The colorblock trend in apparel has been around for a while, but colorblock handbags feel completely fresh and new. Colorblock bags are a great way to add some graphic contrast to any outfit - not as busy as a print, but not as boring as a solid. If you want to stay low-key, choose a neutral bag with a hit of another neutral or color. But if you want to punch it up, go for color on color. And don't worry about what to pair it with - these bags work with prints, solids, textures, and anything in between.
Check out below for my favorite bags of the season paired with dresses perfect for late summer and beyond. And click here to see even more colorblock bags on my "Block Party" Pinterest page.
(click to shop) top row, left to right: Colour Block Bowler Bag by Topshop, $70 | Flavia Foldover Clutch by Banana Republic, $79.50 | Large Hamilton Saffiano Two-Tone Tote by MICHAEL Michael Kors, $358
Grab a tote in a contrasting color to pop off the rest of your outfit. You'll be glad you did.
Striped dress by Weekend by Maxmara, from Matchesfashion.com. Tote, watch by Michael Kors. Hooded jacket by Topshop. Sandals by Gentle Souls, from Piperlime. Earrings by Hive & Honey, from Piperlime.
Punch up an already bold print with a bag in the same color family. Keep the rest of the outfit neutral to let the stars stand out.
Printed dress by Zara. Satchel by Coach. Sandals by Lauren by Ralph Lauren, from Piperlime. Sunglasses by Ray Ban, from J. Crew. Bracelet, keychain by J. Crew. Earrings by Stella & Dot.
Add a graphic neutral clutch to a solid dress for an evening out. Throw on booties and a leather jacket to shift it from ladylike to edgy.
Dress by Karen Millen. Clutch by Loeffler Randall, from Intermixonline.com. Booties by Nine West, from Piperlime. Cropped leather jacket by Reiss. Necklace, ring by Stella & Dot.