The New Colour Combinations We're Trialling for Spring

When it comes to complementary and clashing colours, 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. However, should you find yourself too time-poor to do the leg work, fret not, for Instagram's most prolific 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 are instead opting for bold, bright hues reminiscent of those found on the 2020 runways. So what should you wear with green? What's the perfect match to lemon yellow? Keep scrolling to discover the new colour combinations 2020 is pairing together.



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Bright fuchsia tones look their most expensive when worn with rich camel hues, as seen on Ada. Choose one pink piece and built the rest of your outfit around it using the neutral tone. 



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It might be reminiscent of a B&M storefront, but on Hanna, blue and orange look as chic as can be when worn together. 



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Countless influencers are putting green and purple together to unexpectedly chic avail. One of the easiest (read: less daunting) ways to wear it is by opting for lilac in lieu of deeper purple tones. 


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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’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.