‘Colour Blocking’ has been a HUGE trend and one that is spilling over into F/W.
Everything seems to be subjected to this monochromatic overlay of bold and bright colours – apparel, accessories, footwear – nothing was off bounds and EVERYTHING had colour.
And nothing seems to have changed for the cooler seasons in 2011/12. The brights still play dominance as they wash over whole collections.
One of my favourite colour-splash of the season is the Cheap and Chic Moschino line that plays with both vintage and colour blocking – pulling together pop glam and old-day fashion in the most modern of ways!
The classic shoe for this line is a 60’s inspired court shoe, with tassels, a rounded toe and a chunky heel that represents the yesteryears of fashion. However in shocking blue or patient red, these heels take on a new era and claim the F/W ‘11/2 with such fierce attitude!
Equally both a day and a night shoe – they can be worn to the office as a pop of brightness to add a chic appeal to work apparel. OR paired with a pair of socks and a metallic shift dress, they take on a whole new direction and can be considered stunning eye-candy for the evening.
The muti-directions these shoes take mean that they are ohhhh-so-wearable this season, and a staple to any fashionista’s wardrobe!
My only styling suggestion would be not to get too carried away with the colour blocking and adding! Try not to access inspiration drawn from the likes of Rainbow-Bright, a child’s cartoon whose colour matching is as broad and bright as a tropical parrot! Opt instead form minimal colour in similar shades that are les offensive to the eye and more complementary in structure – aiming for no more than 3 variations of colour mixing.