STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Harmonious Colour Blocking

By using similar colours and varying textures, one can create a unique outfit that is sure to attract the right kind of attention on campus.

On a dreary Melbourne day, this Fashionista sheds a little bit of sunshine with her vibrant colour-coordinated style. Combining a textured pink knit with burgundy straight leg pants and watermelon clogs, this Fashionista has created a colourful yet refined outfit. The contrasting neutral cream shirt ensures that the block colouring does not overwhelm this Fashionista. Rolling the cuffs of her pants lengthens the leg and highlights her strappy clogs. The look is tied together with a hint soft pink lipstick and a statement necklace.

Using harmonious tones like this Fashionista is a great way to brighten up any outfit. Block colours are a common sight on runways this summer. With the likes of Arnsdorf, Josh Goot and Gucci all utilising the colour-blocking trend, it is definitely a look that can easily be transformed for on campus. The trick to getting this trend right is to stick to classic simple shapes – think pencil skirts, slim leg pants and refined collared shirts. This Fashionista wears slim leg pants and an oversized cream shirt to create a sleek look.

Try this look yourself by using vibrant shades of orange or cool turquoise, but remember to add a neutral tone to break up the blocks of colour. Colour blocking is a great way to slim or accentuate certain areas of your body. To slim the lower half, wear darker, warmer colours on the bottom and lighter cooler colours on top. To slim the upper half, do the opposite, darker colours on top, brighter more vibrant colours on the bottom. With the intensity of this colour it is best to keep accessories to a minimum. This Fashionista has added a coloured beaded necklace threaded under her collar.

Bathed in warm hues of pink, this Fashionista is sure to brighten your day. To achieve this look yourself, check out Topshop for a brightly coloured pair of pants and a soft knit.

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