An enduring look of seasons past, the concept of the colour block is still very much on trend, particularly so for time-poor professionals who need effortless polish.
Opting to wear one block of colour is a newer variation on this trend and may seem initially bold, but playing with the tones and textures of your pieces gives a monochromatic look understated style while also being an easy formula to follow.
Layering varying tones of the same shade creates interest and keeps a single hued outfit from feeling overdone. Adding in patterned pieces in your chosen colour, creates the same effect as textures. A checkered shirt from and plaid pants from MJ Bale go a long way to creating dimension in an outfit with multiple hues of blue.
If you’re not ready to take the plunge with head to toe monochromatic dressing, try adding in a single pop of colour. Mixing in even one item can elevate an outfit – just be sure to avoid prints to keep the concept clean. This statement-making sweater from Oxford, layered over a simple ensemble of caramel pants with a khaki bowtie (also from Oxford) is the perfect way to add flair while in the office.
If you are avert to bold colours altogether, layering neutral pieces into one look is a more subtle approach to colour blocking. Think working fawns, browns and cream tones, or olives with khaki.
However which way you choose, the colour block is an easy look to master and is one that can work for a variety of personal styles and dress codes.