5 Surprising Color Combos You Never Thought You Could Wear

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Ruby and Fuchsia

The clothes: So long as each shade is truly a jewel tone, this pairing should work every time; when in doubt, look for pieces in luxury materials, ... more 
Photo by: courtesy of the retailers
Ruby and Fuchsia

The clothes: So long as each shade is truly a jewel tone, this pairing should work every time; when in doubt, look for pieces in luxury materials, like silk or velvet. Since the colors are already quite regal, fancy fabric will enhance the effect.

The accessories: I like the way black that makes the crimson/purple combo a little more causal, but any sort of metallic will also work--especially for black-tie occasions. Tans, creams and "nature-y" hues in general, however, should be avoided.
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Wed, Apr 17, 2013 11:28 AM EDT
by Alison Syrett Cleary




When you stop thinking in black and white (and tan and cream, and red and navy), your outfit options will triple--and so will the compliments you receive daily.



Discover five new ways to expand your hue-mixing horizons now, in this slideshow.




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