Outfit: How To Add Color Blocking To Your Work Style


Spruce up your work style this winter by adding a little color blocking to your look. If you haven’t ventured into this trend yet, no better time than the present. Shot before the holidays, I styled Vee Travels blog model James to show you how effortlessly it can be done.

I love accessories, no question about that, and when I saw this Coach commuter bag I knew it was perfect this service-y post for guys who haven’t color blocked yet. Using the typical khaki slacks and a striped button down shirt look, I used the color scheme of the bag to add on the rest of the look.


Maroon, charcoal grey and gold hardware make up the commuter bag’s color scheme, and a Club Monaco sweater with a similar maroon and grey was perfect to match to the bag. It’s safer to go this route when starting to add color blocking to one’s style, but you don’t always have to match the color blocked accessory or garment—just don’t go too overboard.


Continuing to match the color scheme, a charcoal grey topcoat from Ralph Lauren, with a down interior for extra warmth.


Finally the shoes. As we have the upper body pretty subdued, we get a little adventurous with the footwear. Two-toned, mixed leather shoes make a strong impact when paired with solid khakis, but do not over power the overall outfit and the color blocked bag.



Coat: Tommy Hilfiger Wool Topcoat (similar)
Sweater: Club Monaco Crew Sweater (similar)
Shirt: J.Crew Striped Button Down
Pants: Levi’s 513 Straight Leg Pants
Tie: Hermes Slik Tie (vintage)
Footwear: Polo Ralph Lauren Lars Saddle Lace Up (dark brown option)
Bag: Coach Legacy Utility Flap Colorblock Commuter

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About Andrew Villagomez

Andrew Villagomez is a lifestyle journalist, style photographer and owner of VeeTravels.com. He contributes to publications such as Details.com, Out Magazine, Logo TV's NewNowNext.com, Passport Magazine, Latina.com, Thrillist.com and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @VeeTravels

Posted on January 5, 2014, in Fashion, Outfit and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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