My favorite color pairings for this sesaon.


What I really like about spring is that people are wearing more color. Not that I dislike a great ensemble of neutrals, and I’m definitely a big fan of checked pieces in muted tones (especially in fall), but I strongly believe that what you see influences your mood – and seeing colorful clothes on sunny streets just trumps grey on grey.

But despite the fact that nowadays, even the strangest color combos have become cool pairings (like pink and orange, love!), there are some combinations I always steer clear of. The one I feel strongest about is black with brown. While lighter tones like beige work really well with black, I just don’t like to pair black with anything darker than cognac. If I do wear brown (actually I seldomly do), I like to pair it with stronger colors like red. In my view, red and pink don’t really work with black (unless you’re going for a Moulin Rouge vibe) – so when I go for classic cherry red, I personally like to match it with navy or nude.


Bright colors get an elegant touch when matched with neutrals. Think yellow – when worn with black, it reminds me of a bee or a race girl outfit à la Kill Bill. Not really a picture of elegance. But with neutrals, it instantly gets a softer, more understated touch.

Jacket: Closed // Blouse: & other stories // Pants: Vince (on sale now) // Booties: Stuart Weitzman // Bag: Céline // Sunglasses: Le Specs

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Again, I don’t really like matching reds and pinks (especially brighter tones) with black. Instead, I prefer to combine them with navy blue for less of a harsh contrast. I know it’s a classic, but I do love the timeless combination of blue, red and white during this time of year. Add some fuchsia to the cherry, and you’ll have a new twist to it.

Blazer: & other stories // Top: Claudie Pierlot // Jeans: Zara // Booties: & other stories // Bag: Valentino // Sunglasses: Céline

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A color I do love to match with black is a soft, blush pink. The color black offers a sophisticated contrast to the girliness of the blush pink (or any pastel color, for that matter), so it’s a pairing I often wear to the office.

Blazer: Claudie Pierlot (I’m linking this season’s style with the same color & material) // Blouse: Club Monaco (similar)

Pants: & other stories // Heels: Uterque (very similar with thick heel here) // Bag: Fendi

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Thanks for stopping by! Any other fun color combination to try this spring? Comment below! xx

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