These 6 Colours Are the Key to an Expensive-Looking Spring Wardrobe

From street style to the runway and, of course, Pantone's predictions, when it comes to colour, there are plenty of indicators to help us understand which shades will be prominent for spring. Peach Fuzz was crowned Pantone's colour of the year and is gaining popularity for spring/summer 2024

On the runway, minimalist ivory was featured heavily at luxury brands including The Row, Valentino and JW Anderson, while sunset orange was a key colourway at Prada and Jacquemus. Additionally, shades of sage green and tangerine orange are already being worn by several of our favourite influencers.

Thankfully, the one thing each of these colours has in common is that they all look extremely high-end and can be worn as a statement shade to create an expensive-looking spring outfit. We definitely know we'll be wearing these for the next few months. 

Keep scrolling to shop the six classic spring colours we're investing in for a luxury-looking wardrobe.

6 CLASSIC SPRING COLOURS TO TRY THIS YEAR

1. OCHRE

@sasha.mei wears a butter yellow dress

(Image credit: @sasha.mei)

Style Notes: Yellow clothes and accessories always make a comeback in the warmer months, but it’s a hard shade to get right. Often, it can look too twee, and other times too garish. Pale, buttery yellow, however, is the perfect chic balance. 

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2. OLIVE 

Monikh Dale wears a green outfit

(Image credit: @monikh)

Style Notes: Vivid green might be one of the year’s biggest trends—colour or otherwise—but in terms of classic spring colours, olive is where it’s at. The hue just goes with so many other shades. I’m sure you’ll find it incredibly versatile. 

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3. ECRU

@daniellejinadu wears a cream suit

(Image credit: @daniellejinadu)

Style Notes: What would the warmer months be without a healthy dose of cream in your wardrobe? Less stark than pure-white tones, consider it your first step in transitioning your palette from dark to light. Wear it top to toe to look the epitome of rich and unbothered. 

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4. TOMATO RED

chiarasatelier wears a red linen shirt with a white skirt

(Image credit: @chiarasatelier)

Style Notes: Bright red tones are everywhere I look right now, but don’t worry—this isn’t a fleeting trend. Stick to tomato-like shades, and I promise you’ll pull them out each and every year. 

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5. LIGHT BLUE

@leasy_inparis wears a blue cotton shirt with blue jeans

(Image credit: @leasy_inparis)

Style Notes: Although shades of blue work year-round, I think they look their freshest come spring. In place of cobalt and ultra-bright shades, look to paler tones to elevate your outfits. 

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6. BROWN

@abimarvel wears a brown dress and cardigan

(Image credit: @abimarvel)

Style Notes: Okay, so there's nothing that tethers brown hues to spring—they are a neutral after all—but I think they look their best in the soft sunlight. It's softer than black meaning it goes with every shade you can think of—use the other tones on this list as your starting point.

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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically 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, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning 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 at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.