Just when you’ve got the colorblock look down, designers are making it even easier for you. The latest colorblocking pieces have the trend built right into them with sleeves in contrasting colors. Celebs love this look, and so will you when you see the six fabulous pieces we’ve got up our sleeves.
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Emma Stone nailed the trend in a pastel colorblock top-and-skirt set by Daniel Vosovic at the Revlon Nearly Naked makeup launch. The outfit’s neutral tones were punched up with contrasting raglan sleeves and peachy point-toe pumps—the actress added further contrast with her dark manicure. For an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jessica Biel gave the term ‘greensleeves’ a new interpretation in a dress by Roland Mouret featuring contrasting sleeves, a cowl neck, and flattering gathering at the waist. Her aquamarine pumps completed the head-to-toe colorblock look. Faith Hill wore another look by the same designer to the CMAs. The ruffled cream sleeves gave the singer’s elegant black column gown a little extra oomph. Andrea Riseborough’s colorblocking was all in the details at the British Fashion Awards. Her tangerine Roksanda Ilincic gown had a drop waist and bishop sleeves, which were accented with cobalt blue cuffs. Her coral lips matched the dress and made her fair skin pop.
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At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Lena Dunham struck a perfect balance between ladylike elegance and her usual laid-back style in this blue shift with contrasting white sleeves, also by Roksanda Ilincic. Her copper pumps took the look one step futher. Give your wardrobe a bold shoulder with these six must-have pieces:
1. Cheap Monday Contrast Sleeve Sweatshirt – $79.16; 2. Chic Nova Blue Wool Blazer with Contrast Lining – $179.40; 3. Forever 21 Contrast Sleeve Sheath Dress – $19.80; 4. Martha Hunt Ponte Dress with Embellished Cap Sleeve – $295; 5. Opening Ceremony Short Dress – $430; 6. Sophie Hulme Contrast-Sleeved Wool Coat – $1055