A New Take On The Colorblock Trend

This spring is all about a color revival. and we are currently loving multi-hued pieces that mix blocks of color in a way that's more interesting than your usual Mondrian homage. But like any bold trend, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid disaster. Instead of sticking to the old primary color trio and coming off too retro-y, try mixing pastel shades with neons and saturated jewel-tones for a modern take on our old colorblock friend. Also, make sure to add blacks and neutrals to the palette to keep from looking like a Rubik's cube, and steer clear of pieces that chop up your body into too many separate sections (stick to three colorways, tops!). So before you go reaching for that little black dress, check out some of our favorite polychromatic pieces to liven up your spring wardrobe.
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Above, from left: Gap Colorblock Canvas Tote, $17.99, available at Gap; Surface to Air Penta Sandal, $390, available at Gargyle; Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Opulent Memories Necklace, $425, available at Shopbop.
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Above, from left: Finsk Black/Pink Wedge Boot, $598, available at Oak; Elle Macpherson Intimates Garnet Glow Underwire Bra, $68, available at Journelle; ASOS Ruched Paneled One Shouldered Dress, $76.09, available at ASOS.
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Above, from left: Happy Socks Five Colour Socks, $10, available at Happy Socks; American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Two-Sided Legging, $30, available at American Apparel; Jonathan Saunders Vienne Dress, $259, available at La Garconne.
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Above, from left: Silence & Noise Strapless Colorblock Ponte Dress, $48, available at Urban Outfitters; Keds Champion Colorblock Canvas, $40, available at Keds; TopShop Jersey Insert Vest, $55, available at TopShop; Jansport SuperBreak Colorblock Backpack, $29.99, available at Tilly's.
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Above, from left: Sergio Rossi Block-Color Sandals, $277.50, available at The Outnet; Forever 21 Colorblocked Sheath Dress, $13.99, available at Forever 21; Oak Red Pieced Cowel Colorblock Tank, $92, available at Oak.
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