In keeping with this morning’s post, here is one of my colour blocked pieces. It’s a black and cream mod-inspired frock that’s too short to wear on its own so I pair it with skinnies or leggings.

Colour blocked items make strong visual statements, especially when there is a high contrast between the colours that are being blocked. Personally, I like the strong statement, which is why I own the dress.

Usually I match this tunic dress with layered pearl necklaces. Sometimes I like to add a scarf instead of a necklace because it’s a soft flowing item that contrasts well against the rigid harshness of the colour block. An acquired taste for some, but I fancy the effect.

Although it is not a hard and fast rule, I generally stick to one colour blocked item per outfit. As much as I adore colour blocked shoes and handbags, the thought of wearing them with a colour blocked dress or top makes me dizzy.

Colour Blocking Outfit