5 Feel-Good Colour Combinations That Will Lift Any Outfit

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can make the biggest difference in our outfits. Wearing a top back to front, for example, can give it an entirely new spin. Similarly, throwing open your wardrobe doors and pairing pieces in different, sometimes clashing, colours can also open up new ensemble options. And that’s exactly what some of our influencer friends have been doing.

We keep seeing Instagram’s noteworthy dressers wearing various colour combinations, and below you’ll find our favourite five pairings. From a classic combination to airy pastels, keep scrolling to see the colour outfit ideas that’ll inspire you to get experimental with your wares.



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Style Notes: Beige and camel tones help to neutralise the vivid pop of bright-pink shades. Although this feels pretty fresh to us, this is a colour pairing Jessie Bush has been confidently wearing for years. 



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Style Notes: Easily the most timeless colour pairing to make our list, shades of rich brown and fresh cream in one look are proving very popular in fashion circles right now. Our favourite look, however, has to be this ensemble from Melissa—so gorgeous. 



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Style Notes: Pastel tones always make a comeback for spring, but never before have they looked as cool as this. Alyssa boldly styles her sage dress with yellow arm candy to create an unexpectedly chic outfit. 



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Style Notes: Purple is one of the year's top colour trends. Although usually divisive, the lilac, heathery hue we're seeing most is easier to wear, especially with blue tones. 



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Style Notes: On paper, this combination really shouldn't work, but on Hanna, it looks impossibly chic. Proof that it pays to play dress-up with your existing wares to discover stylish new looks. 

Next: nine spring outfits to try this week.

Opening Image: Hanna Stefansson

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.