There’s something about the arrival of summer that has us reaching for our brightest brights without hesitation. With so many shades tempting us, why settle for a monochromatic look this season? Scroll through for the 411 on embracing color blocking like a BOSS.
Ban.do Sailor Tee in Red/Chambray ($48): Oh, you lucky sailor, you. Of course there’s a nautical-inspired tee that pays testament to your yachting party ways. Although, don't be mistaken — no boat required to live your BEST life.
Golden Ponies Pastels Colorblock Plastic Raincoat Mac ($60): Best believe you'll be styling in your new fly raincoat that combines all your favorite pastel hues. Rubber ducky yellow, soft blush, and powder blue... need we say more?
Marc Jacobs Purple Astor Jogger Sneakers ($295): Like "whoa" is right. These color-block trainers — complete with a glittery lightning bolt, no less — are unapologetically ‘80s, and we’re not even mad about it.
Katy Perry The Liz ($99): File these babies under “what to pack for a secret getaway along the Bimini coast," please and thanks.
MDS Stripes Colorblock Shift Dress ($495): Cue the firecrackers: Come the Fourth, you'll be looking borderline fierce in this preppy sunset-inspired shift that’s not messing around one bit.
J.Crew Signet Bag in Colorblock Italian Suede and Leather ($128): If the pastel hues look familiar (ahem, rose quartz and serenity), it's because they were Pantone's 2016 colors of the year.
Cynthia Rowley Colorblock Wetsuit ($235): Major shark bait, right this way. Catch the waves in style with this surf-inspired wetsuit featuring well-placed color-block panels and a whole lotta YAS.
ASOS Oversized Hoodie Dress in Color Block ($56): What's a low-key hang sesh without a comfy-casual sweatshirt dress (AKA, not a snuggie) that just so happens to incorporate epic color blocking (we see you, Tumblr pink)?
Lazy Oaf x Poppy Lissiman Biscuit Pastel Color Block ($68): Ah, we finally see the light. Between summer block parties and outdoor raves, a pair of these dreamy sunnies will fo’ sure get you noticed by your summer crush.
Tictail Color Block Tee ($14): Have you ever spotted an oversized tee with this much cool-girl flair? That yellow pocket is straight-up bananas.
Mara Hoffman Colorblock Bikini Top ($115) + Colorblock High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms ($125): Make a splash by the pool with this rainbow high-waisted bikini that's worthy of a tropical-inspired shoot. Fruity umbrella drinks, where you at?
The North Face Back to Berkeley Backpack ($55): Make like the Saved By the Bell crew with this color-block backpack that's definitely too cool for lugging books.
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