The coolest fashion trends often seem like the most challenging to pull off, which can be said for this season’s color-mixing craze that has been witnessed on both the fall runways (from Balenciaga to Calvin Klein) and the street-style set. Involving a combination of solid, bold hues—sunshine yellow, hot pink, fire-engine red and bright green, to name a few—the result is a head-turning, modern look that’s brilliant and unexpected for fall. However, figuring out which colors to pair can be tricky. To help you out, we’ve created three chic formulas to follow so you can nail the fashion-forward ensemble like a pro. Ahead, our tips for ditching muted, dark colors for vibrant ones.
Blue + Green
Blue and green pair well together, as they're both cool-toned. Try a blue turtleneck with a wide-leg green trouser plus black and white accessories.
Pink + Red
Go for this popular feminine color combo via a hot pink dress and red booties. Throw on statement earrings and a velvet clutch rendered in a lighter pink hue.
Purple + Yellow
A surprising pairing that works, the sunny shade against the darker violet is interesting and fresh when worn with denim, pumps and a printed bag.