Color blocked pieces from Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 RTW (Courtesy of Elle)
However, did you know the color block trend has branched off into two separate entities? The first -- featured by designers like Jil Sander and Gucci -- mixes multiple brights together to create a bold look. The other branch of color blocking consists of separate pieces that have colorful, geometric patterns, à la Prabal Gurung.
If you're interesting in latter version of color blocking, you've come to the right place. I've found 30 color-blocked items that range from formal to casual, edgy to boho, and everything in-between. The best part? Each of these items costs less than $50!
Color Block Dresses
Color-blocked dresses are such bold and stylish pieces to own. They truly stand out on their own -- all you need to do is add some simple shoes and demure accessories to create a fashion-forward look.
Color Block Tops
Color Block Skirts
There are a ton of color-blocked skirts out there to choose from right now! Whether you're looking for a fitted bandage skirt or a flowy maxi, there's sure to be a color-blocked one out there with your name on it. My personal favorite is the A-line skirt in the top row -- it's such a fun twist on a classic!
Color Block Shoes
If you're looking for some colorful summer sandals, why not try out a color-blocked paired this year for a fun new look? Not a fan of sandals? Color-blocked flats could be a nice change from your basic everyday pair of flats.
Color Block Accessories
As with all trends, starting with a color-blocked accessory is a good way to ease into a trend you aren't sure about. I really like the look of color-blocked jewelry -- especially this mixed-metal necklace.
What do you think?
Do you like the color blocking trend? Would you wear color-blocked items? Do you like any of these pieces? How would you style them? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!