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This season , Fall and Winter 2011, Runways are running rampant with Colorblocking. Colorblocking for those not familiar “… is a technique where blocks of various fabrics are sewn together to create clothing (shoes, bags etc.) with a few different solid colors.”

Designers like Prada, Pierre Hardy, and Chloe (Delicious bag designer) are using their accessories to add a simplistic yet fitting piece to a patterned Jacket, Blouse, or pants. We are also seeing Complete Colorblocking , which is incredibly beautiful for those with a more full shape.

The simplistic lines of the Colorblocking creates an illusion of a slimmer body and depending on the cut of the dress, pants, blouse etc. It can actually give you a waist by adding a solid colored thin belt to a pair of solid colored long dress trousers (with a heel so they dont drag) or using the belt to take in the waist of a colorblocked dress. Opt for blouses with a solid colour that goes well with your skin tone and hair and for those with a big bust use a blouse with a scoop neck or deep V neck. Pair it with a different color skirt . Always go for the ruched waist. High waisted A line skirts are also flattering ,and if you having trouble with the belly add a pair of Spanx (Lets be real). Thats what i do. I am 5’2″ and 170 pounds but im always told i look way less because of how i dress.

Back to color blocking. Above is a fabulous clutch by Prada that is an example of colorblocking (around $1,110) . If you can afford it, buy it! If not, here’s an example of a thriftier but gorgeous alternative.A Sondra Roberts Clutch at Nordstrom.com for $72.

Nordstrom $72.00