Under $100: Colorblocking

Model in Colorblocked Sweater

Colorblocking has been a trend for quite some time, potentially first originating in the swinging sixties mod scene of London. While you may sometimes colorblock your outfits unintentionally, bolder and more obvious choices are the current look du jour. Most recently, we saw this trend on Beyoncé during New York Fashion Week, and actresses Danielle Brooks and Jane Krakowski at the Emmys. Colorblocking may look red carpet runway-ready, but it’s entirely possible to follow this trend for under $100.

Danielle Brooks and Jane Krakowski in Colorblocked Gowns

Here’s how:

TOPS
A white top is incredibly versatile, but a multi-colored geometric top like Solange Knowles’ says so much more.

Multi-colored Geometric Colorblocked Tops - Solange Knowles Featured

TRY:
1. Vince Long-Sleeve Colorblock Slub Tee ($95)
2. Topshop Chevron Colorblock Sweatshirt ($70)
3. Forever 21 Colorblocked Panel Boxy Top ($18)

SKIRTS AND DRESSES
Naya Rivera and Freida Pinto both prove how truly flattering strategically-placed shapes of various colors can be.

Colorblocked Skirts - Naya Rivera and Freida Pinto Featured

TRY:
Alfani Prima Colorblocked Pencil Sweater Skirt ($72)
re:named Colorblock Dress ($57)
Halogen Colorblock Faux Wrap Skirt ($41)

SHOES
While you may find a brightly colorblocked shoe like Katy Perry’s a bit too much for your sartorial style, there are plenty of more subtle versions of this style.

Colorblocked Footwear - Katy Perry Featured

TRY:
Ivanka Trump Chatty Colorblock Leather Cutout Pumps ($70)
New Balance 515 Running Sneaker ($70)
STEVEN by Steve Madden Cherysh Wedge Sandal ($29)

BAGS
Unsure about bold colors on your bod? Follow Lala Anthony and Kendall Jenner’s lead and try the trend on a handbag instead.

Colorblocked Bags - Lala Anthony and Kendall Jenner Featured

TRY:
Danielle Nicole Alexa Colorblock Tote Top Handle Bag ($98)
Deux Lux Mod Colorblock Satchel ($98)
Sole Society Colorblock Faux Leather Envelope Clutch ($45)

-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com