Your three-step guide to colour-blocking by Kate Kohler


Your three-step guide to colour-blocking by Kate Kohler

By Westfield Stylist Kate Kohler.
Photos by Katie Wade Studio.

Not sure how to colour-block your outfit? Do not fear, I will inspire your inner 1960s queen and help you turn heads as you take the bold, yet stylish, step towards contrasting pops of colour. Your wardrobe will thank you for relishing the colours of the moment including chic salmon, rich emerald green and romantic blue hues. Learn how to style your colour-blocking favourites available at Westfield Kotara with this three-step guide!

The dress:
For first timers, I recommend starting with a two-colour combination. This is an effortless way to ease yourself into the bold trend without feeling like a rainbow. Zara’s divine emerald greens provide the perfect hero colour – take a look at this perfect pencil-fit silhouette dress. The belt adds minimalistic sophistication, as it blends with the dress yet still defines the waistline. Paired with delicious plum tones, this colour contrast is subtle yet effective, creating a boss-babe look without touching black!

Outfit available at Zara.

Tonal styling:
One of the biggest colour-blocking trends this season is shades of the same colour styled together. Channel your inner Charlie’s Angel with this gorgeous salmon co-ord suit and tonal peachy knit by Sheike; a striking combination that screams Summer, yet is perfect for trans-seasonal style. You can break up this tonal outfit with gold hardware and bright white details. Get clever with the chain belt and style it around the jacket waistline or pant belt loops for ultimate angel vibes. Complete this look with Billini’s sexy ‘Basila’ stiletto, and just wait for the compliments to roll in..

Outfit and accessories available at Sheike. Heels by Billini.

The third colour:
It’s time to stretch your comfort zone and colour-block with an elegant and classic trio available at David Jones. Lioness has just dropped romantic blue hues with this powder blue double-breasted blazer and navy slip skirt duo. Treat your blazer like a top and button all the way whilst highlighting your waistline with Tommy Hilfiger’s sleek elastic belt. Can you see the red? Sneaky, am I right? Let your Parisian chic inspo board come to life with matching Tommy Hilfiger sneakers and mini tote; your comfort factor might be high, but so will onlooker envy!

Outfit available at David Jones: Skirt and blazer are Lioness; sneakers, belt and bag by Tommy Hilfiger; sunglasses by Le Specs.

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