The 6 Expensive-Looking Colour Combinations You Have to Try

There's no denying that we love tonal ensembles and that they always look expensive, but that doesn't mean that more adventurous colours can't look equally as premium. The tricky part is knowing hues work together and which just don't. Discovering these Holy Grail colour combinations takes time and lots of trial and error but, if you see it through, you'll reap the sartorial rewards. 

Styling different (even unexpected) colours together is the ideal, cost-free way of giving your wardrobe a refresh ahead of the new season. However, should you find yourself too time-poor to do the leg work, fret not, for Instagram's most iconic dressers have done it all for you.

Stepping away from the beige-and-cream palette that largely dominated our wardrobes last year, the platform's biggest style muses have been experimenting with new colour combinations for 2021. So what should you wear with green? What's the perfect match to tangerine? Keep scrolling to discover the unique colour combinations 2021 is pairing together.


Style Notes: Fashion become completely brown obsessed last year, with everything from accessories to outerwear being given the tonal treatment. Give your brown staples a springtime spin with the addition of a bright blue accessory, as championed by Ellie. 

Style Notes: Lilac was one of 2020's biggest colour trends so, if you've already invested in it, then you'll be hear its sticking around for 2021, too. In need of some inspiration, we took to Instagram to find a fun new way to wear it. Turns out, red makes for the perfect, unexpected colour clash. 


Colour combinations 2021: Amy Juliette in a tan blazer and jeans



Style Notes: Timeless, ageless and forever in style, the combination of tan hues alongside true denim blues is a winner. You can go casual or make the idea more work appropriate, but we're enjoying this middle ground exemplified by Amy here.


Colour combinations 2021: Anne Victorie in a sage top and white trousers



Style Notes: Fresh and slick, shades of white and green will always go well together. Take note of Anne-Victoire's soft fabrics and textural details—that makes the combination even more romantic for this year. 

Colour combinations 2021: @monikh wears tangerine and navy



Style Notes: On its own, bright orange shades can be daunting to wear. However, grounded with a classic colour like navy, it becomes instantly easier to assemble a look with.


Style Notes: Beautifully delicate, this elegant colour combination is probably the chicest way to channel pastels we've seen. We love the addition of Karina's snake print shoes, too. 

Next up, the key designer bags of 2021.

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