In recent years, I’ve become quite strict with the contents of my wardrobe. While it used to house jacquard, tulle, lace and a spectrum of colours, lately it’s become a haven of beige, cream, black and a tight edit of hues such as khaki, red and denim blue.
There are two reasons for this: Firstly, I found my shopping habits were rather frivolous and, instead of investing in timeless additions, I was drowning in statement buys, none of which went together. Secondly, I suffered, what I now see, was a crisis of confidence. Admittedly, as the years have gone on, I’ve been increasingly reluctant to break out of my comfort zone—particularly, with colour.
Which is why I’ve ultimately decided to turn a new leaf by reinstating it into my wares. Finding pieces I love isn’t the trouble, however: it’s knowing out to wear them when I’ve been out of the game for so long. After all, it’s hard to know which colours work together and which ones just don’t until it’s (inevitably) too late, and you’ve already left the house.
The solution? Turn to the experts. From the likes of Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckham to Instagram’s elite, I think I’ve just about managed to track down all the complementary colour outfits going. From the classic pairings you’ll wear day in and day out to the more daring duos to try when you’re feeling particularly fashiony, keep scrolling for all the colour-blocking inspiration you’ll ever need.
Part of the reason Holly’s outfits are always so successful is that she knows which colours suit her complexion. Here, the violet hue offsets her blonde hair perfectly, while the teal shade of her skirt makes her skin tone look glowy.