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The ‘Colour-blocking’ Theme


Is ‘colour-blocking’ still a trend? And what are the colour blocking tips ?

Reading a post by Sarah Audu about colour-blocking made me realize that colour-blocking never went out of trend for me.

Colour-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colours that are opposites on the colour wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary colour combinations.

(Source: Wikipedia)



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I’m a firm believer of the theory that any two or three colours can go together. You just need to know how.

I’m a firm believer of the theory that any two or three colours can go together. You just need to know how. Click To Tweet

I once did a post on matching colours. It was expository, extensive and very detailed. It featured ways to colour block, the colour wheel and some colour blocking tips as well. I also included possible colour matches that one could try out.





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Colour Blocking Tips

There really isn’t any universal rule to colour blocking. If you want to play it safe, stick to two or three colours. If you want to go all out, you can even do five colours.

For this post, I styled my blue palazzo pants two ways. First with a mustard yellow top, and secondly, with a pink jacket.

However, I’m going to share a few tips that may help when colour-blocking.


1. Primary colours x Secondary colours

Primary colours consist of blue, red and yellow. Secondary colours are gotten from mixing two primary colours together. They consist of orange, purple, green. Whereas, tertiary colours are gotten from mixing a primary colour with a secondary colour.

Primary colours are easily paired with any secondary colour. Primary colours can also be easily paired with primary colours.

However, pairing secondary colours together, or pairing them with tertiary colours can be a bit tricky.



2. Solids

Colour-block solids, leave the patterns.

Solids are single-coloured materials without patterns or designs. Solids are easier to colour-block than patterns.  Patterns could be tricky. patterns with solids are more compatible when colour-blocking than patterns on patterns.

A safe option is colour-blocking solids, and leaving the patterns.


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3. Colour-block accessories

Another quick way to successfully colour-block is through your accessories. You could colour-block your accessories against the outfit, or against each other.

What I mean is this. You could wear a yellow dress and colour-block that with red accessories.

Or you could wear a black dress,  pairing it with red pumps and a  yellow necklace.



4. Deal breakers

Another one of the colour blocking tips is to use a neutral colour as a ‘deal breaker’. It could be black or white. Just like in the picture below. You could add a black or white shirt, belt, or any other item.

Example is wearing a red jacket over a black singlet, paired with a pink skirt.


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If you’re colour-blocking your outfit, try to keep the accessories neutral and as simple as possible. This guarantees a more successful attempt and prevents a struggle for attention among the fashion items on your body.




I decided that colour-blocking is the theme for the month.

This is for the style feature where I show outfits of readers, and other bloggers which relate to the theme, on the blog.

The post is going up on the last week of the month. Send your pictures with your instagram, or any other social media platform, handle or blog URL to my email . Subject : ‘Style Feature’.

This is to make readers more involved on the blog. Make sure you join in. Send your pictures via email or a DM on any of my social media handles (@girleccentric_).


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This is my outfit. I styled the Palazzo pants in two ways on the theme.

I’d love to see all your outfits.


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Till next time …




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