So wrong but so right, colour blocking has always seen the inception of bold hues and mismatched palettes come together in perfect harmony. Not always easy to master, the sometimes harsh style cue is being taken down a couple of notches as we reinvent how to introduce colour into your daily kit – the fail safe way.

Though donning all-over colour is a little intimidating to say the least, introducing a tonal palette is the way to go for double the reward with half the risk. As seen on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway, bright pastels are making a comeback this incoming season and makes for a softer approach to colour. When it comes to a cohesive pairing, try complementing colours and keep it simple with two tones when starting out.

“Double up or colour block using the same colour or tone to create a pared but modern way of bringing a key colour to your wardrobe,” suggests ICON Fashion Director, Kim Payne. “In this case pink is back in all shades.”

Colour blocking is best styled with more casual pieces so take traditional silhouettes and add a ‘street’ treatment with windbreakers, relaxed tailoring and sneakers to finish.

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Calvin Klein Jeans Jacket / $265 AUD SHOP SIMILAR
Polo Ralph Lauren Oxford Button Up / $ 159 AUD SHOP SIMILAR
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