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A trend that hit its peak with sportswear of the ’90s, on the list of retro wardrobe essentials, color-blocking is up there with bucket hats right now. Alongside pastels and lower-key palates, everyone from Nike and PUMA to fashion labels such as Stüssy and Acne Studios 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 fall/winter looks, here we’re bringing you all our favorite pieces to get in on the trend this season.

Particular highlights include an upcycled knit sweater from Ahluwalia Studio in blue, green, red, and yellow, a color-blocked utility vest by Stone Island, plus Nike‘s colorful Air Force 1 ’07 PRM and an insane bandana-printed bucket hat from Children of the Discordance.

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


Colour Block Hoodie


from $167
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Cotton Babycord Colour Block Shirt


Buy at goodhood

Colour Block Pocket Gilet

Stone Island

Buy at Browns

Flint Flag Face Rugby Sweatshirt

Acne Studios

Buy at ln-cc

Patchwork Knitted Sweater

Ahluwalia Studio

Buy at ln-cc

Track Pant


Buy at goodhood


Air Force 1


Buy at 24sevres

Old Skool Suede


Buy at Browns

19th Century Fabric Embroidered Sneakers


Buy at Browns

Alteration Kurve


from $136
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