. Take a cue from this trendsetter and layer a unique leather topper over a white top and black skinny jeans, then complete the look with her exact wedges, which transition perfectly from sunny days to cooler nights.
Today marks the first official day of Spring and we're toasting the occasion with one of our favorite trends: colorblock. Seen on the Spring runways of Marc by Marc Jacobs, BCBG Max Azria, and Sophie Theallet, colorblocked looks can range from bright contrasting colors combinations to more neutral pairings. Not only does colorblock add graphic interest to any look, it's also really flattering on the body, instantly slimming you in just the right places. We love the idea of donning a colorblock shirtdress for a refreshing take on office chic, and pairing an asymmetric rendition with colored trousers for a fun evening look. Just shop our top 15 picks under $200 to kick off Spring, and your wardrobe, right.
Along with Jessica Alba, Shay Mitchell is one of Brad Goreski's clients — be sure to catch our chat with the stylist if you haven't already. The latest outfit Brad put the Pretty Little Liars actress in for her Seventeen magazine cover fete is a pink-and-orange colorblock dress by LOFT. Unfortunately the dress, $89.50, is sold out online, but it is still available in select LOFT stores. Shay's bold look inspired us to go on a hunt for our favorite pink and orange frocks. There's everything from one-shoulder numbers to flowy maxi dresses to structured shifts like Shay's. There's also this pink and purple colorblock shift dress very similar to Shay's. If you're feeling extra daring, pair your colorblock dress with bright blue pumps like the actress did. Or, for a more simple look, go with nude or tan. To get Shay's look, shop similar dresses below.
It's a trend that we've seen on the runways, all over accessories, and even in home decor. Colorblocking lends itself particularly well to children's rooms, whether you're a fan of bright primaries or softer pastels. Here, some easy ways to freshen up your lil one's space with colorblocked room ideas and fun finds.
With colorblocking being such a huge trend for Spring, we were thrilled to see two lovely ladies sporting it at the Vanity Fair Oscar party last night in Hollywood. Rosario went for a tropical mix of turquoise, orange, and magenta in her Salvatore Ferragamo gown, while Venus opted for pink and purple Christiane King. Both showed lots of leg. Rosario, however, kept jewelry to a minimum and accessorized with black peep-toe heels, while Venus chose statement earrings and sparkly heels. Who wins this match?
Red and pink are undeniably evocative of Valentine's Day, and while it's a bold color combination to wear, it can also look incredibly chic — remember Sarah Jessica Parker's epic red and pink Prabal Gurung colorblock look? We love seeing bright pops of color together no matter what time of year it is, but this may be the perfect time to try a fun, flirty, dichromatic look. Feeling festive? Click through the widget below to shop our red and pink picks now.
Colorblocking is a trend that continues to catch my eye, both in interior design and fashion. There are so many creative ways to experiment with this look. Whether you're mixing colorful solids or choosing a piece that balances several colors without introducing a print, colorblocking can be an interesting way to emphasize the way colors interact with one another.
Keep reading for some of my favorite colorblocking examples from around the web this week!
If the Fall runway collections from Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Jil Sander are any indication, now is the time to invest in all things sporty — think body-conscious racerback tanks; slouchy, relaxed outerwear; and cool, graphic colorblock prints. We can also look to celebrities to glean some inspiration on the trend: Solange Knowles put a louche spin on the trend by pairing a colorblock tee with a pair of slim-fitting trousers while Kate Winslet dazzled in a supersexy Stella McCartney sheath dress, artfully contoured to streamline the silhouette. Additionally, Elisha Cuthbert made a sleek statement in a short-sleeved BCBG Max Azria frock. The sexy sportif trend is easy to achieve; just stick to modern, minimalist shapes, brightly hued colorblocking, and athletic-inspired silhouettes. Ready to get physical? Just click the items below to shop now.
>> Colorblock has appeared on dozens of designers' runways for the last three seasons, but it's not all about Mondrian-style squares and hard-lined panels. As Carey Mulligan proved in a skin-baring Roksanda Ilincic frock at Comic-Con last week — and Karolina Kurkova attested earlier this month in a sweep of Sophie Theallet — the trend can be sweetly feminine and softly sexy as well. From Gucci's artfully-draped Spring 2011 versions to the Fall 2011 Grecian styles on offer from Carlos Miele and Costello Tagliapietra, here's a look at the softer side of colorblock.