Fashion Fix: One Outfit, Two Bold Colours – Yes You Can!

Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out last night in some seriously bright colour-blocking combos.

Gwyneth teamed a silk Lanvin dress with red heels and a snakeskin Coach clutch as she attended the Gwyneth Paltrow and Coach dinner party. The party celebrates the first European Coach flagship store on Bond Street, and also coincides with the brand’s 70th anniversary. With Gwyneth as the new face of Coach, she was guest of honour for the evening, and boy did she shine!

Sarah Jessica Parker continued her promo tour for film I Don’t Know How She Does It as she arrived at The Late Show in New York last night, where she showcased another Prabal Gurung look. This head-to-toe bright outfit is so easy to get wrong, so take tips from SJP and keep the rest of the outfit clean with no accessories. Let the colour do the talking by sticking to simple fluid shapes and clean lines.

Look to Zara to get SJP’s look, or if you’re not brave enough to rock a coloured wide-leg trouser, then make like Gwynnie and pair a colour-block dress with a contrasting shoe.

The outfits were so bright that we we’d easily be mistaken by thinking the weather had taken a dramatic turn for the better, but nope, both Gywneth and SJP were in London and New York – both of which are experiencing the same grey weather. But rather than mourning the long lost summer, get on board with the colour-blocking trend and bring some sunshine to your outfit. Who could fail to smile with this much colour around? RS