Every few years, another colour clashing trend comes around, and while some of us embrace it with huge confidence, the rest of us tend to sidle around it slowly, keeping our outfits nice and safe and, at most, ‘neutral with a pop of colour’. Well, it’s 2017 and the trend has cycled round again, but this time we’ve decided to make things simple for you by showing you how to pair clashing colours in a way that makes you look and feel amazing.
The rules of The Clash:
- It is so much easier if you choose colours from within your palette. Clashing doesn’t need to mean going outside your palette. Think of bright fuchsia pink with bold scarlet, or burgundy with delicate duck egg?
- If you want to go outside your palette, keep your outfit down to as few colours as possible, to avoid the clashing colours looking less ‘statement style’ and more ‘got dressed in the dark’.
- Unless you’re being super brave and adding a third clashing colour, keep your accessories/any non-clashing clothes as neutral as possible to avoid detracting from the bold colour statement you are already making. Going for a darker neutral makes those non-focus colours recede, while going light can add even more interest, and give a slightly retro feel.
Our favourite colour clashes