Wearing the AW Trends #4 – Colour Block

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

After my time at London Fashion Week and The Look Show, I came home with a notebook full of inspiration for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. All this week I’ll be creating looks based on the AW11 trends, using pieces from my wardrobe and a few key purchases.

Colour Block

Block colours were popular with stylish sisters all summer long, and the trend looks set to continue through the cooler months. For autumn, cyan blue, hot pink and neon orange have been replaced by mustard yellow, grass green and rich burgundy. Sounds good enough to eat!

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Zara jumper, ASOS blouse and necklace, jeans c/o Next, Vivienne Westwood shoes c/o Sarenza, Cambridge satchel, H&M ring

When I spotted the gorgeous Laura from Wearing it Today in this outfit, I knew I wanted, nay – needed a bright chunky knit. Both our jumpers are from Zara and I totally copied that ‘pushed up sleeves’ thing she works so well. To build my colour block, I wore a yellow Peter Pan collar blouse and my burgundy skinnies, finished off with a touch of shoe porn courtesy of Viv.

What do you think – is colour blocking the Autumn/Winter 2011 look for you? Or are you smitten with Animalism, Swinging Sixties or Androgyny?

PS – I whipped the jumper off after these photos as it’s swelteringly hot outside. Autumn: you’re doing it wrong.


Ginger Pickle

Colour blocking is one of my have trends, I love colour (who doesn’t!?) And can’t wait to get my hands in some lovely colourful knits this Autumn. I’ve got a aubergine jumper from Urban Outfitters I am milking at the mo!

Jade x


You’ve definitely got the colours right for autumn! They all suit you really well, as does this look! And the pushed up sleeves are a gorgeous touch!

Pip x


I have complete and utter jumper envy! You are turning out some cracking outfits as part of this series – they just keep getting better and better.


Love the Zara jumper! I’ve got a pair of burgundy skinnys and was wondering what other colours to pair them with so thank you for the inspiration! I’m also loving the animalism trend!



Love this colour combination, I really miss wearing shirts under jumpers due to the current weather! Those jeans are the perfect shade, I’ve ordered a similar pair from River Island and shall be attempting to colour block myself! Really love the shoes too.


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