Here’s what you need to know: colour clashing is cool. And it’s been that way for decades. Colour blocking was tres popular in the 1960s, and made a roaring comeback in the 1980s.
But this season is special. Because the shade card doesn’t feature just any old combinations—no, right now is all about taking shades you never imaged together—a cray-cray dream, almost—and putting them, well, together. For instance, last season, even the idea of combining hot-pink with red and orange would have been preposterous. But right now, it’s just the kind of thing designers and street-style darlings are putting out there. Now that we have established that colour blocking is the trend du jour, let’s establish the rules. There are none. Free reign. Wild, wild country. Throw on as many shades as you like, the wackier the better. And if you’re still unsure, here are some tips: for beginners, start with simpler experiments, by mixing warm colours with warm; and cool shades with cool. Do keep the accessories and make-up minimal. Until you go up a level, of course.
Once you’ve Super Mario-ed up the colour-coded mushroom, be braver: go overboard with accessories by using a faux fur collar, bold choker, chunky jewellery or even in-yo-face makeup.