Colour blocking: although not a new trend, it is definitely still in and with a bang! All over the spring/summer catwalks, this trend is all about bright and loud — that one piece that will turn people’s heads as you walk past them on the street. Luminous oranges, yellows and greens, deep reds and purples and eye-popping bright fuschia pinks. So how do you take this trend and mix it into your everyday wardrobe? The trick is to keep it minimal. Mix your bright colours with neutrals or nudes to even out the look.

I couldn’t miss this Fashionista as she walked past me on the street — her emerald green Topshop coat made sure of that. But what I really loved about this Fashionista’s bold coat was the delicate bow around the collar, and the black heritage embalmed buttons, giving her bright block a preppy look. She finished off her look by keeping it simple with black tights and dolly shoes to not detract from the impact of the coat. If you fancy one of these candy coloured coats to keep you warm until summer, there are plenty to choose from. ASOS has a good collection of bright block coats such as this orange overcoat or this fuschia pink belted coat. If you quite like the emerald green colour this Fashionista has chosen, here is one similar from ASOS.

Define your block colour with your accessories. Whether you’ve opted for a coat like this Fashionista, some bright jeans or a block bodycon skirt, make sure to wear it with statement accessories, such as metal cuffs or chunky necklaces and pair with a structured messenger bag (stylish yet practical for carrying Uni books in). Block wedges work best with this look, and are an easy and comfortable choice for running around in-between lectures. Keep the makeup and hair simple as the bright colours are statement enough.

Definitely a statement look and form of expression, colour blocking is not for the faint-hearted. Are you daringly bold? Try clashing your colour palette, mixing orange and pinks together in the same outfit.

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