The 6 Expensive-Looking Colour Combinations You Have to Try

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There's no denying that we love tonal ensembles and that they always look expensive, but that doesn't mean that more adventurous colours can't look equally as premium. The tricky part is knowing hues work together and which just don't. Discovering these Holy Grail colour combinations takes time and lots of trial and error but, if you see it through, you'll reap the sartorial rewards.

Styling different (even unexpected) colours together is the ideal, cost-free way of giving your wardrobe a refresh ahead of the new season. However, should you find yourself too time-poor to do the leg work, fret not, for Instagram's most iconic dressers have done it all for you.

Stepping away from the beige-and-cream palette that largely dominated our wardrobes last year, the platform's biggest style muses have been experimenting with new colour combinations for 2021. So what should you wear with green? What's the perfect match to tangerine? Keep scrolling to discover the unique colour combinations 2021 is pairing together.


Style Notes: Fashion become completely brown obsessed last year, with everything from accessories to outerwear being given the tonal treatment. Give your brown staples a springtime spin with the addition of a bright blue accessory, as championed by Ellie.

Shop the combo:

& Other Stories Open Back Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£95)

Bottega Veneta The Pouch (£1280)

Lvir Faux Leather Straight-Leg Pants (£285)

Dune London Montreal Sandals (£45)


Style Notes: Lilac was one of 2020's biggest colour trends so, if you've already invested in it, then you'll be hear its sticking around for 2021, too. In need of some inspiration, we took to Instagram to find a fun new way to wear it. Turns out, red makes for the perfect, unexpected colour clash.

Shop the combo:

Sea Bailey Broomstick Tiered Linen-Blend Dress (£455)

Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody in Scarlet (£675)

Cos Pleated Midi T-SHIRT Dress (£59)

Arket Pointy Leather Slingbacks (£150)


Style Notes: Timeless, ageless and forever in style, the combination of tan hues alongside true denim blues is a winner. You can go casual or make the idea more work appropriate, but we're enjoying this middle ground exemplified by Amy here.

Shop the combo:

Alice + Olivia Dunn Vegan Leather Blazer (£435)

RE/DONE 70s Stove Pipe Blue Straight-Leg Jeans (£280)

Vince Ribbed Cardigan (£195)

H&M A-Line Denim Skirt (£30)


Style Notes: Fresh and slick, shades of white and green will always go well together. Take note of Anne-Victoire's soft fabrics and textural details—that makes the combination even more romantic for this year.

Shop the combo:

Monki Wrap Blouse - Pistachio - Tops - Monki Ww (£25)

Marques'Almeida Floral-Brocade Recycled Fibre-Blend Trousers (£285)

Three Graces London Clara Cropped Cotton-Poplin Wrap Top (£285)

Weekday Julia Fluid Trousers (£45)


Style Notes: On its own, bright orange shades can be daunting to wear. However, grounded with a classic colour like navy, it becomes instantly easier to assemble a look with.

Shop the combo:

Autograph Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper (£79)

Arket Barrel Leg Trousers (£119)

Dries Van Noten Cropped Knitted Top (£150)

Wiggy Kit Indo Tiered Cotton-Seersucker Skirt (£295)


Style Notes: Beautifully delicate, this elegant colour combination is probably the chicest way to channel pastels we've seen. We love the addition of Karina's snake print shoes, too.

Shop the combo:

& Other Stories Buttoned Patch Pocket Wool Jacket (£120)

Allsaints Ondra 2-In-1 Dress (£199)

Calle De Mar Ribbed Knit Shirt (£345)

Another Tomorrow High-Rise Twill Slim Trousers (£495)

Next up, the key designer bags of 2021.

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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