5 "Weird" Color Combinations Fashion People Are Wearing

When it comes to color and print mixing in fashion, we're knee-deep in the "anything goes" era. Fashion people have become quite fearless in this arena, and playing it safe with tried-and-true color combinations is no longer the only way to go. Sure, people still rely on neutrals in their wardrobes, but when you really want to stand out and have some fun with your outfits, wearing off-kilter color combinations is a great way to do so.

While it's true that anything goes when it comes to color these days, it's only natural that some particularly special color pairings become a thing. The five I'm highlighting below have popped up over and over in my feed and among the hundreds of street style photos I look at each season. Sometimes, they're in the form of something as small as a pair of shoes or a bag, and others are in the form of a person's entire outfit. (If you're new to unusual color pairings, accessories are always a great place to start.)

Now that you're ready to get a little experimental with color, scroll for the five trending color combos right now, and shop pieces that'll help you pull them off effortlessly.


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This juicy color combination has been wildly popular for several seasons now. The trend started with kelly green and primary orange, and it's morphed into it being cool to pair any shades of green and orange.

Shop green and orange pieces to wear together:


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Red is everywhere right now, so it's a no-brainer that it would be a part of a couple of color duos on this list. Yellow and red probably wouldn't be the most obvious duo, but the McDonald's-inspired look is definitely a thing.

Shop red and yellow pieces to wear together:


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This pretty combo is ideal for spring. You'll see plenty of floral prints that contain these two colors, but the freshest way to wear them is in the form of solid-colored pieces.

Shop lilac and lime-green pieces to wear together:


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This cheerful combo is a very easy way to stand out in a crowd. If primary colors are your thing, you can't go wrong with something bright and bold like yellow and cobalt.

Shop yellow and cobalt-blue pieces to wear together:


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While I'd advise against wearing red and green around the holidays unless the dress code is festive, pairing them during other times of the year feels cool and fresh. The key here is to wear the colors as accents, and perhaps choose a shade of green that isn't kelly green.

Shop green and red pieces to wear together:

Next up, 5 Colors That Make Your Basic Jeans Look Very 2023

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.