Unexpected color combos to try
It can be easy to fall into wearing the same colors and patterns together repeatedly. Sometimes you’re just not sure what colors work together! Here are some exciting color combinations to help you rework your wardrobe and try some new hues:
Teal and rust
These natural tones can really come together for a great outfit. Try a flowy, knee-length skirt in rust with a teal button-up blouse. Add some nude-colored shoes and a black handbag and you’re set!
Mauve and yellow
Whether you go neon or pastel, the brightness of yellow can really liven up your wardrobe. Wear a white top with a pair of mauve cigarette pants and neon yellow ankle-strap high heels. Or if you’re not sure about neon, try a mauve blazer or jacket with a white shirt and pastel yellow pants.
Peony pink and greige
Never heard of greige? It’s a grayer version of beige. It’s just as versatile but has slightly darker tones than it’s more-heard-of cousin. Peony is a really bright pop of color and brings out the pink tones in greige, which helps to neutralize the intensity of the peony. Try a peony dress with greige shoes or the other way around.
Red and raisin
These colors are found most often in lipsticks and nail polishes. If you can wear them as makeup colors, why not in your clothing? Choose a dark cherry sweater and a raisin skirt to really go bold with your hues. Add sheer gray tights and black shoes for a pulled-together look.
Deep purple and blue
You don’t have to be Oprah to wear shades of purple. These jewel tones can brighten up your outfit. Try a pair of deep purple jeans with classic cowgirl boots in a high-fashion color for a sophisticated look. Wear a blue-colored wool pea coat or cape and you’re sure to get complimented on your exciting outerwear.
It doesn’t have to be Easter or spring for you to try these hues. Baby blue and pastel pink can add a touch of light-heartedness to any outfit. Try a patterned pastel blouse with dark tan or light brown trousers for an office look. Wear pastel heels with a black dress and you’ll bring attention to your legs.
Copper with black and white
For a modern French outfit combine these three colors. Try copper wide-legged trousers with a vertically striped black and white shirt or a white shirt and black blazer. This look is just bold enough for people to notice without wondering what you were thinking when you got dressed this morning.
Coral and emerald green
Coral can be soft or vibrant just like emerald green. Don a pair of emerald green straight-legged corduroys with a light coral top and black or brown pointed-toe heels. Your colleagues will be impressed with your ingenuity.
Eggplant and blue
high-fashion colors can be soft or vibrant just like emerald green. Don a pair of emerald green straight-legged corduroys with a light coral top and black or brown pointed-toe heels. Your colleagues will be impressed with your ingenuity.
If you’re still not convinced to try some new color combinations with your clothing, try them out in little doses as nail color and lipstick or accessories. Make sure you have good lighting when making decisions on colors. Dim light can make a big difference in how you see different shades.