Age-Appropriate Fashion Trends: Color Blocking

A perfect way to amp up your workwear, with nothing entry level about it.

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Trend: Color Blocking

For grown-up polish, anchor the look with inky hues.

 

Cable & Gauge ponte knit top, $34; cableandgauge.com.

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Trend: Color Blocking

Express enamel bracelet, $27; express.com for similar styles.

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Trend: Color Blocking

Truvow faux-leather handbag, $99; truvow.com.

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Trend: Color Blocking

The optical illusion makes an already flattering pencil skirt even more slimming.

 

WD.NY ponte knit skirt, $58; 212-395-9309. 

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Trend: Color Blocking

This sandal in candy colors? Positively prepubescent.

 

CL by Laundry patent wedges,$45; chinese​­laundry.com

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Trend: Color Blocking

High Gloss PVC clutch, $78; highgloss­fashion.com

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Trend: Color Blocking

Worn with anything from jeans to an LBD, this platform will pop.

 

Marc Fisher suede pumps, $79; macys.com.

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How to Wear Color Blocking

Coverage is key Anything slinky or strappy would youth-anize this trend. The top, skirt and slingback are all substantial in style.

 

Masculine but still sexy Forget about flowy. To keep blocking tony, stick to defined shapes, such as the rectangular bag, and tightly knit fabrics with structural integrity, as in the top and skirt (see the look from Sophie Theallet's Spring 2012 show, left).

 

Go to the dark side A palette of midnight blue anchored by black is office-serious. Whatever your color choices, keep them in a single family to avoid a rainbow effect.

 

The bolder, the better For blocking to look good, dramatic color delineation is key, in both clothes and accessories.

 

Gear up for your favorite beach sport with these figure-flattering swimsuits.

 

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Courtesy of Style.com
Originally published in the July/August 2012 issue

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barb travis07.20.2012

I have been trying unsuccessfully to buy the colorblock ponte knit colorblock top by cable and gauge featured in the article. It is NOT on their website. when I do a search for this, no matter what i put in, or how i word it, nothing comes up. why must this be so difficult? do they not want the business?

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