Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

How to Wear a Color Block Outfit Style Tips

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Color blocking is one of my favorite trends and go-to outfit ideas. For someone who loves color, it’s like a dream come true to be able to combine different colors into one outfit and call it cool. Wearing a color block outfit may seem scary for those of you who don’t love color as much as I do, but it’s really not as hard as you think. Read on for my style tips on putting together a successful color block outfit. layersofchic how to wear color block ettika choker layersofchic how to wear color block kate spade bag

How to Wear a Color Block Outfit: STYLE TIPS

The key to wearing a color block outfit is to choose coordinating colors with simple silhouettes. Let the colors do the talking and be the center of attention. Start with one piece and build the rest of the outfit and colors around that piece. For my look, I started with a navy wool coat with color blocked elements on the pockets and back detailing. I knew I wanted to keep the silhouette streamlined, so I went with a cropped sweater and ankle length jeans. To achieve the color block effect, I chose a turquoise sweater and coral jeans. For my shoes and bag, I went with pastel colors for both, with pink boots and a lilac bag. An easy way to pull off a color block look is to choose 1-2 statement colors that pop. Here I have the coral and lilac, both of which are unique colors that stand out. Another thing to note is that every piece of my outfit is a different color. This is crucial to a great color block look.

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For my jewelry, I added more pops of color with a velvet bow choker necklace, a funky Kate Spade monster bracelet, and various rings in different styles and colors. Since the essence of a color block outfit is fun and creative, I wanted my jewelry to match that vibe. For an extra touch, I even painted my nails in a platinum silver to contrast against the lilac bag. Color blocking is all about strong color contrasts, and the details can really make a difference!

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I hope this post has inspired you to try out some color blocking techniques! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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What I’m Wearing:
Coat: McQ Alexander McQueen (similar here)
Sweater: From Asia (similar here)
Jeans: MiH Jeans (similar here)
Boots: Asos (similar here)
Bag: Kate Spade
Bracelet: Kate Spade 
Choker: Ettika (similar here)
Nails: Sally Hansen in Gilty Party

Thanks for reading,


30 comments so far.

30 responses to “How to Wear a Color Block Outfit Style Tips”

  1. These are great tips. I love color blocking but never tried it myself. I like the outfit details especially the bag and pink choker.

  2. Laura Rike says:

    I never thought these colors would match, but you certainly made it super stylish!

  3. Leslie Soto says:

    I love this color block outfit. I’m a little afraid of color blocking but you make it look so pretty and stylish!

  4. Lee Anne says:

    You do color blocking so perfectly! Love these tips and this whole look.

    Lee Anne

  5. Brilliant! You colorblock so well! I love this outfit from head to toe and the accessories are perfect!

  6. So obsessed with color blocking lately. Love your purple/red/navy combo!

  7. Your coat is so chic, I love it with that pruple Kate Spade bag

  8. Hannah says:

    I love how many different colors you have incorporated into this fun outfit:) It also looks super cozy and warm!

    xoxo, Hannah

  9. Lauren says:

    That purple Kate Spade crossbody bag is amazing!


  10. Aida Vianna says:

    You are one stylish lady! Loving this look

  11. vanessa says:

    You styled this perfectly! And that bag is to die for <333

    Vanessa |

  12. Chuky Reyna says:

    You styled this entire look so perfectly! Love it!

  13. Samantha says:

    YOUR SHOES!!! THAT PURSE!! So amazing. You look incredible.

  14. Caitlin says:

    Love your tips, thanks for sharing. Sometimes I feel scared to wear color even though my blog is all about it haha!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  15. Jenna says:

    I love that lilac Kate Spade bag. It’s so pretty and perfect for spring! Thanks for the tips!

    Cheers, J

  16. Victoria Schneider says:

    Beautiful details and color combos. I really love that bag on you too!
    victoria |

  17. Liz says:

    Love this look and especially love your tips! Color blocking is so much fun!


  18. Gail says:

    You are rocking this look! I love how you put all the colors together so creatively! That Cookie Monster bracelet is just the cutest. You look stunning Mary! Xoxo

  19. That purse is to die for!! I love this whole look so much. You look amazing!

  20. Great look! Love the colours you put together.

  21. Amanda says:

    This post is great! I have never tried a colour block outfit because I didn’t know how to pull it off. This post has inspired me to try it!

  22. Loving this idea! I need to colour block with black nude and white though haha, super cute purse!

  23. Awwwwwwesome ⚡ C O L O R party! amazing how well you put together these pieces making a fun harmony.

    Courtney Bentley ||

  24. Shannon says:

    I love the colors and that choker!

  25. Cydney says:

    This outfit is actually perfect from head to toe! All the details really compliment each other and I love that nail varnish. You look fab!

  26. Ruthie says:

    You always have the best style!! I love every single detail of this look!

  27. You rock this trend so well girl! I love how you are wearing different colors, but they all go together 🙂 Master colorblock status 😉

  28. Caitlin says:

    Loved reading these tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Caitlin from

  29. Sharon Wu says:

    OMG i need that purse in my life asap! what a wonderful look babe xo, sharon

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