18 January 2012

Trending: Colour blocking

Colourblocking is everywhere right now. Many of the Pre-Fall Collections (pre-fall has really taken on a life of its own!) such as Jonathan SaundersRoksanda Ilincic and Preen featured colourblocking designs in their clothing. However for those of you afraid to go all out with the look, designers have also been featuring the trend in their footwear (Guiseppe Zanotti S/S 2012 Campaign) which gives you the chance to incorporate it in a smaller way.

There are only two designer looks in here because I focused on the more affordable price range in case, like me, you can't just blow US $500 - $1000 on a pair of shoes. Of course there are flats (because I'm biased) but I break even with flats and heels because I would never leave out you click-clockers.

Yves Saint Laurent Colorblock Sling Pump - US $995

Neutral, muted tones with this YSL pump will go well with any simple outfit you wear.

Monarch Wingtip Heel - US $57.99
For those of you facing frosty weather you may want something more covered. You can pop some colour into your winter wardrobe with this cute shoe.

New Kid Boots - US $179.95
I'm personally a little less into the girly and more into utilitarian style so I love these boots. The colours are subtle and it infuses that touch of menswear so it gets the greenlight with both trends. You can't go wrong with these.

Magpie Contrast Toe Points - US $56.00
Coral is a colour that was trending hard coming to the end of 2011 and I love these not only because they're flat but also because they add an understated chic with the pointed contrast toe. 

Asos Figaro Flat Sandals - US $35.81
Here in the warmer climates like the Caribbean you can opt for a colourblocked sandal to keep it casual and fun. I like these because they're neon hues and for me neon is always good news.

Guiseppe Zanotti Color Block Patent Leather Sandals - US $695
On to a different type of sandal - these are the shoes I first saw that I literally gasped at. They're loud, sturdy-looking and perfect. When I saw the price tag I had to move along quickly. What else can you expect from Zanotti but pricey perfection?

Dani Black Color Block Heels - US $178
These heels are not 5" tall which is fantastic. Other than that I'm drawn to its classic shape - no platform, no straps, no pencil thin heel - just a practical 3.5" heel and a pointed toe. All business up front and a little scarlet in the back. So sophisticated.

Asos Leandra Girly Suede Loafer - US $62.67
The colours in this are so playful without being quite as loud as a neon. I love loafers, they can look right with everything once you know how to execute it.

Jeffrey Campbell Two Tone Sandals - US $99
Cerulean hues are also en vogue and these look like you can walk around in them all day - which may be the intent with those elastic straps which won't stifle your swelling feet. Jeffrey Campbell does affordable footwear right.

Gilmore Contrast Toe Points - US $120
In keeping with the cerulean theme, here's another pair of simple but effective heels. These are reminiscent of that classic Chanel two toned black & white heel. 



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