11 Color Combos You’ve Never Thought Of

Emerald & Slate Gray

This color pairing isn’t too loud, meaning it’s polished enough to wear to the office. Try it with a jewel-tone wrap dress and fur stole.

SHOP NOW: Avon knit dress with self tie, $30, avon.com; Boohoo Tallulah faux fur stole, $24, boohoo.com

Ultramarine & Aqua

Mixing ocean-inspired blues is a classic styling trick, but somehow these brighter hues still feel fresh. Tap into the trend with a shorts-and-sweater combo—just add opaque tights and a coat to keep the look fall-friendly.

SHOP NOW: Iris & Ink cashmere sweater, $168, theoutnet.com; Mango pleated shorts, $50, mango.com

Royal Blue & Pink

Sugary sweet pink looks grown-up when it’s styled with midnight blue. Try a sporty weekend outfit in a casual sweater and sleek, flattering leggings.

SHOP NOW: Joe Fresh merino V-neck sweater, $39, joefresh.com; BCBG oly color-blocked legging, $138, bcbg.com

Cobalt & Fire Orange

Cobalt’s already one of the hottest colors of the year, and a dose of orange livens up the look even more. If you love to turn heads, try this elegant dress and colorful necklace, a nice change from the typical LBD and white pearls.

SHOP NOW: Wallis orange midi dress, $63, wallis.com; Lily Pulitzer hopeless romantic necklace, $88, saksfifthavenue.com

Citron & Flax

Wondering what to wear with your zesty neons come winter? Team a splashy citron piece with a muted brown or beige hue, like this crewneck sweater and furry jacket.

SHOP NOW: H&M faux fur jacket, $30, hm.com; Joe Fresh cashmere crewneck sweater, $79, joefresh.com

Fuchsia & Navy

Paired with navy blue, girlie fuchsia looks modern. Try the cool color combo in the form of a ladylike coat and tote bag.

SHOP NOW: ASOS limited-edition pink mohair coat, $214, asos.com; ASOS leather fringe tote, $133, asos.com

Lime & Jade

If you’re going to try a splashy color pairing like lime and lizard green, opt for classic shapes. A tailored blazer and stovepipe jeans, paired with camel-colored accents, will ensure a sophisticated look.

SHOP NOW: Ted Baker Adele wide-front jacket, $295, tedbaker-london.com; Ted Baker Bambbi skinny baby cord denim, $148, tedbaker-london.com

Terra Cotta & Jade

These rich shades are perfect for autumn. Experiment with this sophisticated pairing by throwing on a chunky cable knit and cross-body bag.

SHOP NOW: Boohoo Aimee chunky cable knit jumper, $40, boohoo.com; C. Wonder leather ram head cross-body saddlebag, $178, cwonder.com

Oranges & Reds

Embrace the brighter end of the color spectrum in punchy red and orange. A festive necklace layered over a cozy sweater offers the perfect mix of laid-back and luxe.

SHOP NOW: Topshop slouchy angora jumper, $150, topshop.com; Adia Kibur stone necklace, $50, shopbop.com

  • Eggplant & Berry

    Pull off two bright, bold colors by choosing solid pieces, like this feminine dress and a pair of pointy-toe pumps.

    SHOP NOW: Karen Millen mesh knit peplum dress, $199, bloomingdales.com; Alice + Olivia Dina suede pumps, $295, shopbop.com

  • Teal & Royal Blue

    You can almost never go wrong by pairing two colors in the same palette, like these shades of blue. Try a teal dress with royal blue pumps for playful appeal.

    SHOP NOW: June Ambrose Jagger snake-embossed & suede pump, $110, hsn.com; Dorothy Perkins teal textured pencil dress, $39, dorothyperkins.com


November 1, 2013. October.

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