These 4 Colour Combinations Always Look So Expensive

When it comes to complementary and clashing colours, it can be hard to know which hues work together and which hues just don't. Really, it's down to trial and error (our fashion mantra is to try everything once) and learning from your mistakes. However, should time be of the essence, we're here to help. We've scoured the feeds of our favourite style bloggers to bring you the best colour pairings. Some are a natural fit, but there are also a couple of combinations we didn't think could look so sleek. So what should you wear with khaki? What's the perfect match to lemon yellow? Keep scrolling to discover the chic colour combinations influencers always rely on…

Khaki and Cognac 


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Style Notes: Brown and green needn't be reserved for commandos or hikers. In fact, they actually look incredibly expensive when worn together. Keep your clothing khaki and your accessories cognac (a slightly warmer and richer iteration of brown) for the best results.

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Pale Blue and Lemon


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Style Notes: Usually, wearing pastel on pastel means you're teetering close to the edge of looking like an Easter egg, but not where blue and yellow are concerned. The contrasting blend of warmer and cooler shades makes for a directional yet classic combination.

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Biscuit and cream


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Style Notes: Minimalists have been wearing this tonal pairing for tears, and it's high time you gave it a try if you haven't already. Shades of cream and light camel look effortless together and somehow manage to make even the most casual of ensembles look slick. Add black accessories if you think the outfit needs some definition.

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Rose and Red


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Style Notes: Formally considered a style taboo, wearing red and pink together is now incredibly chic. The trick is to avoid vivid shades and instead opt for dusty or deep tones.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories, and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. 

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.