Sister Style: Go-To Color Combos

Color Combos Elsie LarsonColor Combos Elsie LarsonColor Combos Elsie LarsonColor Combos Elsie LarsonColor Combos Elsie LarsonElsie’s Wearing: Dress/Boohoo (comes in black too!), Over-the-knee boots/Jeffrey Campbell, Bag/Moorea Seal (comes in black too), Necklace/Madewell

Color Combos Elsie Larson Let’s talk color!

I find that my go-to colors cycle every 1-2 years. I will passionately love a color (or combo of colors), and then get tired of it for a while. It’s a cycle.

Last October when we watched Rosemary’s Baby, it launched me into an INSANE inspiration reboot, and at the moment I am obsessing over 1970s colors… even sometimes 1980s… you guys—who AM I?

I love the changes, though. It’s fun to slowly evolve, reinvent and eventually… come around the same circle again!

What about you, Sis?

Emma Chapman Cateye sunnies Emma Chapman Sweaters and tights Emma ChapmanMaybe I should take this time to admit that probably around 70% of my wardrobe is black. I wear SO MUCH BLACK. It’s nuts. And honestly, I tend to incorporate black and white into my home decor choices pretty often too. I think I am drawn to contrast, and also I tend to pick “safer colors” when I’m shopping. Of course that’s not to say I don’t love color, I do! I just think I use it more often as an accent in my clothing.

Also, I will forever love glitter. I don’t care if that makes me basic. GLITTER FOR LIFE!


Sweaters and tights Emma of A Beautiful MessEmma’s Wearing: Sweater/Big Bud Press, Sunnies/Moorea Seal, Purse (similar) and boots/ASOS (similar boots here), Skirt/H&M (similar), Tights/Target (similar here). 

What about you guys? Do you have any favorite color combos you’ve been crushing on lately? xo. Emma + Elsie

Credits // Author: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Janae Hardy. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Yellow and gray are such a combination! Never thought of it before! You two are really rocking everything together!

  • Beautiful stylist photographs . I liked your all photographs . Great thanks for this post here on public .

  • Love your photography work. Your photography will inspire me to be a good photographer. Thanks for sharing your nice work.

  • I’m crushing on light dove gray and copper/rose gold! I’m remodeling my entire living room/dining room/kitchen/bathroom and those are the colors I’m using all throughout!

  • I’ve been wearing a surprising amount of red shades and grey. Faded-looking reds are my fave.
    Emma, I love love love your sweatshirt! I’d say I wear sweatshirts 9 out of 10 days 🙂

  • Great color combo! Gray and yellow looks so fun and pretty!

    Edwige |

  • I do the same thing with colour combos. Lately I’ve been big on blues, with beige/brown to compliment it. Sort of a super de-saturated complimentary colour match!!!

  • I love both of your styles SO much and agree with both colour combo choices. For me, I used to be all over the map when it comes to colourful clothing choices, but lately I’ve toned it down and stuck with neutrals and pops of colour.


  • Elsie. ELSIE. That dress!!!! It’s everything! So pretty! I love it!
    And Emma, I am with you. Glitter is LIFE.

  • Your sweater is so cool Emma! Love your outfit!

  • Cute outfits! I especially love the yellow dress.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • You girls have the cutest style!! Loving that little bit of glitter 😉 There is never a bad time for glitter hahah!


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  • I have been very into the gray-black-blue color scheme lately. Easy and classic. <3

  • Yellows and grays for days!

    Like Emma, I’d say 60-70% of my wardrobe is black. However, I’ve had a big crush on mustard yellow for ages and in the last few years have added it into my wardrobe! I used to *HATE* gray and now I realize that I love it — I just don’t like heathered gray as it reminds me of high school gym clothes. Ha!

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