Summer-Style Colour Blocking

Colour blocking, summer style

How beautiful is this coloured blocked blouse?

There’s nothing more satisfying than the simple way that summer allows us to dress: a summer dress and heels? Done. Jeans and t-shirt? Done. Statement blouse and trousers? Done, done, and done. This simple (but extremely elegant) coloured-blocked Tracy placket blouse was sent to me by TM Lewin – a great British brand known for their menswear, but it turns out their womenswear is just as luxurious and beautifully designed. The Peter Pan collar gives it that feminine touch and the blue is the perfect shade for summer – plus I love buttons that are covered at the front.

And who would have thought sky blue would go so well with mint? With bold black and white and a flash of gold, this is my go-to smart look for this summer. If the sun ever makes an appearance, that is…!

Are you still loving the colour-blocked trend? If so, what colours are you favouring – do let me know in the comments!

Colour blocking, summer style
Colour blocking, summer style
Colour blocking, summer style
Colour blocking, summer style

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Catherine x

Blouse: TM Lewin*, Trousers: Marks & Spencer*, Bag: Next, Heels: Matalan*, Bracelet: Asos, Watch: Asos, Rings: Asos, Nails: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lychee

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  1. 22 June 2014 / 5:40 pm

    Thank you for being part of the Share-i-Style family, you are pure gold.
    Happy Sunday evening

  2. 21 June 2014 / 6:54 pm

    I love the look! Beautiful girl!! Kissssssssssssssssssssssss

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:23 am

      I totally agree with you on the fuchsia and orange, Sharon! Thank you sweetie x

  3. 3 June 2014 / 12:11 pm

    This outfit is so incredibly chic – I love those sandals! They're like the perfect pop of statement neutrals for any outfit. You look great!!
    Nikki at

  4. 1 June 2014 / 6:59 pm

    What a great outfit! So chic and mostly so affordable! I love the look of those mint trousers but I suspect they wouldn't look so elegant on my rather plumper figure…

  5. 1 June 2014 / 3:50 pm

    I like the blouse. I adore the bag and sandals. You have beautiful feet for sandals.

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:22 am

      Wow Greetje – that's not one I've heard before, but thank you!! :))

    • 12 June 2014 / 8:25 pm

      A lot of women (like myself) ruin their feet (toes really) by wearing shoes which are too tight. That is why it is so nice to see feet that are unharmed and also in a nice curve.

  6. 1 June 2014 / 1:36 am

    Very sleek, dearest Catherine!! I like the way the two shades (your mint trousers, and the blue trim on the blouse) play off each other…I think that with this colour-blocking trend, we've all kind of learned that there really aren't any colours that don't "go" together!! But some combinations will always be especially effective…and I think you've hit on one of them here!! 🙂

  7. 31 May 2014 / 10:07 am

    You look superb Catherine!!! Love the whole outfit, oh that bracelet is so pretty!!!

  8. 31 May 2014 / 8:11 am

    So classy! That blouse is super – to be honest I wouldn't have thought of looking in TM Lewin for womenswear, I assumed it was all a bit corporate. I'll have to give it a chance! P x

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:21 am

      I think the colours make all the difference, Sarah… I just can't get enough of this blue! Thanks sweetie x

  9. 31 May 2014 / 2:44 am

    Your c/o Matalan heels had me gawking, really nice assemble.

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:20 am

      That's a lovely description – thank you!!

  10. 30 May 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Gorgeous look! The color combination is perfect!

  11. 30 May 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Looking stylish and chic as always Catherine! Always love me some colour blocking action and you style it beautifully 🙂

    Take care and enjoy your weekend,
    Daniella xox

  12. 30 May 2014 / 4:51 pm

    That's a smashing summer top. See you Sunday for vis Monday! Xox

    • 30 May 2014 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks for the reminder Patti – I'm glad you like the top x

    • 3 June 2014 / 12:21 pm

      Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, Catherine! xox

  13. 30 May 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Totally love your top! I love color-block still. I love yellow & blue or red & white.

    • 30 May 2014 / 10:56 pm

      Oh I can see you in red and white especially, Yen! Very 'you' :))

  14. 30 May 2014 / 3:24 pm

    That blouse is very pretty. Zara have something similar in at the moment that I am tempted by.
    Rubi x
    The Den

    • 30 May 2014 / 10:55 pm

      Ooh you've got me wanting to check that out Rubi (don't know why, if I have this one already)?!! Thanks hun x

  15. 30 May 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Such a cute blouse. And I love the heels. Very chic.

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