7 Colour Pairings That Will Put a Smile on Your Face This Spring

Joy Montgomery
·3-min read

Earlier this week, Who What Wear's Emma Spedding hosted an 'ask me anything' session on Instagram stories and, more than any other, it was colour trends that came up as the most popular subject for the upcoming season. Perhaps it's because we're all craving a bit of brightness in our lives following the longest January on record (scientifically proven), or simply the fact that brands are offering such a wonderful array of shades in their spring/summer 2021 collections.

For some reason, the fact that I've spent the last 2 months decorating a new flat means that I feel even more attuned to colour combinations that usual, and have enjoyed experimenting with off-beat pairings alongside more classic looks. Sometimes partnering two hues that traditionally 'shouldn't be seen', can be the secret to creating a high-end aesthetic, both in interiors and fashion. Case in point, I've seen so many fashion editors embracing oranges and lilacs this season—not exactly a look you would instinctively put together.

If you're not sure where to start, I've put together a moodboard of outfits and new season buys that all come in stylish and unexpected colour pairings. It's so easy to recreate, and who knows? You might even have one of these looks already sitting your wardrobe. Scroll down to see what I've bookmarked for spring.

Lime green + pink


Arket Textured Wide-Neck Jumper (£69)

Arket Oversized Wool Blend Overshirt (£79)

Asos Design High Waisted Flare Trouser in Lime Green Check (£28)

Staud Millie Recycled-Poplin Maxi Shirt Dress (£290)

Pale blue + cream


H&M Oversized Shirt Jacket (£30)

Cos Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots (£80)

Loewe Embroidered Cotton-Terry Sweatshirt (£495)

Whistles Ultimate Utility Jumpsuit (£127)

Mellow yellow + grey


Monki Sheer sailor collar blouse (£30)

Arket Oversized Alpaca Blend Cardigan (£129)

H&M Tailored Trousers (£35)

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Cotton Sweater (£55)

Lilac + rust orange


Salvatore Ferragamo Cropped Topstitched Suede Jacket (£2030)

& Other Stories Belted Cropped Corduroy Jumpsuit (£95)

Uterque Orange Satin Shirt (£90)

Arket Sheer Merino Wool Roll-Neck (£45)

Linen white + beige


Reiss Willow Cream Button Detail Cashmere Blend Jumper (£155)

COS Wrap Shirt Dress (£69)

Blazé Milano Missy Everynight Cotton-Blend Bouclé Jacket (£1085)

Reiss Emily Oatmeal Slim Fit Tailored Trousers (£125)

Firey red + pale pink


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

AWAKE Mode Slit A-Line Crepe Skirt (£425)

H&M Cotton Boiler Suit (£50)

Lastframe Ichimatsu Check Knitted Tote Bag (£220)

Citrus green + blue


Uterque Overshirt With Snap Buttons (£135)

Asos Design Curve Extreme Dad Blazer in Blue (£33)

& Other Stories Fitted Long Sleeve Top (£27)

New Look Curve Shirred Midi Smock Dress in Blue Check (£33)

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