The Only Color Combinations You Need to Know This Spring
Lovers of color, rejoice—spring is almost here. The best part about clothing in the spring is how enthusiastically embraced the vibrant hues are. Gone are the starker dark options favored in winter, replaced instead by candy-colored pastels and shimmering neutrals. With so many colors buzzing at your fingertips, you may be wondering how to best mix and match such seemingly opposite hues, so to help you get started, we turned to street style experts for a little inspiration—and they didn't disappoint.
Keep reading for five color combinations for clothing we love and to see how you can incorporate them into your own wardrobe.
Chartreuse + Gray + Powder Blue
Designer Yoyo Cao let a single item speak for itself with this vibrant ostrich-skin coat. Slipped underneath was a casual gray tee and light-wash blue denim, offering just enough contrast with the coat without competing for attention. Take a page from Cao's style guide by investing in a single bright attention-grabber that you can pair with casual neutrals.
Dusty Pink + White + Camel
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Like Cao, Caroline Issa of Tank Magazine proved that sometimes all you need is one standout color. Here she paired a dusty-pink coat with accessories in a neutral tone. Pink and camel added a spring feel to this outfit without overpowering it and added a little lift to this otherwise monochrome combo. White denim is also a must for any spring wardrobe.
Light Blue + Spring Green + Emerald
Diletta Bonaiuti of LuisaViaRoma demonstrated one of the best ways to incorporate a mix of color into your spring wardrobe: patterns. Her patterned dress combined spring green, light pink, and a hint of light blue that echoed in the shade of her turtleneck. Contrasting with the light green of the dress was her patent emerald-green boots, bringing a darker dimension to this mostly pastel palette.
Olive Green + Periwinkle Blue + Cobalt
InStyle Germany's fashion director, Jan-Michael Quammie, showed up to Milan Men's F/W 17 in shades of blue, proving that the best color combinations don't have to be opposites. Here she mixed a periwinkle blue tracksuit by Kith with a Jil Sander bag in a brighter cobalt. Balancing out these bright shades was a neutral olive trench coat by Burberry.
Red + Pink + Navy
Like Quammie's mix of blues, DJ and actress Chelsea Leyland utilized similar hues with a pink turtleneck and red leather skirt—a popular color combination this season among street style mavens. A navy bomber jacket, gray socks, and green Prada platforms ($825) allowed the skirt to take centerstage in this look.
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