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3 Unexpected Takes on Color Blocking for Spring

Master Clash:
3 Unexpected Takes on Color-Blocking

Despite a wink to the ’60s (YSL’s ’65 Mondrian shift dress) or a nod to the ’80s (hi, retro ski onesie), color-blocking is modern at its core. And there’s nothing more novel than extending the shelf life of wintry neutrals—camel, grey, burgundy—for a few more weeks (or longer) by introducing a vibrant pop of color. Not only will it bridge the seasons beautifully but the end result—cool/low-key, full-on graphic, or somewhere in-between—is eternally brilliant.

BLUSH PINK
+ BORDEAUX

Moody body-con business up top, bright A-line party below—with organic leather accessories to give this edgy color combination sensible new legs.

  1. Lizzie Mandler Knife Edge Flat Link Bracelet with Diamonds Lizzie Mandler Knife Edge Flat Link Bracelet with Diamonds
    LIZZIE MANDLER Bracelet
    goop, $5,450
  2. Eriness Diamond pinky Yellow Gold Signet Ring Eriness Diamond pinky Yellow Gold Signet Ring
    ERINESS ring
    goop, $1,795
  3. Sophie Ratner Love Lock Yellow Gold Necklace Sophie Ratner Love Lock Yellow Gold Necklace
    SOPHIE RATNER Necklace
    goop, $500
  4. Loren Stewart Herringbone Necklace Loren Stewart Herringbone Necklace
    LOREN STEWART necklace
    goop, $325
  5. James Perse the Daily Ribbed Stretch Supima Cotton Jersey Tank James Perse the Daily Ribbed Stretch Supima Cotton Jersey Tank
    JAMES PERSE Tank
    Net-a-Porter, $50
  6. G. Label Nimi A-Line Midi Cargo Skirt G. Label Nimi A-Line Midi Cargo Skirt
    G. LABEL Midi Cargo Skirt
    goop, $450
  7. Lumillamingus x goop Bond Street Mini Bag Lumillamingus x goop Bond Street Mini Bag
    LUMILLAMINGUS
    x GOOP Handbag

    goop, $750
  8. K Jacques Asgard Sandals K Jacques Asgard Sandals
    K JACQUES Sandals
    goop, $310

SAGE GREEN
+ NEUTRALS

Ease into warmer days by working in one pastel at a time. Here, boyish wide legs and an oversize trench keep
mood-lifting green in the sophisticated zone. A dark bucket bag and gilded jewelry add dimension without overpowering.

  1. Vram Chrona Cuff B Vram Chrona Cuff B
    VRAM Cuff
    goop, $8,100
  2. Hoorsenbuhs Open Link Diamond Toggle Bracelet Hoorsenbuhs Open Link Diamond Toggle Bracelet
    HOORSENBUHS Bracelet
    goop, $5,000
  3. G. Label Yun Knit Shell Top G. Label Yun Knit Shell Top
    G. LABEL Yun Knit Shell Top
    goop, $395
  4. Rokh Trenchcoat Oversized Coat Rokh Trenchcoat Oversized Coat
    ROKH Trenchcoat
    Net-a-Porter, $1,750
  5. Sally Lapointe Satin Wide Leg Pant Sally Lapointe Satin Wide Leg Pant
    SALLY LAPOINTE Pants
    Moda Operandi, $990
  6. Staud Bissett Bucket Bag Staud Bissett Bucket Bag
    STAUD bag
    goop, $350
  7. By Far Elio Linen Sandals By Far Elio Linen Sandals
    BY FAR SHOES Sandals
    goop, $425

POPPY + CAMEL

Muted desert tones—in a snuggly knit and sharp toggle detail—subdue a pair of statement slacks. Take the texture play further with a linen bag, chunky slides, and a metal ear cuff; this way, the coral skews more artful than preppy.

  1. Loren Stewart Basic Yellow Gold Ear Cuff Loren Stewart Basic Yellow Gold Ear Cuff
    LOREN STEWART Ear Cuff
    goop, $230
  2. JoosTricot Ribbed Short Sleeved Polo Shirt JoosTricot Ribbed Short Sleeved Polo Shirt
    JOOSTRICOT Shirt
    Matches Fashion, $345
  3. Bottega Veneta Two-Tone Leather Coat Bottega Veneta Two-Tone Leather Coat
    BOTTEGA VENETA Coat
    Moda Operandi, $2,980
  4. G. Label Renee Boy's Trousers G. Label Renee Boy's Trousers
    G. LABEL Renee
    Boy’s Trousers

    goop, $425
  5. Victoria Beckham Frame Bucket Bag
    VICTORIA BECKHAM Bag
    goop, $2,075
  6. 3.1 Phillip Lim Freida Platform Sandals 3.1 Phillip Lim Freida Platform Sandals
    3.1 PHILLIP LIM sandals
    Farfetch, $595
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