6 Ways to Wear This Season's Bold Colorblock Trend (PHOTOS)

clothing rackSometimes, fashion trends can be a little too cray cray for me, like Lady Gaga's shocking dildo heels & Snooki's bedazzled pumps. Then there are some trends that are so spot-on that I can't wait to try 'em! This season's favorite? Colorblocking.

Stars everywhere have been trying out the trend: Sofia Vergara made it look oh-so-sexy and Katy Perry's take was funky and fun. Now I'm dying to do it too! And summertime is the perfect season to mix and match all our favorite hues.

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To make sure you do it right, here are five classy and colorful color-blocking tips that helped me turn my summer wardrobe from drab to fab!

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  • A Pop of Purple, Please


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    One thing I love about colorblocking is that it makes style accessible to everyone -- at any age! These purple shorts will definitely be a nice addition to your closet. They look perfect paired with any shade of pink, orange, red, yellow and even light blue hues.

  • Berry Bright Belts


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    Chances are you've got a few belts lying around from years past. If so, it's time to sport those waist-cinchers once again. A punch of berry (or any other color) is a simple and sophisticated way to add a little wow to your look and show off your awesome summer bod. Pair this shade against darker purples, blues, greens and even greys to really make a cool style statement.

  • Hello, Yellow!


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    Sorry, no mellow yellow here! This season, sunny styles made a comeback in a huge way -- and I am super excited. Against sun-kissed skin, this color looks fantastic! While these are an investment, they can be dressed up with pumps or dressed down with comfy sandals and they're sure to be a crowd favorite! Pair with blue or purple for a sharp, stark contrast.

  • Sleek Summer Sundresses


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    It wouldn't be summer without a sundress, huh? Even though this dress can stand alone, there's still a few simple touches you can add to spice things up: opt for a colored thin belt that showcases your hourglass shape. On cool nights, throw on a colorful cardigan for extra savvy style. Mint would be a perfect compliment to this berry-tastic frock!

  • Not So Blue


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    Sometimes it's just easier to let your clothing do the work for you -- and here's the proof! Just finish the look off with your favorite pair of denim cut-offs and ta-da! You're good to go. The best part of buying colorblocked pieces is that they provide a good visual example of what works well together. So next time you're feeling a little blue, go on and add some green to your look!

  • Can't Touch This Coral


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    Colorblocking isn't only for tops and bottoms. Jazz up your jewelry with different shades. If you're wearing something bright on your bottom, go with a simple, neutral top & let your accessories do the talking! Green, blue and cranberry hues all work well against this coral-inspired necklace!

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