The Unexpected Color Combination Everyone Is Wearing Right Now

When it comes to complementary and clashing colors, it can be hard to know which hues work together and which hues just don't. Really, it's down to trial and error (our fashion mantra is to try everything once) and learning from your mistakes. Right now, there's a particular pairing doing the Instagram rounds which, on paper, really shouldn't work, but it somehow does.

Countless influencers are putting together two of this season's top color trends—green and lilac—to unexpectedly chic avail. It appears one of the easiest (read: less daunting) ways to wear it is by opting for pastel iterations of green and purple, which blend together beautifully.

That said, if you're looking to make a true style statement, perhaps you'll be keen to try María Bernad's ultraviolet-and-moss duo. Either way, rest assured you'll look very much on trend. Keep scrolling to see our favorite green-and-lilac outfits, and then shop our edit of the best buys in each hue.

Green and Lilac Outfits: Laura Werner wears a green skirt and purple t-shirt



Emili Sindlev gives the trend a downtime spin by wearing her chic green button-down with a purple bikini.

Green and Lilac Outfits: Maria Bernad wears a pair of green trousers and a lilac shirt



María wholly invests in the look by pairing bright-green trousers with a chic lilac blouse. The addition of tan accessories? Inspired. 

Green and Lilac Outfits: Jessie Bush wears a lilac top and green skirt



Ada Oguntodu turns up the volume on her green skirt–and–purple top combination with bold prints.

Green and Lilac Outfits: Karo Dall



Karoline Dall pairs her purple wrap dress and lilac Havaianas with a neon-green bucket hat. 

Green and Lilac Outfits:  lilac coat and green check dress



Marie Jedig pairs her checked dress with a lilac overcoat and chunky sneakers.

Green and Lilac Outfits: Fanny Ekstrand wears a lilac shirt and green jumper



Nnenna slings a green blazer over her purple trousers for a bold take on the trend.

Next, discover the controversial shoe trend that's suddenly everywhere.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.