Colorblocking: 8 Great Pieces

Pink and orange? Red and purple? You can do it. Honest.

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Soak up the last of summer's warmth in the utterly affordable Sherbet Punch Sandals ($32.99). GET IT:
A colorblocked accessory makes the trend easy to embrace. Add the Carmen Crossbody Clutch ($98) by Danielle Nicole to neutrals, blacks or browns and you're good to go. And, as an eco-friendly bonus, this bag is vegan! GET IT:, 3222 M St. N.W. or National Harbor.
The 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Twill Jeans ($169-$178) by J Brand are perfect staples for colorblocking or just sprucing up a traditional look, available in red, purple, royal blue, bright mint green, pale pink and riviera blue. GET IT:, 3030 M St. N.W. or Tysons Corner.
Cole Haan
Cole Haan's Stephanie Air Oxford Pumps ($328) go two-for-one when it comes to fall trends -- high-heeled oxfords meet colorblocking. They come with Nike Air technology for added comfort. And maybe, just maybe, that two-for-one aspect will help you justify the price. GET IT:
J. Crew
Mixing the Cashmere rugby-stripe V-neck sweater ($198) with a No. 2 pencil skirt in vintage tweed ($148) is a gutsy look, especially for J. Crew, but we admit it -- we're loving it. GET IT: J. Crew
Urban Outfitters
Raglan sleeves are always a fun look for fall -- reminiscent of school jerseys -- but the Colorblock Chiffon Blouse ($59) by Sparkle & Fade adds in unexpected layers and an atypical fabric for a style that's both girly and sporty. GET IT: Urban Outfitters, online only
Nieman Marcus
If you like your colorblocking on the luxurious side, consider the Colorblock Cashmere Dress ($398) by Magaschoni. Pair it with a bright pair of Hue tights if you're really feeling bold. GET IT:, Tysons Corner or Mazza Gallerie (call for availability).
Throw on a subtle splash of color with the Moche Necklace ($49.95) or the Layers Of The Sea Necklace ($78). GET IT:, 3222 M St. N.W. or Tysons Corner.
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