5 Elegant Colour Combinations That Feel So Fresh for 2024

Wearing one colour top-to-toe will always look chic, there's no denying that fact, but there's joy to be found in adding more tones to your look, and that's what we're going to be discussing today Where there are some colours you just know are going to work together, deciding which to combine can be tricky, especially if you've found yourself reaching for the same pieces lately. However, with a fresh dose of runway inspiration to shift through from the spring/summer collections, I thought I'd pull out some of the chicest fashion colour combinations designers have backed for 2024, and distill them into a tight, chicest of the chic edit.

Below are the colour pairings that felt the freshest to me, a seasoned fashion editor, and that jumped off the webpage both because, yes, they make an impact but that they're also widely appealing. Even I, a person who has built their wardrobe upon their love of neutrals, would be tempted to try colour combinations as elegant as the below.

Anchored by a classic colour and a trend-led colour each, these duos don't just feel current but, with timeless styling, know that there's potential for them to live on for many, many years to come. So, without further ado, scroll on to see five elegant fashion colour combinations to try in 2024.

Fashion Colour Combinations to Try in 2024

1. Red + Brown


(Image credit: Courtesy of Altuzarra)

Style Notes: What do you get when the season's two biggest colour trends collide? Ordinarily this could spell disaster but there's something just so beautiful about this classic red and brown look that Altuzarra gifted us this season. Both are trend-proof in their own right, making them wise fashion investments that go beyond 2024. Together, however, they couldn't feel more timely.

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2. Cream + Sky Blue


(Image credit: Courtesy of Carven)

Style Notes: Okay, so I know that just about any colour works with ivory tones but there's something so undeniably chic about this cream-and-sky-blue combination. Pale blue was the biggest colour trend on the runways, and one of the easiest ways to add it to your wardrobe is by way of an accessory or jacket.

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3. Burgundy + Peach


(Image credit: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta)

Style Notes: When Pantone declared Peach Fuzz as it's Colour of the Year for 2024, we had our reservations. Yet, the runways provided us with so much inspiration on how to wear it. The look that stands out in my mind? This one from Bottega Veneta. In fact, it might just be the most striking look from all the 2024 collections. This rich-looking oxblood colour is completely transformed by the flash of peach satin. Without a doubt, this is the 2024 colour combination I personally want to wear.

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4. Tea Green + Rust


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Style Notes: Rust tones aren't just for autumn—they act as an interesting neutral year round, elevating everything from blue denim to this, a pretty pastel green blazer, courtesy of Calcaterra. The combination of the strong orange-brown and delicate tea-green is one of the prettiest I've seen, and is worthy of its place in this exclusive edit.

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5. Yellow + Taupe


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Style Notes: Beige, taupe, whatever you call it—this delicate natural tone is the ideal canvas for just about any colour going. So why not use it to make even the brightest of bright colours—say yellow?—easier to wear every day. The perfect supporting act to the zingier shade, this combination will tempt even the most minimal dressers to incorporate trending yellow hues into their looks this season.

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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.