Thursday, 26 May 2011

High Street Vs Catwalk: Crayola Colour...

Brightly blocked colour was the 'in thing' all over the Spring/Summer 2011 Catwalks - and as expected the eccentric crayola colours have made their way onto the British High Street in affordable prices, to keep the nation bang on trend! So let me enlighten you to a Jil Sander and Gucci inspired look that won't break the bank balance!

Oranges and Lemons.

L-R: Giambattista Valli - Aquilano.Rimondi - Julien Macdonald - MaxMara.

All the best oranges are coming from Topshop and River Island. In fact River Island is great at the moment for any bright colours! Although prices are on the higher side because of the formal quality of fabric - silks and chiffons! Jersey basics are done best by Topshop, as always. Shapes are loose and curve skimming, with a suprising feminine injection from Miss Selfridge!

Aqua and Jade.

L-R: Haider Ackermann - Rachel Roy - Costume National - Versace.

Head to toe colour blocking in a turquoise tone of blue breathes a fresh breath into an outfit. Topshop and Miss Selfridge are leading the pack with on trend pieces such as crop tied tank tops and high waisted circle skirts in gorgeous shades.

Pinks to make the boys wink.

L-R: Carolina Herrera - Nina Ricci - Jil Sander.

The Jil Sander effect. Never has pink and orange looked so right together. These Maxi skirts are my favourite pieces on the High Street at the moment - they are from Topshop! Pleats look amazing in pink too for a three dimensional effect! Again, River Island have the best of the formal wear with silky shorts and blazers!

Deeper shade of blue/indigo/violet.

L-R: Issa - Victoria Beckham - Fendi.

Teaming a purple with an orange and a dark green and you will look fresh from the runway! Purples look best in a floaty fashion, river island for some great party dresses. A lot of retailers are combining colour blocking for you, in a dress or a playsuit! Never will you have to worry about clashing colours again!!

Are you a fan of crayola colours? Any colour blocking success stories to share?? Let me know!

Amelia xo

PS it feels so good to do a proper post like this! Think I might make this High Street Vs Runway a regular feature!


Lowri said...

great post.. is it weird that I prefer the high-street picks to the designers? lol!


Sirens and Bells said...

Great post! I love colour blocking xx

Lulu B said...

It all looks so beautiful, i wish i wasnt so scared of colour, my wardrobe is filled with black and grey, meh fashion fail! This has inspired me though so watch out for some colour on my blog hehe xx :o)

Laura. said...

love this post. nice images etc! as per usual ! :)

I lovvve the brights but I am such a dark coloured girl at heart.

sarahbetty said...

Really nice post Amelia.

I love the concept aswell.

My favourites are the oranges, greens and purples. :)

Sarah Betty xx

Dylana Suarez said...

This is all so gorgeous!


The Wardrobe Stylist said...

Love the colours! So fun and bright! I am one of your followers now. See you on

Mon Cheri said...

wow stunning colours!
great post!

Bec said...

I loved this post!
B x

Amber said...

I really love the Giambattista Valli.... So many gorgeous pieces in this post!