6 Colourful Pairings That Will See You Through Summer

Considering I went to a school where the uniform was vibrant purple and gold, I'd like to think I have quite a lot of experience when it comes to wearing a bold colour. Though the truth is more often than not, you'd likely find me in a combination of black, white, grey or denim, particularly in the colder months.

With summer approaching, I'm making it my priority to start wearing those neglected pieces in my wardrobe again, that not only provide a pop of bright colour but also manage to act mood-boosting colour therapy.

You don't have to look too far to find some colourful inspiration online, as many members of the fashion set have already started transitioning their wardrobes for the summer months creating a rainbow of cheerful hues across our feeds. Whether it be Monikh in a combination of striking orange and soothing cream or Ellie of Slip Into Style in a bright pink and aqua look, influencers everywhere are piecing together unexpected colour combinations that we can't wait to copy.

So while old wives tales may state that blue and green should never be worn together, we think this summer it's all about pairing whatever individual colour combination you feel is right. Keep scrolling below for six ideas on summer colour pairings to get you started.


Orange + Cream
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Style Notes: There are few things that denote summer quite like the colour orange. Whether it reminds you of delicious summer fruits or picturesque sunsets, the hue is perfect for the season. Pair with shades of cream or beige for an elevated summer look. 


Lilac + Denim
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Style Notes: Pastel purple has been on our radar a lot lately. From & Other Stories' lilac knits to Monki's shrunken tops, it's clear the colour is having a moment. This summer, we'll be keeping it simple and pairing purple with faded blue denim. 


Sorbet Shades
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Style Notes: Cotton candy colours or sorbet shades have a tendency to shine in the summertime. Pair just about any pastel hue with another and you'll have yourself a sunny, summer-ready look. 


Pale Blue + White
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Style Notes: There's something undeniably summery about a pale blue and white colour combination. Perhaps the fact it mirrors the colours seen in the sky or on the beach? Either way, it's simple yet effective and a foolproof combination that will see you through the season to come. 


Soft Yellow + Khaki
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Style Notes: Balance out soft yellow by pairing the summer shade alongside muted tones of beige, khaki and tan. It's an instant way to elevate an outfit. 


Bright Pink + Aqua
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Style Notes: This bright pairing is not for the faint-hearted. Sure to turn heads, pink and blue make an eye-catching combination that will feel modern and contemporary for the summer months ahead. 

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