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Color Block Crush

michael kors pre fall 2011


I’ve always loved the bold graphic nature of color block pieces. This sweater from Michael’ Kors’ Pre-Fall 2011 collection is the perfect example of one. I love everything from that gorgeous electric blue and black top, to the cropped trousers and white pumps. What a laid back, yet chic statement the whole ensemble makes! This BCBG Max Azria number in a similar color palette struck a chord with me as well! Y’all know how I love my electric blue!

bcbg max azria color block dress

Let’s hear from you lovelies…Will you be rockin’ the color block trend this year?


  • xNTA

    Bandage dresses: Making everyone look incredibly hot since the 2000’s
    Have a great one! x

    February 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I’m not sure how I feel about the trend yet… I think I’ll have to try on a few pieces before I make up my mind!
    xo Josie

    February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • ilene

    im excited about this trend. first since im obsessed with colors and second, its just such a cool modern look. i love it! so you bet i’ll be rocking this look!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • Claire

    ooooo love the dress!!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • ae

    That dress is great!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • Megan

    I love this look, I’m just not brave enough to pull it off.

    February 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    Bring on the color blocking! Love this trend…Have fun in NYC ladies! xo

    February 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Karena

    I have always loved the crisp look of color blocking in fashion!! very cool!
    Art by Karena

    February 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • Kori

    Love the first photo. I want those pants! Kori xoxo

    February 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    Gorgeous! I love how bold and flattering it is. Not boring and a little edgy.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I love color block clothes! I have quite a few and don’t plan to stop!

    February 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • Vanessa Elizabeth

    I LOVE that dress! I would totally rock that.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm Reply
  • Brianna

    I LOVE the bold color blocks
    SO eye-catching


    February 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Hmm… I’m not sure. Maybe with different colors?

    February 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    I am not sure if I can pull this one off 🙁

    February 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    I’ve always been a huge fan of color blocking!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    February 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Jacqueline

    Hi Kristin,
    There has been nothing but talk of colour block when it comes to fashion over here in fashion circles. I’m not sure that it’s me but, I always say that and within a couple of weeks I’m wearing it !!……but, then again, I might just stick to my favourite black !!!! XXXX

    February 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    I’ll take both of those 🙂

    February 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm Reply
  • kristin

    I do, I do! Michael Kors is one of my favorites… although I have been mostly getting his fabulous bags.
    Hope you are doing great! So excited to be back in the blog world!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    I like the dress. I’m not too sure of the sweater. I don’t think this is a trend I’ll be jumping on.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm Reply
  • Miss Neira

    I love black and blue combo, such a powerful statement!

    Miss Neira

    February 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm Reply
  • Kirstin Marie

    Wow, love these photos! Color blocks are interesting, I think. It really depends on how they are done, to me.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    I’m not sure the color blocks would look very good on me since I’m short and round. Lol. But if I were six foot three and a stick, I would consider it. 😉

    February 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    I’ve always had a thing for electric blue!

    February 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • Mary @ stylefyles

    dude….LOVING this. both these pics are rad. You always find the most inspirational pics. Love it!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • carolina - patagonia gifts

    the orange color is slowly growing on me… but color block? not sure yet… I’ll start adding pops of color to my wardrobe… and that’s a big start for a black & white, neutral kind of girl! xo

    February 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm Reply
  • ShoeTease

    Fabulous! I love colour blocking in every apparel item and also on shoes. So bold. Such a statement. Great post!

    xo ShoeTease

    February 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Britt

    I loved the shirt and the dress. Maybe I should jump on the trend bandwagon!

    February 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • tara

    that dress is fab!

    February 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Christine Vi

    I love the blue and black combination. I don’t have many purples or reds in my wardrobe for some reason. I might look for either of those

    February 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Flashdance (Ami)

    LOVE cropped trousers. their SO Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday!

    February 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Alyson

    love color blocking! you can do it on your own, wearing a bold solid top with black bottoms, for example. And, have a few other items that are great, too! Yay for flattering color blocking.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • districtofchic

    Whoa, look #1 is pretty much perfect. Michael Kors is the king of subtle balance.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I’ve been hearing a lot about color blocks, but I’m not sure if I’ll wear it. I guess it depends on whether or not I see a piece I like!

    February 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Natale

    Love color blocking! There’s a color blocked purse I’ve had my eye on since FOREVER, this post is just igniting my flame!

    February 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm Reply
  • Kinsey Michaels

    Oohhh colorblock has been a favorite of mine for awhile! I’m a fan. Not totally sure if royal blue and black would be a go-to color combo for me, but I do like the trend!
    By the way, I will be at IFB tomorrow… if you see me, or vice versa, we must exchange hellos!!! 🙂

    February 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Terri

    I love that sweater! I would definitely rock that!

    February 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    I don’t see why not? Love the 1st outfit! In my opinion, a subtle way to work the color blocking trend 🙂

    February 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm Reply
  • Allison

    It’s surely a lot better than plain solids! Dresses like that are so hit or miss with me. Love electric blue too.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Allison

    That dress is gorgeous! I love color blocked clothing – I think it’s stunning and makes a strong statement right off the bat, especially when it’s a pop of color against a more neutral color.
    Seriously, I am dying for that dress!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm Reply
  • Tanvi

    LOVEEE both of these pieces … Need them now!!!

    February 10, 2011 at 1:50 am Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    I like these too!

    February 10, 2011 at 3:38 am Reply
  • Leia

    ADORE these!

    February 10, 2011 at 4:25 am Reply
  • Kelly

    I love that sweater! Royal blue and black always look amazing together!

    February 10, 2011 at 6:55 am Reply
  • Carly

    Not usually a fan of colorblocking but LOVE that sexy.

    it is nice to see something different tho….
    have fun at fashion week:)

    February 10, 2011 at 8:25 am Reply
  • ashley

    I love that 2nd dress- it is so Kim Kardashian to me! haha. ANd it looks like it can hold you in all the right places 🙂

    February 10, 2011 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Sherin

    Block colour outfits are so much fun to wear. I love the firstr outfit. The top is so pretty.

    February 10, 2011 at 9:25 am Reply
  • andi

    I feel like I might have rocked it a lot last year, so not so sure about this year, but we’ll see, I have some cool pieces that I bought last year that I’d love to keep wearing.

    February 10, 2011 at 9:47 am Reply
  • Amanda

    I want that first outfit so bad! I love it. I can’t afford Michael Kors but I bet I can find some look-a-likes.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:57 am Reply
  • Carol

    I like it!!

    February 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm Reply
  • Life of a Doctor's Wife

    Love this! That sweater is super cute!

    February 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • brett

    I adore color blocking
    When I was pregnant I had the most fabulous color blocked outfit
    I will never be able to top it and that is probably a good thing because I am way beyond the maternity clothes years LOL

    February 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm Reply
  • caitlin

    definitely! I’m with ya! Color blocking always looks amaze balls on people!

    February 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    I like the second one better! I’d rock that dress! Definitely!!

    Melanie’s Randomness

    February 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm Reply
  • Holly

    Ooooh, that dress!!! I think I am liking this trend.

    February 11, 2011 at 9:42 am Reply
  • Shea

    Colorblock can be hit or miss for me, but I think that dress is a hit!!

    February 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Margaret | Style Nook

    Love the top one!! So lovely!

    February 12, 2011 at 8:34 am Reply
  • Sandhya Ganesha

    oooh super inspiring!

    February 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm Reply

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