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Color Clash: 12 Surprising Color Combos to Brighten Up Your Look

Bold color combinations on the Spring 2018 runways at Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Gucci

Bold color combinations on the Spring 2018 runways at Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Gucci; Images: Imaxtree

The winter season brings with it all kinds of wonderful things, like gatherings with friends and family, gifts, time off from work. But it’s also a time of year when our wardrobes can slip into a bit of a rut and, well, fade into neutral. But just because temps are dropping and skies are kind of grayer, it doesn’t mean you can’t inject some cheerful color — or better yet, color combos — into your outfits. In fact, that’s exactly what you should do, at least if the street style set has anything to say about it.

Perhaps it’s all the camera courting, but the insider crowd has a way of putting together standout looks you’ve never thought of before. That includes pairing colors that were previously considered clashing (pink and red) or holiday-centric (red and green) or juvenile (purple and pink). It seems that everywhere we turn these days, some showgoer is decked out in a masterful mix of hues that we want to try out ourselves.

And the runways, of course, have been following suit — or perhaps it’s the other way around. Despite which chicken or egg came first, bold color pairings are still going strong for Spring 2018 with designers from Calvin Klein to Gucci to Oscar de la Renta offering up clashy combos we can totally get behind.

Want to brighten up your life before the winter doldrums set in? Of course you do. Ahead, 12 color combinations you should be putting on your need-to-try list.