3 Ways To Colour Block Your Winter Wardrobe

Make your ‘fit pop


By Dinushka Gunasekara | 11th July 2022

When it’s gloomy outside, it’s almost second nature to reach for your neutrals and rug up in dimmer tones to match the outside energy. And if you do venture into the brights in your wardrobe, you’ll probably tone it down behind coats or opt for a subtle splash only in a scarf. But with the effects of dopamine dressing continually stacking up, this season, why not paint your winter ‘fits in vivid colour?

Colour blocking is the trend that’s been coming back to the forefront of fashion since the 60s, defined by mixing two or three solid and often contradictory colours to make a bold yet minimalist statement. An instant mood booster, let’s show you how it’s done with the help of Australia’s very own colourful label, Sportsgirl.

Chunky knits

Inject an immediate touch of vibrance to your ensemble with a colourful cosy knit, paired with bold bottoms. Remember, the key to colour blocking is to push the boundaries, so whether it’s a contrasting pant or slick boot in a solid hue, don’t be afraid to question your instinct when it comes to mixing different pieces.

Crisp shirts

Oversized shirting continues to be the go-to for the fashion savvy, offering layers of borrowed-from-the-boyfriend coolness. Whether you opt for a solid hue worn over a contrasting singlet or opt for a two-toned shirt that does the work for you, the layered look is great for a Brisbane winter: to suit the freezing mornings and warmer afternoons.

Set it up

If it all seems like a colour overload, take the easy route and throw on a matching set. The low-effort, pre-made look offers the perfect monochrome moment and nails the colour blocking trend with the simple addition of a contrasting accessory.

Can’t get enough colour in your closet? Check out Sportsgirl’s vibrant range here