A trend that hit its peak with sportswear of the ’90s, on the list of retro spring wardrobe essentials, color-blocking is up there with bucket hats right now. Alongside pastels and lower-key palates, everyone from Nike and Reebok to steezy labels such as Pleasures and Aimé Leon Dore are dabbling in this bold, bright aesthetic.

A drastic way to include some more eye-popping hues to the duller coloring of winter wardrobes, bright pops of every shade on the color wheel can now be found on apparel, sneakers, and accessories. The trend is perfect for anyone who loves to dabble in ’90s-inspired ’fits, often applied to retro athletic sweaters, knee-length shorts, and nostalgic sneaker silhouettes.

Now, if you’re ready to add a pop of color (better yet, colors) to your spring looks, here we’re bringing you all our favorite pieces to get in on the trend this season.

Particular highlights include a revival of the “Fun Shirt” by Rowing Blazers in blue, green, red, and yellow, a pair of spring-ready color-blocked shorts by Pleasures, plus head-turning accessories including A.P.C.‘s tape logo-printed side bag and an insane NRG hat by Nike and atmos.

Ready to add some retro flavor to your ’fits? View more of our favorite color-blocked pieces below.


Misfit Colour Block Half Zip Sweat



Colour Block Zip Jacket

ADER Error


The Hills Track Top



OG Fun Shirt

Rowling Blazers


Colour Block Logo Tee

Aimé Leon Dore


Colour Block Sweatshirt

Mostly Heard Rarely Seen


Crinkle Nylon Poncho

Opening Ceremony


Colour Block Shorts