Everyone knows that black goes with everything. And though black is always in style, sometimes everyone needs a change. But branching out, colour-wise, often leads to the age-old question: what goes with that?

I’ve been asking myself that question more and more lately, as I try to moderate my shopping by constantly re-mixing my existing wardrobe. See, I suffer from an insidious disease I will call “outfit fatigue”. Simply put, I get tired of wearing the same things again and again. Likewise, I get a charge out of wearing new things, even something as insignificant as a pair of earrings. Of course, constantly wearing new things is outside the realm of possibility for mere mortals like me. So I make do by mixing things up. This requires some creativity and outside-the-box thinking, and it’s where colour matching know-how comes in handy.

Here are some of the colour combos I have come to really love in the last few months:

1. Grey

I’ve alluded to this before, and I will say it again: I love grey. Grey is probably just as versatile as black, if not more so. Almost any colour can be matched to grey, provided you find the right shade. A couple of combinations really stand out for me, including:

Orange …

… yellow, pink, lavender, and red.

2. Navy

I’ve also started to appreciate the understated virtues of navy recently. Navy matches well with quite a few colours, though my favourites are:

Turquoise …

… jade green, yellow, white, and red.
3. Pink

Sometimes, every girl wants to wear pink. I’ve been scared away from pink in the past by the old myth that redheads can’t wear pink (not true, by the way) but there’s nothing like it when you’re feeling a little “blah”. Picture Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamond Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – did she seem depressed to you? My favourite matches for pink are:

Brown …

… navy, green (yes, in small doses) … and, of course, red:

Which brings me to my final point: a girl always needs a pair of hot red heels. They go with everything.

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