Try It Now: Colorblocking

Colorblocking - Olivia Wilde - Ralph Lauren
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Try It Now: Colorblocking

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Try It Now: Colorblocking

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The colorblock trend has been around for awhile-but lately it's been cropping up in creative new ways. Along with traditional multi-hue dresses, stars are mashing up bright accessories with colorful separates or letting bold accessories do the talking. Click through for a celebrity master class on colorful dressing.

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Dresses-Hailee Steinfeld

Colorblocking - Hailee Steinfeld - Miu Miu
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Hailee Steinfeld chose an ivory Miu Miu design with a pieced-in coral bustier. Bonus: a contrasting turquoise clutch, also from the brand.

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Dresses-Freida Pinto

Colorblocking - Freida Pinto
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Freida Pinto's Marni for H&M dress combined cornflower blue with marigold (not shown-the dress's purple back!).

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Dresses-Jennifer Lawrence

Colorblocking - Jennifer Lawrence - Prada
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Jennifer Lawrence's Prada dress featured a lemon and powder-blue bodice and a black lace overlay.

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Dresses-Salma Hayek

Colorblocking - Salma Hayek - Stella McCartney
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Salma Hayek glowed in a rich satin Stella McCartney dress in Valentine shades of red and fuchsia.

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Dresses-Rashida Jones

Colorblocking - Rashida Jones - Stella McCartney
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It may appear to be separates, but Rashida Jones's black, hot pink and crimson Stella McCartney design is a single sexy piece.

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Dresses-Julianne Moore

Colorblocking - Julianne Moore - Bottega Veneta
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Julianne Moore opted for easy warm-weather dressing, choosing a orange, black and bone tunic from Bottega Veneta.

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Dresses-Emmy Rossum

Colorblocking - Emmy Rossum - Etro
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Etro created Emmy Rossum's slinky ruched gown with its red satin top and high-slit burgundy skirt.

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Separates-Jessica Alba

Colorblocking - Jessica Alba - Dolce & Gabbana
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Nothing like basic black to anchor bold shades-in Jessica Alba's case, she added a bright blouse and blazer to a simple Dolce & Gabbana pencil skirt.

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Separates-Zoe Saldana

Colorblocking - Zoe Saldana - Prabal Gurung
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Zoe Saldana played with Prabal Gurung's stunning separates, layering the pink tank over the embellished tee and kelly green skirt.

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Separates-Solange Knowles

Colorblocking - Solange Knowles - INC - J. Crew
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Solange Knowles doubled-up on her colorblocking for an outing with her son. She added a three-tone INC top to mustard trousers from J.Crew.

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Separates-Sarah Jessica Parker

Colorblocking - Sarah Jessica Parker - Sonia Rykiel
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The always-experimental Sarah Jessica Parker paired her burnt umber Sonia Rykiel sweater with the designer's navy slit culottes.

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Contrast Accessories-Jessica Chastain

Colorblocking - Jessica Chastain - Kimberly Caldwell - Barbara Bui
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Jessica Chastain amped up her brilliant green Karen Caldwell sheath with pomegranate slingbacks from Barbara Bui.

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Contrast Accessories-Thandie Newton

Colorblocking - Thandie Newton - Giles - Nicholas Kirkwood
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Thandie Newton's Giles sheath featured a built-in red belt that contrasted beautifully with her aqua Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.

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Contrast Accessories-Carey Mulligan

Colorblocking - Carey Mulligan - Roland Mouret - Yves Saint Laurent
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Eschewing basic black, Carey Mulligan wore blue suede YSL heels with her red and white Roland Mouret dress.

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Contrast Accessories-Diane Kruger

Colorblocking - Diane Kruger - Derek Crosby - Giuseppe Zanotti
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Diane Kruger got tricky, layering her 10 Crosby Derek Lam striped skirt over a dress from the designer and then adding bright yellow Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

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Contrast Accessories-Emma Stone

Colorblocking - Emma Stone - Christopher Kane - Brian Atwood
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The unabashedly Technicolor Emma Stone accessorized her neon Christopher Kane dress with chartreuse satin pumps from Brian Atwood.

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Colorblock Accessories-Olivia Palermo

Colorblocking - Olivia Palermo - Charlotte Olympia
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Accessories expert Olivia Palermo elevated her outfit with purple and pink Charlotte Olympia platforms.

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Colorblock Accessories-Renee Zellweger

Colorblocking - Renee Zellweger - Carolina Herrera
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Colorblocking can be subtle-Renee Zellweger accented her head-to-toe neutral look by Carolina Herrera with a buff bag from the designer featuring green and yellow straps.

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Colorblock Accessories-Kristen Wiig

Colorblocking - Kristen Wiig - Pierre Hardy
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Funnylady Kristen Wiig gave her all-black look a stylish spin with Pierre Hardy purple velvet and red suede sandals.

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Colorblock Accessories-Olivia Wilde

Colorblocking - Olivia Wilde - Ralph Lauren
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Olivia Wilde's black Ralph Lauren jumpsuit was not-so-basic when accessorized with the label's red lacquer heels and green lizard clutch.

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