Posted on: November 14, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

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. 

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. 

Such a timeless style in a rich, red hue.

Midi skirts are a cold weather must-have, and this style is particularly versatile.

Trench coats really stand the test of time.

Yep, the New Balance dad sneaker really is here to stay.

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.

This is the kind of jumper that just gets better with age (as long as the moths stay away.)

Straight leg jeans can form the foundation of so many different looks.

It’s the coat that just keeps coming back, season after season. 

I’m so thankful that mid-heels are trending.

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.

This looks like it could be a vintage find.

These tailored trousers are a favourite amongst influencers.

Another tempting New Balance option. 

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. 

A longer-sleeve top makes this more winter appropriate.

A great option if you don’t want to splurge on expensive real leather styles.

These Loewe trainers would be the perfect finishing touch for this look.

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.

A wardrobe staple that is made for layering.

How luxe does this look?

H&M has some of the best-priced denim on the high street, and this is no exception.

To really complete the quiet luxury look.

Style Notes: Slip skirts always look stylish, and this olive version looks extra sophisticated when paired with a boucle jumper. 

The iconic British brand is renowned for its slinky styles.

See? A ribbed white tank really does come in handy.

I love the texture of this unusual knit.

Sadly, the Adidas x Wales Bonner collab Sambas that Francesca is wearing are sold out, but these would look equally chic with this outfit.

Style Notes: One of the simplest and most effective colour combinations is contrasting light and dark beige tones. Effortlessly chic. 

This is such a cosy winter colour.

I love the relaxed fit of these tailored trousers.

The brown tone will help warm up the whole outfit.

A classic Chelsea boot will add that polished finish. 

Next up: I Live in Black Jumpers—Here Are 4 Chic Outfits That Keep the Interest Alive

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