The colorblocking trend has been around for a few years and it’s morphing into specific variations. You’ve probably seen the contrast colorblocking sleeves in tops, sweaters, and jackets. Now we’re seeing just the cuffs in a contrast color and not only in tops but also cuffed jeans! The color is often bold and bright, but subtle contrast colors are also available.
Some considerations when styling this look:
- Low contrast and neutral contrast colors will be easier to pair with other colors. Be careful not to choose a contrast cuff color that doesn’t easily compliment with colors in your closet. You may end up with an item you don’t wear.
- If the contrast cuff is a bright color, consider keeping the rest of your outfit neutral.
- This trend is appropriate for the office and it lends itself to a professional environment (see the third top shown below as an example). I haven’t seen the cuffed pants in dress pants/non-jean options, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those become available in the Fall.
- Contrast cuff tops can be worn peeking through scrunched sleeves of blazers or jackets. This allows the pop of color to be visible and can add visual interest to a professional outfit.
Contrast cuff tops
Contrast Cuff Jeans
My verdict: I’m really loving the effect. It adds a simple, sophisticated twist to an otherwise basic item. I’m keeping an eye out for contrast cuff jeans or sweater to add to my Fall wardrobe.