27 Outfits That Will Inspire You to Wear More Colour


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There's no doubt about it, clothes can impact your mood and make you feel ready for the day ahead, so it's unsurprising many of us wear clothes that make us feel happy. 

The one uplifting styling trick I keep seeing people turn to at the moment is experimenting with playful colour combinations. Zeena Shah, art director and creator of #instarainbowchallenge (in which people wear jolly, vibrant outfits) is an expert in how to wear joyful shades. 

Colour can, however, be intimidating to many, so to give you some ideas for how to wear bolder shades, here are some of our favourite vibrant outfits we've spotted over the past few months.


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Style Notes: These bright-blue trousers are a jolly alternative to jeans and look amazing with bright orange. 


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Style Notes: A colourful buttoned-up shirt looks amazing with denim shorts, and we particularly love the half-tuck. 


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Style Notes: A bright-pink dress is our favourite way to add colour to your wardrobe in 2022. 


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Style Notes: Add a pop of colour to a neutral outfit with a pair of brightly coloured trousers à la Yusra. 


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Style Notes: For a subtler injection of colour, wear a knitted vest over a monochrome outfit. 


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Style Notes: Think that pink and green should never be worn together? This outfit shows that theory is total rubbish. 


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Style Notes: Bright pink is the colour of 2022, and we love how Nina wears it head to toe. 


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Style Notes: If you're stuck for how to style colourful trousers, you can't go wrong with a white shirt. 


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Style Notes: A bright, zesty blazer always looks amazing over a white sundress. 


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Style Notes: Just because you're in your pj's doesn't mean you can't play with colour. This pink Yolke silk set is as punchy as pyjamas get. 


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Style Notes: Perhaps the easiest way to wear colour is to opt for a jolly printed midi dress.


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Style Notes: Accessories are a great way to add colour, and these Arizona Love trekking Velcro sandals will liven up any outfit. 


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Style Notes: Playsuits and co-ords are an easy way to dip your toes into wearing colour, as you don't have to think about what goes with what. 


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Style Notes: When it comes to wearing colour, sometimes it pays to mix up unexpected brights, such as this yellow, purple and blue combo. Now is a time to experiment. 


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Style Notes: If block colours aren't your thing, layer up clashing prints, such as these paint-splattered jeans paired with a floral shirt. 


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Style Notes: We love how Karo styles her Who What Wear collection pink jumpsuit with the lime-green bag and cool white accessories. 


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Style Notes: Lime green is a trending hue, and this silky wrap dress shows that it can look classic too. 


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Style Notes: Bright colours can be a great way to mix things up, and clashing prints take it up a notch. We love how Lucy has mixed florals with animal prints. 


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Style Notes: Mix and match colourful tailored pieces, like this grassy green blazer paired with lime-green shorts. 


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Style Notes: Make a point of fruit-bowl dressing by wearing printed shirts with zesty prints. 


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Style Notes: If you're a jeans-and–T-shirt kind of person, then the simplest way to inject some colour into your at-home outfits is to throw on a rainbow-coloured knit. 


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Style Notes: This is an outfit Harry Styles is a fan of. Wear a Peter Pan collared shirt over a bright knit. 


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Style Notes: Opt for loungewear in cheery colours like this buttercup yellow.


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Style Notes: There really are no rules when it comes to wearing colours in 2022, as it's all about clashes, such as red shoes paired with bright-pink dresses.


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Style Notes: Neons have been popular for several seasons, and this softer green shows that fluoro shades can be surprisingly approachable. 


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Style Notes: One great way to wear colour is to stick to neutrals and add one bright colour with a statement item—such as this tangerine knit.


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Style Notes: When in doubt, stick to one colour head-to-toe. 

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Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2022

Emma Spedding