Baby blue is all grown up for Spring, paired with beige accents, à la Emmy Rossum. It's a color combo that feels fresh and chic for the season ahead, and key pieces play off trends we already love, like a bit of chambray or a pair of boyfriend-style chinos. Even if a baby-blue day dress isn't your thing, you can still channel the pretty blues on a pair of cheerful sunnies just to offset your khakis. Just click the items above to shop the color-coded style.
Chloé's ads never cease to inspire. For Fall it was that insanely chic camel, and for Spring it's all about neutral tones and an uber feminine feel. This ensemble Malgosia Bela is modeling — a sleek turtleneck, soft brown pleated skirt ($2,295), maroon satchel ($58) — is all about the fusion of colors. Maroon makes a strong stance against the neutrals, while the neutrals lend sweet softness to the maroon. It's a symbiotic relationship that's bound to last! Click on the items to buy.
When Gisele kicked up her heels at Sao Paolo Fashion Week, we took note — not just because her supermodel figure draws the eye — but particularly because of her Spring-ready color combo. Her coral mini plays perfectly off of her blue heels, making this one of my new favorite color pairings to try when warmer weather hits. Just click the items above to shop my picks.
Alexander Wang's Pre-Fall collection gave major attitude, but I'm not mad at it. In fact, I'm in love with it. In particular, I'm digging how Wang unapologetically fused two colors that are viewed as arch fashion enemies. Just like black and navy, black and brown is a marriage that can be totally sophisticated. You can also throw in a dark gray piece — like Wang did at the right — to offset the black and brown. I'm definitely jumping on this color combo, are you? Click to shop the pieces above.
Well, color me happy, seems like J.Crew's a fan of the unexpected color combination, too. In fact, this month, the label's Looks We Love is all about inspired, brilliant hues and how they pair pretty with our other favorite colors. It's not necessarily what you'd expect for Winter, but that's why we love it — fuchsia cigarette pants, an olive blazer, and marigold in every shade. Step inside to satisfy your color craving.
We never tire of revamping our wardrobes with color-coded inspiration, so we've spied another Fab combo to try this season. I can't think of a cozier palette than Cameron Diaz's brown and gray, two warm tones to double the appeal of Winter dressing. I'd belt a gray sweater dress ($188) with a wide brown belt, or tote a supple gray suede bag alongside a snugly brown cardi ($170). Any way you style it, this color combo has major staying power.
Sometimes all it takes to make your wardrobe staples fresh is pairing them in a new light — just ask Derek Lam about it. So, for a color combo that'll make you fall in love with your military-hued favorites all over again, just add some navy. It's a styled way to wear the two hues — just mix textures, silhouettes, and fits to make it even more interesting. Try a military-style jacket with a navy body-con mini, an olive tank with silky navy pants ($120, originally $188). Really, the possibilities are endless, and the results are crazy-chic.
In case you haven't noticed, we're a little color combo crazy here at Fab. Our latest obsession? Kate Moss's camel and gray pairing in London recently. What makes this mix so special is that the camel lends maximum chicness, while the gray brings it back down to earth. Some glam, some cool — all fabulous! Click on the items above to shop this hot color combo.
Exciting news! We caught up with designer — and San Francisco native — Derek Lam, when he made a quick stop at Barneys SF for his Spring '11 trunk show. First we talked inspiration, then Derek revealed his love of "the tomboy", and how "the iconography of Clint Eastwood and the West" played into designing his Fall line. Next up, the designer revealed he's getting excited about an upcoming project for his Fall '11 collection, a presentation of lower-priced looks to be sold exclusively on eBay. Look out for that in Spring/Summer 2011. And, since we always love a cool color mash-up here at Fab, we asked Derek for his take on what color combos are fresh, fun, and unexpected. Click through for the colors you should be pairing now!
When done correctly, pale pink and gray can be the perfect mix of sweet and sophisticated. Gray acts as a great base, and a subtle pop of pink adds a fresh, feminine touch. Emma Stone tried this combo recently, and I love how modern and effortless it looks. To steal her look, start with a pair of gray jeans ($70) and add a floaty tee ($67). Or, throw on a relaxed gray sweatshirt ($120) and get your pink fix via a wispy scarf ($210). No matter how you fuse the two, you'll look pretty and put-together.