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The Modern Guide to Color-Blocking

Jul 23rd 2018

Designers around the world commit to the challenge of re-imagining how to style contrasting hues on the runway every year. From yards of structured jacquard in autumn to lengths of fluid silk in the spring and summer, the fashion elite embrace the spectrum year-round with color-blocking. We found that it can be a challenge for newbies to execute, though. “How does one color-block in clever, new ways that are both age-appropriate and effortlessly stylish?” you may ask. We did our homework to see who has the sharpest color-blocking expertise and we discovered that the It-girls on the Italian peninsula are the fashionistas to watch. The underlying secret within their approach to their wardrobes and what makes them so unique is that they have tossed the rule book out of the window and decided that confidence is the key! Anything goes when you're sure of yourself. That sounds simple enough, right?

The best way to ease into the waters of color-blocking is with a statement piece, and we've got just the thing. Coming to you is a new platform shoe from Thierry Rabotin! The Italian footwear designer went all out with Giorgio, a multicolored oxford that elevates your look both literally and figuratively. This ultra-fun oxford is priced at just $495, making for a smart decision for your wallet AND closet. The upper is cut from fine Italian suede and features a lace-up vamp. The shock-absorbent rubber sole supports a chunky heel for all-day comfort. This investment piece will last for years to come with its seamless sacchetto construction and cushioned insole. Choose between a subdued combination of uniform blue, slate gray, and chocolate brown or an eclectic mix of rust orange, electric blue, and wine red. Thierry Rabotin’s Giorgio is truly the complete package with its undeniable chicness and practical wearability!Blend American coolness with the bold energy of Italians for the perfect formula to ensure you pull off one of the biggest repeat trends like a pro. Street style photographers will point their lenses your way when you team up the Giorgio oxford with slouchy mom jeans rolled at the ankles, a chunky sweater, and a belt bag slung across the chest. You’ll look like you just left the city of Genoa in skinny leather moto pants, a turtleneck top, and oversize shield sunglasses to pull it all together for an afternoon spent at the photography museum. Channel the 90’s grunge era when you mix textures with a flowing dress layered coolly over a pair of plaid-patterned pants and stacks of rings in different tones. Play it up or down, you choose!

Get in on all of the color-blocking fun with Thierry Rabotin’s funky Giorgio oxford shoe when you step into either one of our conveniently located stores. Shop the Hanig's curated selection of luxury footwear at the Plaza del Lago store in Wilmette or downtown at our Michigan Avenue and Delaware place location. Enjoy free ground shipping on all orders over $99.90 when you purchase right here from the hanigs.com website!