Colorblocking has been gaining momentum in the fashion world as of late, particularly in the world of Instagram influencers. Love them or hate them, I often look to influencers to stay on top of the latest trends. In fact, I look at Instagram way more often than I would an issue of Vogue or Elle, although I did recently purchase the September issue of Vogue based solely on the fact that Taylor Swift was on the cover, but I digress. One of my favorite Instagram influencers, Blair Eadie, has taken colorblocking to new heights this year. Blair has single-handedly influenced me to adapt the colorblock trend into my wardrobe, I love how playful and creative her looks are. I like to have fun with my fashion, and colorblocking is an easy way to shake up my look. I’ve been colorblocking my clothes, but because this is PurseBlog and we all know that purses are the epicenter of an outfit, I have been stalking colorblocked handbags excessively this season.
Colorblocked handbags aren’t a new concept, they have been around forever, but they’re definitely having a moment right now with no signs of slowing down. There are seemingly more colorblocked handbags on the market than ever before and the selection is really good. So many new handbags have been released for fall that play into the colorblocking trend and I am loving nearly every single one I’ve seen thus far. The contrast of the different hues on a bag brings an intricate and innovative component to a design, and I find the look of them so interesting and unique. I’d pair a colorblocked bag with a monochromatic outfit to allow my bag to really stand out, but you could also wear it with a colorblocked outfit if you are far more ambitious than I am (I can’t rock it like so many lucky people can!).
Recently I sent a few of my favorite colorblocked bags to a fellow bag aficionado in my life and was shocked when she told me she hates colorblocking. I love this look so much that it had never occurred to me that it could be controversial, so I am dying to know what my fellow PurseBloggers think about them. I’ve made my firm stance in the love it or leave it debate on colorblocking well known, but I now realize that it’s not a look for everyone. Please tell me what you think about this classic (yet simultaneously) trendy style.
Do you love or leave colorblock handbags? I’ve got to know!
ZAC Zac Posen Biba Buckle Crossbody Bag ($325)
Chloé C Lizard Embossed Crossbody Bag ($1,690)
Fendi Kan U Regular Colorblock Shoulder Bag ($3,290)
Marni Trunk Colorblock Leather Shoulder Bag ($2,190)
Loewe Small Puzzle Colorblock Leather Bag ($2,600)
MCM Patricia Visetos Block Small Satchel ($995)
THE VOLON Mani Bucket Bag ($775)