Monday, April 11, 2011

Colour blocking is the big message!


It’s a big message in the fashion industry and no, it’s not a trend that literally encourages you to block colours from your wardrobe. It’s rather the opposite – think big bold blocks of colour combined into one. Kind of like Lego (yeah, I used to help colour coordinate things with my brother when we were kids) except with vibrant and gorgeous colour options and schemes. The colour block trend allows for effortless mixin’ of the vibrant colours of Spring.

Colour block fashion is one of the hottest new trends for the season. It combines the use of two or more blocks of colour in an ensemble. This could be for a top, bottom, tunic, a dress and even a handbag or shoes. Simply it means – creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid colour next to each other.


Wish I could pull this off! She looks fab. Photo credits to


Another Dulce’s colour blocking style that I love. Photo credits to

For once you do not have to sit and stare at your closet wondering what colours would go to work together – some colour block items are pre-made with contrasting colours or colours that simply compliment one another. If you’re feeling wild or the need to make a statement, play up the colour block trend with bold items of different colours (take a look at some of the colour block creation below)


Gucci SS11 colour blocking spring bright trend. Loud and proud colour combinations make for a dynamic, confident look.


The famous Lady Dior bag also follows the trend and a Marc Jacobs colour blocked bag

Here are some rules on colour blocking, it’s simple right? Search for turquoise, lime greens, bright yellows, royal blues, emerald green, hot pinks, oranges and that deep shade of purple. You’ll find arrays of choice here in this entry, choose one and enjoy it!


loveTailored Double Weave Dress

Tailored Double Weave4

Body: 61% polyester, 32% viscose * 7% elastane
Lining: 100% polyester

Available Size: UK8-UK18

Price: RM350 (inclusive delivery)

loveColoured Cardigan and Jumper

Coloured Cardi & Jumper

1. Asos relaxed fit cardi, RM305 (UK10-18), 2. Asos cropped jumper, RM305 (UK10,14,16 &18), 3. Orange ribbed cuff cropped jumper, RM305 (UK6-18), 4. Outside seam boxy cardi, RM305 (UK10-18)

loveTops and Trousers

Tops & Trousers

1. Asos scoop tee, RM210 (UK6,10-16), 2. Asos basic dipped hem top, RM240 (UK6-18), 3. Short sleeve fitted shirt, RM240 (UK6-18), 4. Jet Pocket Slim Cropped Trousers, RM365 (UK12,14,18), 5. Linen tab detail wide leg, RM320 (UK6-18), 6. Tailored high waisted flare trousers, RM320 (UK10-18)

loveColour Block Dresses

Asos Dress -Colour block

Left: Featuring a rounded neckline, a keyhole back with three button fastening, a classic shift shape through the body and a deep colour block band at the hemline.

Material: 100% polyester and size: UK8-16

Price: RM330 inclusive shipment

Right: Tailored pencil dress, featuring a draped cowl neckline, panelled stitching and pleating to the hips.

Material: 72% Polyester, 20% Viscose, 8% Elastane

Size: UK12-18

Price: RM330 inclusive shipment

loveColour Block Palazzo

Palazzo - Colour Blocking

1. ASOS Jersey Pleated Trousers, RM320 (UK6-18)

Longline, loose cut pleated trousers, featuring a wide cut leg, and a high, fitted waistband.

Material: 65% Polyester, 35% Viscose

2. ASOS Pleat Flare Palazzo, RM340 (UK6-18)

Pleat flare, featuring a fitted waist with a concealed side zip fastening, zip front detailing and a flared leg in a wide cut style and soft fluid finish.

Material: 100% polyester

loveFlat Lock Clutch

flat lock clutch6

Leather-look clutch bag, featuring an envelope style design with contrast trim flap and flat, gold-tone clasp.

Main:100% Polyurethane
Lining: 100% Polyester

Price: RM240 inclusive shipment

loveTailored Tab Front Dress

Tailored Short Sleeve Tab Front4

Tailored tulip skirt dress, featuring a round neckline, exaggerated shoulders with capped sleeves and a button tab detail to the waistband.

Material: 100% polyester

Size: UK12-18

Price: RM350 inclusive shipment



1. ASOS yellow enamelled ring, RM70 2. Blue leather saddle bag, RM330 3. Leather patent belt, RM140 4. Envelope laptop case in faux croc effect, RM270 5. Skinny flower stretch headband, RM70 6. Pump it up suede court, RM450 (UK3-UK8)

loveColour Block Skirts

Skirt - Colour Block

Left: Featuring bold contrast colour-block styling with a wide fitted waistband, gathered pleating, slouchy pockets to the sides, a knee length cut and a concealed zip closure to the reverse.

Main: 100% Viscose
Lining: 100% Polyester

Size: UK6-16

Price: RM380 inclusive shipment

Right: Tailored high waisted pencil skirt, featuring a seam design, fitted waistband and a slit to the hem.

Main: 71% Polyester, 27% Viscose, 2% Elastane
Lining: 100% Polyester

Size: UK6-16

Price: RM320 inclusive shipment

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Size Guide