6 Weird Color Combos That Made Me Want to Ditch My Neutrals for Good

Yusra Siddiqui
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If you knew me in high school and college, then you'd know that I have a very strong love for either wearing all black or one pop of color paired with other neutrals. It's not like I was afraid of bright colors, I still owned bright pink handbags and emerald green coats, but it was the mixing of said colors that I always shied away from. I admired color blocking from afar, but never had the guts to try the fun combinations. After I graduated and started experimenting with my style a little bit more in quarantine, I finally pulled the plug and decided to just go for it, because if not now, then when?

To make things easier for myself I decided to gather a slew of inspiration of fashion girls trying out different combinations that I'm itching to incorporate into my daily dressing, even if they sound a little strange at first. Pairing a bright blue with an even brighter green may sound a little off-putting, but once you give it a shot you'll open up yourself to endless outfit combinations waiting to be worn. See the fashion girl outfits I pulled for inspiration, along with some of my own to show you that If I can do it, you can do it too.

Brown + Celery Green

The richness of the brown pairs well with the subtle brightness of celery green. I have to admit, this was a combination I was hesitant about, but was confident when it all came together.

Shop the Colors:

H&M Sweatshirt ($18)

Simon Miller Alder Wide Crop Pants ($170)

Reformation Isra Two Piece ($248)

Mango Croc-Effect Mini Bag ($30)

Bubblegum Pink + Lime Green

When this color combo came to mind, I couldn't help but think of the green and pink starbursts I used to hoard on Halloween. Seeing it in outfit form looks even better.

Shop the Colors:

Harris Wharf London Pressed Wool Great Coat ($465)

Apede Mod Deco Line Shoulder Bag ($305)

H&M Long Satin Shirt ($30)

Zara Polo Collar Knit Dress ($40)

By Far Mini Bag ($324)

Aqua + Purple

The bright yet cooled tone hues work together like magic.

Shop the Colors:

Urban Outfitters Vintage Aqua Short ($59)

Zara Ribbed Top ($7)

Peixoto Cleo Bikini Top ($70)

Frankies Bikinis Coco Terry Top ($130)

Yellow + Orange

Orange and yellow looks quite beautiful in the sunset, so why not pair them in an outfit? The colors lie next to each other on the color wheel, which is my trick for finding color combos that are sure to go with one another.

Shop the Colors:

Cult Gaia Stella Dress ($358)

House of Want Newbie Baguette ($78)

& Other Stories Cropped Criss Cross Tie Blouse ($89)

BP Jump Cord Cotton Bucket Hat ($15)

Teal + Slime Green

Blue and green are an obvious pairing, but if you turn the hues brighter to an teal and slime shade, they work together even better. I think this is going to have to be my color combo for the summer.

Shop the Colors:

Zara Sleeveless Knit Top ($26)

Simon Miller Blackout Platform ($490)

Paloma Wool Chasis Pant ($168)

Olive + Mauve

I already own green pants and a purple button-up, but I'd never think to pair them together. Clearly, I've been missing out.

Shop the Colors:

Vince Shaped Collar Popover ($325)

BDG Loose Baggy High-Waisted Jean ($69)

Ciao Lucia Ischia Dress ($305)

Paloma Wool Tornado Sandal ($203)

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