Block It Up

If you follow me on Pinterest {PSST — if you want an invite so you can create an account, just email me at!}, you’ll notice a wee obsession with the bright colorblocking trend that’s been cropping up all over the place.  You’ll also notice that Nina Garcia (former creative director of Elle and Marie Claire) has a Pinterest account that I stalk, and she has an entire board dedicated to the trend.  So.  A little street cred for this post.

Holla back.  Love these vibrant, eye-catching get-ups! Replicate the look (quite literally) with THE Giambattista Valli dress (on sale for a casual $2K, MyTheresa):

With a look this bold, you gotta go big or go home, so I’d finish with more color-blocking fabulosity in the form of these unbelievable Charlotte Olympia tootsies ($875, Net-A-Porter) and a classic Amanda Pearl roll clutch ($995, Amanda Pearl):

The only jewelry I’d add?  This bold statement bracelet ($68, J. Crew) — and MAN is J. Crew killing it with their jewelry right now!  I want everything.

Whew.  OK.  Now that we’ve seriously broken the bank, let’s bring it back into my price galaxy by checking out this DKNY dress (on sale for $202, MyWardrobe — or, get the look for far, far less with this Shop Ruche style!), which, in these lingering winter months, I’d pair with black tights, a neon necklace ($46, Color Block Shop), and my patent Loubs ($775, Barney’s):



Finish with a coordinating Celine pouch ($410, order through Dressed):

Also kind of digging the sportiness of this 10 Crosby by Derek Lam dress ($395, Shopbop) with one of those David Aubrey necklaces I’ve been swooning over ($84, David Aubrey):

I like the idea of finishing the look with the unexpected fierceness of these Alexander Wang heels (NOT for the faint of heart — $525, Shopbop) and the ultimate It bag du jour, the PS1 pochette ($895, Barney’s):

While you’re at it, check out the entire Alexander Wang collection for more sporty-downtown-chic looks.  Loving everything.  Fierce.  Now, I know this is reaching for the stars, but check out this bright look: a chartreuse sweater (Michael Kors, $595, Net-A-Porter — OR check out the $72 J. Crew Tippi sweater in citrus lime!) and a bold statement necklace ($76, Bauble Bar), finished with gray jeans ($198, Shopbop) and some speckle-colored snakeskin pumps (Louboutin, $1,195, Net-A-Porter):

The finishing touch?!  This roomy “I’m the woman” Balenciaga tote ($1,595, Balenciaga):

Or, let’s talk accessories.  Consider this necklace from Holst + Lee with this color-blocked fold-over clutch (LOVE the tassel — $79, K. Slademade) and these bold bow-toe flats ($58, Heels):


Loving the strawberry lining along the zipper seam of the clutch above.  Speaking of strawberry, check out these fierce tootsies from Loeffler Randall’s new spring collezione ($295, Loeffler Randall):

KIND OF meant to go with this Milly jacket (on sale for $242, My Wardrobe) and/or this See by Chloe bag ($495, Shopbop):

Or, check out this cluster of aqua pretties, which would pop against a basic black or white canvas: the J. Crew bubble necklace ($150, J. Crew), these fierce Rupert Sanderson wedges ($875, MyTheresa), and an Anya Hindmarch pouch ($130, Colette):


Are you dying over the colors?!


  1. I love your pinterest! The colors are amazing, especially when it’s so gross and gray in the winter. I have been drooling over the J. Crew bracelet for while. Great post!

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