Wednesday, September 27, 2023

#WeekendWardrobe: Colour Block like Brandy, Solange & Kaylah Oniwo

Searching for the perfect ensemble for your getaway this weekend? Well, look no further because nothing screams seasonal style quite like colour blocking does…

Colour blocking is a versatile look that suits most women, regardless of shape or size. Simply contrasting and complimenting solid colours together is an easy, timeless look to pull off and is  a simple yet chic way to be a stylista in any setting around the globe – which is what every woman is trying to achieve while packing their holiday suitcase, right?

Well, why not gaze upon some of our favourite celebrities who have grasped the art of colour blocking and rocked the trend flamboyantly, below;


Beautiful recording artist, Brandy attended the LA premiere of A Haunted House 2 at Regal Cinemas wearing a colour-blocked outfit by Fausto Puglisi. The three-part ensemble featured a pink long sleeved top, a black waist cinching belt and an aqua pencil skirt, which sat perfectly on her slender figure.  To finish off the look, Ms Norwood wore Gucci T-strap leopard print pumps, a tightly-coiled, big hairdo and a gleaming smile, looking amazing in her outfit.

Over in Nigeria’s entertainment hub, Lagos, Cool Fm 96.9 radio host, Kaylah Oniwo looked nothing short of colourful at the Maybelline Find Your Shade event earlier this year. The beauty sported a red silk and lace pencil skirt by designer Kiki Kamanu, complimented by a short-sleeved yellow blouse. To keep the attention on the colours of her clothing, the star kept her footwear simple with a pair of black courts. Thumbs up for this look, too!

Last but not least, the name that has been the centre of controversy recently, Solange Knowles stepped out to the Chime for Change anniversary event in New York a few weeks ago and had all eyes locked on her vibrant wardrobe choice. The gorgeous singer wore an orange silk blouse with a full gathered sleeve by Gucci, paired with white tailored trousers. Ms Knowles accessorised with a gold clutch and huge hair, giving us 70’s glam in 2014. #WeLove.

Are you ready to throw on some vivid colours this weekend? Simply shop our top 5 picks, below;


1. Paper Dolls’s Sleeveless Colour Block Dress, £60

Hug your figure in this black, white and pink colour block dress, suitable for a candlelit dinner or Summer wedding. Pair it with strappy sandals and wavy hair for a stylish, more easy-going look.

2. Vila Women’s “Southeast” Maxi Dress, £15

Take a soothing stroll around the city, suburbs or on the beach in this grey, sleeveless jersey dress with contrasting black panels to the side.  The colour block maxi features a slim fitting silhouette that will loosely sit on your frame, allowing you to move around without a care.

3. Frame Denim’s “Le Skinny De Jeanne” Skinny Jeans, £90

Fashionably cover your legs in these super stretch colour blocked jeans with different shades of denim.  Unlike some jeans which may feel harsh against the skin, these are made from  comfy European stretch fabric and will take you from day to night with ease. Pair with a denim shirt for a cool denim-on-denim look and with heel for the after dark hours.

4. Bianca’s Colour Blocked Blouse, £110

Attract attention in this orange, green and black geometric-style, silk blouse. The casual yet luxurious top will look great complimented with plain black jeans, black trousers or a black mini skirt – giving your look a classy touch for the day.

5. Araks’ “Dahlia Elmar” Swimsuit, £106

Be on-trend at the beach in this modern burgundy and coral cut-out swimsuit. The coastline-ready costume features just enough show of skin to flatter the figure and can be taken from the beach to the bar, by the simple addition of  a maxi skirt.

Have a brilliant weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #ColourBlock.

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