Color-blocking and contrast/multicolored trims:
This is not something I’m usually into; it’s more flashy than my usual style and it can get childish or over the top if you’re not careful. I like these examples, though, and it particularly appeals to me for dressy occasions.
Silk Cotton Dress – adds interest to a basic surplice neck dress
Colourblock Cardigan – what about using a couple different thrift-store sweaters to Frankenstein something like this?
Colourblock Shift – cute and flattering for more figures. It’s a close match to a dress in this spring’s Ottobre Woman pattern magazine.
Paintbox V-neck – 2 colors of contrast trim at the neck and cuffs
Glamorous Heeled Boots – combining the exposed zipper trend with color. Cute or hideous? You be the judge.
Marylebone Coat – yellow buttons on the black; red on the navy. Cute way to update an older coat too.
Rainbow Coat – easy to reproduce with ribbon, maybe on a vintage coat? I would so be buying the charcoal version if I lived somewhere where I actually needed a heavy wool coat on a regular basis.
Textured Empire Top – contrast raw-edged trim at neckline and wrists
Peacock Jacket – interesting layered, raw-edged multicolored trim on collar and pockets. You could create a removable version of this for use with a particular outfit.