Fall 2011 runways introduced colorblock fashions, infused with bold blocks of bedazzling color. This Spring, the trend has taken off like a show of spectacular fireworks. Clean lines and feminine embellishments make colorblock fashions desirable now.
In its most elegant form, colorblock clothing flatters all shapes and sizes. A dull black dress becomes a sensation with bold splashes of strategically-placed color, maybe blocks of calming aqua blue, perhaps bright tangerine-orange stripes--but definitely fantastic.
Colorblock fashion comes in many forms: maxi dresses and mini sundresses, office-appropriate blouses, beach-appropriate tanks, sandals, belts, bikinis, pants, hats, watches and clutches. You’ll even find colorblock jewelry.
If you’ve got a fetish for fine fashion footwear, you’ll be happy to know that this Spring, colorblock designs decorate platform wedges, cutout wedges, slingback wedges, heels and sandals.
Colorblock fashions range from affordable to extravagantly priced. Colorblock platform wedges run anywhere from $40 up to $400, depending on the designer. A Diane Von Furstenberg runway sandal will take you back $398.
International designer dresses, like a Giambattista Valli colorblock creation made in Italy, reaches up to $1,398 (available at Neimun Marcus). You can also find dresses made of quality material at department stores; check out Macy’s three-quarter sleeve colorblock sweater dress for $49.99. Or, Bebe’s colorblock silk shirtdress runs for $139.
The fashion conscious can find colorblock fashions at high-end boutiques to retail chains in Chicago. Chicago’s Magnificent Mile gives serious fashionistas a wide range of fashions and prices. If you are inclined, below you will find a range of Chicago-area stores that make colorblock trends available:
737 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
835 N Michigan Ave. #4040
Chicago, IL 60611
Macy’s State Street
111 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60602