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Dear Stylemma, I really like the colour-blocking trend but don’t know how to pull it off. Every time I try to work it I end up looking like I got dressed in the dark.

What do you recommend? We know what you’re going through; colour blocking is one of our favourite trends this spring/summer but it can take time and forward planning to pull off. There are two ways to nail this trend: either stick to strong tones in the same family, like turquoise with navy, fuchsia with dark pink, or else clash contrasting colours. Given your hesitation, we recommend you avoid the latter and try instead to create a strong and harmonious look. Zara has embraced this trend, the Colourful Tulip Skirt, €27.95, in Paris Green, is high-waisted and would look amazing with Topshop’s Blue Knot Back Pocket Vest, €34. Team with loud accessories such as Topshop’s Berry Suede Ruched Clutch, €49, to make the outfit pop. Send your style dilemmas to stylemma@independent.ie