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Here Are 12 Bold Items You Can Colorblock This Fall

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Colorblocking is a pretty obvious trend for fall, but here's the problem with it: It's harder to do than matching neutrals. And figuring out what shade of red goes with what shade of pink is hard work. So, we present to you a total of 12 foolproof colorblocking items: four shirts, four skirts, and four accessories. We've paired what we think are appropriate color combinations, but of course, feel free to mix and match. We've kept it simple with reds, pinks, peaches, and corals, and threw in a few other hues to shake things up.

1. Versace silk scarf, $281 at FarFetch: The first item on our list is more of a compliment to colorblocking, rather than an actual part of the colorblock itself (get it?). With colors like yellow, green, and purple, this Versace scarf can really go along with any color combination you might put together, especially the reds above.

2. By Malene Birger frill detail top, $240 at Flannels: You might not think it at first, but this bright orange shirt would go quite well the bright pink skirt below it. Or, something a little more toned-down, like a pair of peach-colored pants.

3. Dries Van Noten bracelet set, $405 at MyTheresa: These Dries bracelets are the perfect add-on to an outfit that already has a lot of color in it, or to an outfit that doesn't. Either way, you can't lose.

4. Gucci Silk crepe de chine blouse, $750 at Net-a-Porter: Actually, this Gucci blouse is already colorblocked, so the work has been done for you! If you want to keep it going even further, though, pair it with the skirt below (#8).

5. Adam Jones long-sleeved top, $295 at FarFetch: This Adam Jones top is a bonus because, in addition to being so on trend, it's also a great fall basic.

6. Knitted coral sweater, $72 at Topshop: An oversized sweater is an easy way to keep the look casual, since dressing head to toe in color is usually a pretty strong statement in itself.

7. Preen pink a-line pleated skirt, $1,287 at MyWardrobe.com: Your gut reaction might be to pair this hot pink Preen skirt with a nuetral color, but that would actually draw even more attention to the bright hue because of the contrast. So if you think about it, you're actually toning it down by pairing it with another bright. Well, sort of.

8. L'Wren Scott orange high-waisted pencil skirt, $1,045 at StyleBop.com: This L'Wren Scott skirt would also go really well with blue or green. Why not try them all?

9. Preen "Whisky" skirt, $1,431 at FarFetch: Here's another vibrant Preen skirt, though this one's a little less Barbie and a little more Little Red Riding Hood. Pair it with something sweet, like a blouse, or something casual, like a plain tee.

10. "Lip Edge" pencil skirt, $75 at Oasis: Nothing says sexy like a hot red pencil skirt, no matter what color you wear it with on top.

11. Proenza Schouler "PS1 Pochette," 895 at Ssense: This lively teal PS1 bag adds just enough color without being too overbearing, in relation to the rest of your look.

12. Brian Atwood "Felini" suede peep-toe pumps, $459 at MyTheresa: And since you might as well go big or go home, here's a great pair of purple suede Brian Atwood pumps.
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