A beginners guide to colour blocking in style

Posted by Sally Birch on

While designer fashion has always remained quite refined, the industry is using colour blocking more and more to draw attention to their designs. Though fashion shows have always been a place to exhibit the wildest of designs, these colour blocking trends have become prominent, even in a designer's everyday wear collection. 

Although there was a huge colour blocking trend about a decade ago, the past few months have been all about reinstating retro fashion, and what better way to do so than with bright designs that immediately steal your attention. 

If you are always looking to stay on top of the trends but are new to the idea of merging opposing colours together, this quick guide will help you stay in line with the fashion world. 

The Colour Wheel Is Your Best Friend 

Think back to your art classes back in high school, where you would learn all about the power of the colour wheel. Whether you remember them or not, those lessons essentially provide the fundamentals of colour blocking. '

Basically, all you have to do is open up an image of a colour wheel and follow these two steps. 

1. Choose your base colour - this might be the colour of a jumper that you are dying to wear or the colour of your newest Piggi headband.

2. Choose a colour that is either directly next to it or directly opposite to it on the colour wheel. From there, you have successfully picked out 2 colours blocked items of clothing. 


It's okay to start slow 

If you're one to make safer fashion choices, that is totally okay! Everyone moves at their own pace when it comes to clothing. A simple yet effective way to colour block would be by pairing a neutral colour (such as beige, brown or grey) with a bold primary colour. 

This still has the same attention-grabbing effects, just to a smaller degree. 

When you're comfortable, take some time experimenting

At first, you may find you are simply colour blocking your t-shirt with your scrunchie. But, as you become more confident with this phenomenon, you can take the time to experiment with all sorts of articles of clothing. 

From wearing a stunning bold pantsuit with a bright undershirt, all the way to colour blocking in your home, as time goes on, you simply won't be able to get enough of this retro feel. And trust me when I say, you will become a fashion icon amongst your friends in no time. 


At Piggi International, I specialise in making designer accessories you can pair with your favourite outfits. From headbands to scrunchies, cushions and even jewellery, my range is always being updated with new, exciting pieces. Shop it TODAY. 

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