October 18th, 2011
Get The Look: Nagore Aramburu’s Colorblocking
Nagore Aramburu attended a photocall for Serum 7 cosmetics in Madrid yesterday in a dress made of sherbet-y goodness. Image via Getty/Daylife
As a trend, colorblocking is kind of always in. Its popularity just waxes and wanes. Luckily we’re in a waxing phase now and colorblocking is bang on trend, as the kids say.
Nagore’s lovely little confection of a Gucci dress* is a perfect example of how to colorblock correctly. The key is to pick no more than three colors of the same hue family (brights, pastels, etc.) and layer them up. Simple, right? Let’s build some colorblock looks.
Colored denim is huge right now (thanks Claudine), and we think it’s a perfect way to colorblock for a daytime casual look. Try some green denim like this pair from American retailer Charlotte Russe and team it up with a yellow top, like this little pretty from Reiss.
What color on the feet, you say? Why purple of course. Try a suede pair because it will mute the color a bit for your already muted tones. We lurve this pair from Le Redoute.
And look at that! You’ve got a perfect little colorblocked outfit for shopping, strolling through the park or day drinking while watching footy, which some would say is the anatomy of a Kickette weekend.
Also included in the anatomy of a Kickette weekend is a cracking night out. The kind you can only recall by looking through your texting history in horror the next morning.
Since we like our heels to be as nutso as possible, we’re going to throw some blue snake effect heels from Topshop into the mix. And there you have one electrically hued ensemble for a debaucherous night out. Dry cleaning bills not included.
What do you think, girls? Have you tried a colorblocked outfit yet? What are your favorite combos?
* As always, we searched high and low for Nagore’s actual dress, but no luck! If you know where it’s from, give us a shout.