Summer-Ready Colour Combinations: How to Style for Sunshine
Summer is a time for picnics, beach days, beer gardens and sun loungers - but do you have the perfect wardrobe to go with it?
Time to brush up on your colour theory and start experimenting with these super cute and cool colour combinations you'll be desperate to try this summer.
Navy blue and white
For a classic nautical look that screams just stepped off the yacht, navy and white is for you. Flowy navy trousers or skirt with a crisp white blouse is a perfect smart casual option, or why not try a navy and white striped maxi dress with a cropped white jacket and sandals for the perfect sailor look. Add a straw bag and nautical accessories to take you from the pool to a beach bar in no time.
Turquoise and Yellow
Channel the vibrant energy of summer with a combination of turquoise and yellow. Rock a turquoise skirt with a sunny yellow top or mix and match turquoise accessories with a yellow sundress for a bold and cheerful outfit.
Yellow and Orange
If you're looking to make a bold statement this summer, why not opt for a lively combination of lemon yellow and zesty orange? When styled right the two colours give off gorgous retro seventies vibes. Try a flowy, boho orange maxi skirt with a simple yellow cami, or go for a yellow sundress with orange tights to really bring out those citrus vibes. This striking blend of colors will radiate positivity and instantly uplift your mood. Finish off the look with a pair of white sneakers or sandals for a fresh and playful touch.
Green and pink
Channel the spirit of a tropical paradise with a combination of lush leafy green and vibrant hot pink. Try pairing vibrant green trousers to create the perfect backdrop for a statement piece like a hot pink blouse. Or maybe match a green leaf print top with a pink mini for an outfit that just screams summer. Bonus points if you can add flamingo or pineapple motifs in your accessories. Gold jewellery, a woven straw bag or leaf-shaped earrings complete the exotic summer look - as well as a margarita glass in your hand at all times!
Blue and beige
Nothing captures the essence of summer like the soothing hues of the ocean and warm sand. Blue is often associated with calming, and pairing it with a true neutral gives just the perfect amount of contrast that works effortlessly whether you’re lounging on the beach or headed out to a nice dinner. Pair a gorgeous aquamarine or turquoise sundress with sandy beige accessories (think shoes, bag, hat and belt) for an effortless yet stylish look. Add some delicate gold jewellery to enhance the timeless summery vibes.
Lilac and pink
Though pastels tend to be associated with spring, they make for a great playful, carefree and dreamy summer outfit. Embrace the softness these colours by pairing a pink bottom with a lilac top. Aim for a floaty blouse to really exude a joyful yet calm look that keeps you cool and collected this summer. If you want to add another layer to your look, include elements of baby blue or pastel orange for another pop of colour that brings the whole thing together. Complete the look with dainty silver jewellery and a pair of ballet flats for an enchanting and elegant ensemble.
Blue and red
Not for the faint-hearted, blue and red is a fiery colour combination that will make heads turn wherever you go. Why not try pairing a loud red dress with a blue jacket and shoes, or a red blouse and denim shorts for something more casual. This high-contrast colour scheme creates a visually stunning outfit that demands attention. Add a little black in your accessories to really bring the edge and attitude - chunky boots or a gorgeous bag should do it! Finish the look with a red lip and some metallic accessories to take your style to the next level.
Whether you prefer cool and calming tones or bold and striking contrasts, there's a colour combination to suit every taste and mood. So, embrace the spirit of summer, have fun with your fashion choices, and get ready to turn heads wherever you go!