With the days getting shorter and greyer, we increasingly have to rely on our wardrobes to provide a dopamine hit. Which is why, however tempting it might be to stick to a black-and-white rotation (I'm definitely guilty of this, so no judgement from me), now is the time to explore some fresh, seasonally appropriate colour combinations.
As our favourite influencers know, masterly pairing different colours instantly makes you look like a style pro. Some are classic combinations that come back year after year—brown and white, for example, and black and navy (yes, they really do go together). Mixing complementary beiges is also a brilliant way to pull off the "quiet luxury" aesthetic, and is a great entry point for black-and-white dependents to introduce different tones into their winter dressing.
This season, however, there are some key trending colours that keep popping up on my feed. Top of the list is red, which has quickly gone from the runway to the wardrobes of the fashion set. While any tone will work, a vibrant crimson tone seems to be top of the stylish list. And for those who thrived in the Barbiecore era, you'll be happy to hear that soft pinks are also a popular colour this season.
Whether you're a colour enthusiast or a relative novice, any one of these combinations is sure to inspire a wardrobe refresh. Here are some of the best I've seen.
1. RED + GREY
Style Notes: Red is undoubtedly the trending colour of the season, and Annabel proves that the best way to introduce it into a minimalist's wardrobe is by pairing it with softening grey tones.
2. BLACK + NAVY
Style Notes: I've often been told to never wear black and navy together, but that is seriously bad advice. The best way to pair the two tones is by using black accessories to subtly offset the navy pieces.
3. PINK + GREY
Style Note: Not ready to give up the Barbiecore trend? Create a polished yet effortless look by pairing pink tailored trousers with a grey cable-knit and trainers.
4. BLACK + GREEN
Style Notes: Leather trousers always pop up in the fashion set's winter looks, but pairing it with a vibrant green turtleneck creates such a fresh look.
5. BROWN + WHITE
Style Notes: Nothing screams "quiet luxury" like wearing white in winter, and styling it with a rich brown instead of black creates a really soft, indulgent look.
5. CREAM + OLIVE
Style Notes: Slip skirts always look stylish, and this olive version looks extra sophisticated when paired with a boucle jumper.
7. BEIGE + BEIGE
Style Notes: One of the simplest and most effective colour combinations is contrasting light and dark beige tones. Effortlessly chic.