The Colour Combination That Elevates Your Look Instantly

We've clocked that soft pink is the colour to invest in for S/S 16, but we're impatient and want to work it into our winter wardrobe fast! Cue, Maria Dueñas Jacobs who hit the FROW at Paris Fashion Week in a pitch-perfect combination that we'll be fast-tracking into our outfit rotations.

With our attention turned to pastel pink worn with a hint of city-ready black, we noticed these two complementary hues were carefully and thoughtfully laced into the most striking designer collections, from Simone Rocha's float-away dress to Alexander McQueen's decadent regalia. Not only are these two colours highly wearable right now, they'll also work brilliantly in spring—simply adjust the ratio of the colours to suit the season (dark nights call for darker pieces peppered with soft accessories, etc.). Here's how to capture this laid-back luxe look for your daytime wardrobe; it'll instantly inject a subtle dose of chic into your outfit hit-list.

Scroll down to decode the look on the catwalk and on the streets, and then shop carbon black and blush pieces to blend the trend into your wardrobe!

Simone Rocha S/S16


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Céline S/S16


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Alexander McQueen S/S16


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A Love Is Blind

On Maria Dueñas Jacobs: Valentino boots.

Style Notes: A longline tunic in blush pink will look effortlessly elegant when paired with cigarette trousers and statement ankle boots. This combination oozes zero effort but will earn style points. As winter moves into spring, increase the ratio of pink in this look for a more breezy vibe.

Style Notes: A three-quarter length coat in carbon black will make sheer trousers and feminine pieces ultra wearable during the day.


Style du Monde

Style Notes: Susie Lau dials down her look-at-me dress with a black leather bag and versatile cropped trousers. Note–this look isn't for fashion's fainthearted! Come spring, swap the boots for sandals.


Do you think this colour combination works well? Let us know in the comments below!