The Unexpected Color Combo I Never Knew My Wardrobe Needed


(Image credit: @himichelleli@emnnita, Sandy Liang, @thatgirlyusra)

Sandy Liang called, and she wants her color palette back. Among all the rich chocolate hues and buttery yellows that have taken over our Instagram feeds and shopping carts ahead of spring, there's one color combination we're head over heels for right now, and not just because Valentine's Day is around the corner. Enter pink and red. This unlikely combination began percolating on the street style scene a few seasons back, and we're just now seeing the color combo gaining traction on the runway and our favorite influencers.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Sandy Liang)

Bold and energetic, pink and red together are commanding the attention of our editors. Don't be daunted by the power duo—simply take a look at these approachable ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe this spring. Then shop the pieces you need to achieve the editor-approved look.


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Hero Items: sleek coats, corsets, statement bags


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Hero Items: Tank tops, sports-core


(Image credit: @thatgirlyusra)

Hero Items: Tights, cardigans, clutches


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Hero Items: Leather pants, mini bags


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Hero Items: Playful knitwear, elevated mules

More pink and red items to shop:

More pink and red items to shop:

Assistant Shopping Editor
Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.

Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)