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Trend Worth Trying: Colorblocking

Pippa Middleton stepped out in a colorblock dress paired with espadrille wedges for a chic summery look that could easily transition from work to a date. The colors are bold but the silhouette is simple and utterly flattering. I can't remember a time when colorblocking wasn't "in" so let's just say it's a perennial favorite you can rock anytime. Here are six affordable ways to do the colorblock rock this season.

1. JCPenney Colorblock dress (swap out the belt that comes included), $39.99

2. Urban Outfitters Colorblock Skirt, $44

3. Bebe Colorblock Shoulder Bag, $89

4. Forever 21 Colorblock Top, $15.80

5. LOFT Colorblock Shift, $79.50

6. Urban Outfitters Colorblock Tank, $44

I like what Pippa's wearing and the F21 colorblock top!
#1 Kelsey (Homepage) on 2011-05-26 06:49 (Reply)
I LOVE how simple her outfit is! Perfect for summer!
#2 cadrommy (Homepage) on 2011-05-26 07:42 (Reply)
I think the dress Pippa is wearing is from Zara! It's $60. :-)
#3 Caroline Richmond (Homepage) on 2011-05-26 09:51 (Reply)
Good find. I agree with you, thats the dress.
#3.1 Rachel on 2011-05-26 10:57 (Reply)
I adore color blocking! It just brightens up my day!
#4 twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-05-26 09:52 (Reply)
Yep, Pippa's dress is from Zara, $59.90. She also wore a pink, cream and black version of this dress the day before the royal wedding, also from Zara for $59.90
#5 Chic on the Cheap (Homepage) on 2011-05-26 11:38 (Reply)
I just found that skirt from Urban Outfitters yesterday on the Clearance rack for $19.99! Score!
#6 Patti on 2011-05-26 12:30 (Reply)
I'm PRETTY sure I have that "Dress" Pippa is wearing, and I'm pretty sure it's a skirt. A jersey one by Rachel Pally with a white top tucked in. At least it looks exactly like the Pally skirt I have. Either way, I've been wearing it often because it's the colours of the Vancouver Canucks and it's playoff season :-)


PS I've totally been MIA with my book being published and been a bad blogger (slacker). Will drop by more often!
#7 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2011-05-26 12:51 (Reply)
Actually it is the dress from Zara. I got in blue polka dots with a red and black bottom. It's on sale now for 29.99.
#7.1 Tracie on 2011-07-09 22:54 (Reply)
don't forget the colorblock shoes from Jessica Simpson! I have the JS Purple Bendie shoes, and they are hot! perfect for a nice summery dress or a LBD
#8 elisa on 2011-05-26 16:17 (Reply)
also the Thakoon for Target colorblock shift dress, got it when the Go Int'l reissue was in stores and it's also great for this trend, green/blue colorblocks (you can prob get it on ebay now? or maybe some stores still have it!)
#9 elisa on 2011-05-26 16:20 (Reply)
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