Brightly blocked colour was the 'in thing' all over the Spring/Summer 2011 Catwalks - and as expected the eccentric crayola colours have made their way onto the British High Street in affordable prices, to keep the nation bang on trend! So let me enlighten you to a Jil Sander and Gucci inspired look that won't break the bank balance!
Oranges and Lemons.
L-R: Giambattista Valli - Aquilano.Rimondi - Julien Macdonald - MaxMara.
All the best oranges are coming from Topshop and River Island. In fact River Island is great at the moment for any bright colours! Although prices are on the higher side because of the formal quality of fabric - silks and chiffons! Jersey basics are done best by Topshop, as always. Shapes are loose and curve skimming, with a suprising feminine injection from Miss Selfridge!
Aqua and Jade.
L-R: Haider Ackermann - Rachel Roy - Costume National - Versace.
Head to toe colour blocking in a turquoise tone of blue breathes a fresh breath into an outfit. Topshop and Miss Selfridge are leading the pack with on trend pieces such as crop tied tank tops and high waisted circle skirts in gorgeous shades.
Pinks to make the boys wink.
L-R: Carolina Herrera - Nina Ricci - Jil Sander.
The Jil Sander effect. Never has pink and orange looked so right together. These Maxi skirts are my favourite pieces on the High Street at the moment - they are from Topshop! Pleats look amazing in pink too for a three dimensional effect! Again, River Island have the best of the formal wear with silky shorts and blazers!
Deeper shade of blue/indigo/violet.
L-R: Issa - Victoria Beckham - Fendi.
Teaming a purple with an orange and a dark green and you will look fresh from the runway! Purples look best in a floaty fashion, river island for some great party dresses. A lot of retailers are combining colour blocking for you, in a dress or a playsuit! Never will you have to worry about clashing colours again!!
Are you a fan of crayola colours? Any colour blocking success stories to share?? Let me know!
PS it feels so good to do a proper post like this! Think I might make this High Street Vs Runway a regular feature!