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Sometimes it's the weather. Sometimes it's a work crisis. Sometimes it's a stuffy nose you've had for two weeks straight. But on these most dreary of days, there is one color combination that's pretty much guaranteed to brighten your mood: pink and red.

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They Balance Each Other Out

Worried you'll look like a walking Valentine's Day card? Fear not! Bold red actually helps to tone down any unwanted Barbie vibes, while sweet pink balances red's inherent sexy factor.

Get the look: Proenza Schouler jacket ($250); Free People top and skirt ($148 for set)

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Mix and Match Pieces You Already Own

Layer a red blouse under a pink dress or a pink sweater over a pair of red pants to create your own version of the trend. The bolder the pattern (like wide stripes or an oversize floral print) the better.

Get the look: Caslon top ($25); See by Chloé dress ($290)

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a Small Pop Will Do

Even if you just add a small hint of one hue and let the other steal the spotlight, this pairing looks über chic and endearingly happy. Now if only the weather would get on board and bring us some sun to compliment these fabulous outfits.

Get the look: Kohl's jacket ($250); P.E. Nation top ($179); Juicy Couture skirt ($148); Furla bag ($328)

RELATED: 9 Color Combinations That Will Never Go Out of Style

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