Wearing one colour top-to-toe will always look chic, there’s no denying that fact, but there’s joy to be found in adding more tones to your look, and that’s what we’re going to be discussing today Where there are some colours you just know are going to work together, deciding which to combine can be tricky, especially if you’ve found yourself reaching for the same pieces lately. However, with a fresh dose of runway inspiration to shift through from the spring/summer collections, I thought I’d pull out some of the chicest fashion colour combinations designers have backed for 2024, and distill them into a tight, chicest of the chic edit.
Below are the colour pairings that felt the freshest to me, a seasoned fashion editor, and that jumped off the webpage both because, yes, they make an impact but that they’re also widely appealing. Even I, a person who has built their wardrobe upon their love of neutrals, would be tempted to try colour combinations as elegant as the below.
Anchored by a classic colour and a trend-led colour each, these duos don’t just feel current but, with timeless styling, know that there’s potential for them to live on for many, many years to come. So, without further ado, scroll on to see five elegant fashion colour combinations to try in 2024.
Style Notes: What do you get when the season’s two biggest colour trends collide? Ordinarily this could spell disaster but there’s something just so beautiful about this classic red and brown look that Altuzarra gifted us this season. Both are trend-proof in their own right, making them wise fashion investments that go beyond 2024. Together, however, they couldn’t feel more timely.
A red coat will be a longstanding addition in your wardrobe.
Strapless dresses were all over the spring/summer 2024 runways.
This is high up on my wish list.
These trousers are designed to better fit curvy figures.
Style Notes: Okay, so I know that just about any colour works with ivory tones but there’s something so undeniably chic about this cream-and-sky-blue combination. Pale blue was the biggest colour trend on the runways, and one of the easiest ways to add it to your wardrobe is by way of an accessory or jacket.
COS does the best co-ords: this cream style is no exception.
A new gorgeous Bottega Veneta handbag to covet.
The shirt dress gets an elegant update with an asymmetric fastening and draped detail.
This is the exact shade of blue designers used.
Style Notes: When Pantone declared Peach Fuzz as it’s Colour of the Year for 2024, we had our reservations. Yet, the runways provided us with so much inspiration on how to wear it. The look that stands out in my mind? This one from Bottega Veneta. In fact, it might just be the most striking look from all the 2024 collections. This rich-looking oxblood colour is completely transformed by the flash of peach satin. Without a doubt, this is the 2024 colour combination I personally want to wear.
Just when I thought I didn’t need any more coats. Also, what a bargain!
This peach knit sold out at lightening speed. Now, it’s back in stock.
These scream quiet luxury.
You need to see this on the model to truly appreciate its beauty.
Style Notes: Rust tones aren’t just for autumn—they act as an interesting neutral year round, elevating everything from blue denim to this, a pretty pastel green blazer, courtesy of Calcaterra. The combination of the strong orange-brown and delicate tea-green is one of the prettiest I’ve seen, and is worthy of its place in this exclusive edit.
This pale green jacket will go with more than you think.
Trust Vince to create the perfect rust slip.
Such a great wide-leg silhouette.
This Sézane knit is all over Instagram right now.
Style Notes: Beige, taupe, whatever you call it—this delicate natural tone is the ideal canvas for just about any colour going. So why not use it to make even the brightest of bright colours—say yellow?—easier to wear every day. The perfect supporting act to the zingier shade, this combination will tempt even the most minimal dressers to incorporate trending yellow hues into their looks this season.
This looks so high-end.
Wear this mini with knee-high boots and loafers for easy styling.
I never met a Whistles tailored trouser I didn’t like.
Another dream bag to round off our list.