You Can Easily Recreate This Spring '22 Trend Using the Clothes in Your Closet

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You Can Easily Recreate This Spring ’22 Trend Using the Clothes in Your Closet
You Can Easily Recreate This Spring ’22 Trend Using the Clothes in Your Closet

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For fashion-lovers, half the fun of a runway show is planning ahead. Which pieces will we be adding to our shopping lists in the future? What are next season's hottest trends? And, more importantly, which ones can we start wearing now, before the rest of the world catches on?

For spring 2022, the answer to that question is colorblocking — which isn't exactly a new concept, but rather a look that always feels fresh and exciting. This time around, vibrant, saturated color combos have popped up in designer collections from New York, London, and Milan, both through two-toned pieces and specific styling choices.

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The good news is colorblocking is a trend we all can try now, even though spring 2022 feels far away. Check out the designers putting a new spin on this standout look, then see how you can pull it off with your own wardrobe — for $0!

PatBO

PatBO
PatBO

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Two colors that unexpectedly look great together? Pink and red. PatBO embraced the two-toned trend for Spring '22 by including this sexy cutout design in its collection.

Proenza Schouler

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Color Block

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Blink and you might miss this subtle pink and red combo from Proenza Schouler's spring runway. Although the colorblocking detail may be small, it still packs a pretty sweet punch upon closer inspection.

Anna Sui

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Color Block

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Matching sets may be a low-effort, pre-made look, but the mix of French blue and Gen Z green in this spring '22 option gives things a more fashion-forward twist.

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David Koma

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Color Block

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Okay, okay, we got the memo — two-toned, cutout dresses are for sure going to the top of our spring shopping list.

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Prabal Gurung

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Color Block

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Some designers, such as Prabal Gurung, showcased the colorblocking trend through styling. Combining two bright colors, like a teal shirt with an orange suit, is an easy way to give it a try on your own.

Christian Siriano

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Color Block

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Christian Siriano also convinced us to think beyond neutrals with our accessories. A colorful dress manages to pop even more with the addition of an equally bright but contrasting bag and pair of earrings.

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Brandon Maxwell

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Color Block

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When layering a sweater or shrug over your dress, pick one in a contrasting color, allowing you to shake things up in a simple way. We're partial to wearing pink with green, just like Brandon Maxwell did for spring '22.

Coach

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Color Block

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When colorblocking, you don't have to stick with solid pieces. Coach tried this trick while incorporating plaid — a versatile print that works year-round!

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How to Colorblock: Start Simple

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Color Block

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Kick things off by combining just two colors, like pairing a purple jacket with an orange bag.

How to Colorblock: Make Small Swaps

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Color Block

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Usually, we'll try to balance out a bold outfit by working in some neutral items, like a black blazer or white shoes. But, if you really want to nail the colorblocking trend, go with something pink, green, blue, or other bright shades instead.

How to Colorblock: Create a Scheme

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Color Block

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One way to tie this mismatched outfit together is with repetition. If you're mixing three colors through your jacket, skirt, and shoes, choose one or two of those same colors when picking out a purse, earrings, or other accessory to go with your look.

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