30 Budget-Friendly Color Block Pieces for Spring

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Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 RTW

Color blocked pieces from Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 RTW (Courtesy of Elle)

As a CF reader, you likely follow the latest fashion trends, so you're probably well aware that color blocking is hot this spring.

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 dresses under $50

Top: LuLu's, Ruche, Alloy
Bottom: Wet Seal, shopAKIRA, Buckle

Color Block Tops

Color-blocked tops can easily be paired with denim shorts to create a trendy, yet casual look for summer. A few of the tops below could also work as fun beach cover-ups!

Color block tops under $50

Top: Forever 21, YesStyle, Forever 21
Bottom: American Apparel, Swell, Bloomingdale's

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 skirts under $50

Top: Charlotte Russe, YesStyle, shopAKIRA
Bottom: YesStyle, Forever 21, Forever 21

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 shoes under $50

Top: Bakers, YesStyle
Bottom: Karmaloop, Charlotte Russe

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.

Color block accessories under $50

Top: Ring- Piperlime, Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, Scarf- Forever 21, Bag- Forever 21
Bottom: Necklace- Nine West, Hat- Forever 21, Wristlet- Nordstrom, Bracelets- Forever 21

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!

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