Wearing all-black has always been a winning fashion decision. It’s chic, foolproof and even Grace Coddington swears by it. Then again, as fashion girls, we have to remind ourselves that it’s not the only color worth wearing. For the current season and the next, saturated brights are going to be a mainstay. You know what the best part is? Surprisingly, you don’t even need to worry about matching. Absolutely anything goes and the tonal permutations are endless. Now, don’t be shy. Go head-to-toe in paint box colors—the fashion world compels you!
Here are some color-scheming theorems you ought to try:
Blue and Red
Ease yourself into the trend by starting out with brightly-hued footwear. Need a color-matching tip? Contrasting primary colors are an absolute win. For this look, Yoyo Cao offsets the coolness of her all-blue ensemble with a pair of fiery red boots.
Red and Pink
Pink and red has got to be the season’s hottest color pairing. This explosive combo will have everyone’s eyes on you, but you can take it easy like Evangelie Smyrniotaki in a cozy pink sweater and a pair of red flared trousers.
Green and Lavender
Leafy shades and cool lavender tones will get you looking picture perfect regardless of the occasion. Here, Irene Kim’s gelato-hued frock and green-striped dress shirt signals haute-casual ease. Cop her look and whip out that prom dress you may have worn only once, and give it a second life by paring it down with a button-down top.
Blue and Orange
Here’s a street style star-approved tip to wear blue and orange: have fun with texture and accessories. For example, an orange cardigan with floral appliqué stands out when worn with a printed blue skirt. Leandra Medine finishes the look with a similarly-hued color combo: blue furry slippers and tangerine-tinted sunnies. The quirkier, the better!
Green and Blue
Reese Blutstein elevates a simple deep green hoodie in one easy step: wear it under a structured, pastel blue blazer. The light-dark contrast of pastels and deep hues make for an enticing color match.
Purple and Yellow
For your next celebration, ace festive dressing and riff on the opulence of yellow faux fur and purple velvet. Why purple and yellow? On the color wheel, purple and yellow are opposites, which makes them complementary—that's why they look so good together.