While black, white, and navy will always have a special place in our closets (it occupies maybe 80% of our wardrobe), it’s nice to make space for color. When it’s gloomy outside and you're feeling meh, we guarantee that a pop of color via your OOTD will bring you to life, stat! And hey, it’s also what your Instagram feed needs to reap those insta-hearts this summer.
Here are a few fool-proof color combos, approved by your favorite celebrities.
Serenity and Rose Quartz
Champagne bottle clutch, Kate Spade; Pleat Aline Dress with Collar, Lost Pleat at Asos
This 2016, your key to nailing that sweet look is by combining the two Pantone colors of the year. Just remember: it's not pink and blue; it's serenity and rose quartz.
Mustard and Blue
Corduroy pinafore dress, P1295; Cropped shirt, P1595, both from Zara
Pair any shade of blue with mustard instead of bright yellow so you won't end up looking like a minion.
Green and Burgundy
Mini skirt with buttons, P595; three tone top, P1595, both from Zara
Feel the spirit of Christmas all year round by combining green with burgundy instead of red. This is a great way to recycle all those marsala-colored pieces you hoarded last year.
Yellow and Tangerine
Dark yellow sleeveless top, River Island; Sora skirt by Motel for Topshop
Now if you really want to stand out from the crowd, then go for the juicy combo of yellow and tangerine. The citrusy pair is just what you need to tell the world you're ready for summer.
Orange, Pink, and Green
Jersey Top with Puff Sleeves, P599, H&M; Drew mini leather and suede shoulder bag, Chloe at net-a-porter; Keely Midi skirt by Motel, Topshop; Ila Silk Floral Print Platform Sandal in Pink, Kate Spade
If you're feeling a bit daring, go take your newfound love for color with the confident combination of orange, green, and pink. Aside from adding white to the equation, the simple trick to nail the color explosion is to make sure that prints don't clash and that the shades are complementing each other.