Style & Then Some

Four key colour trends that will see you through to winter

THE fashion month of the year is looming with bumper magazines editions bulking magazine stands or landing with a thud through the letterbox.  September, despite heralding the end of summer, is often intertwined with anticipation as we get that ‘new term’ feeling.

Autumn is definitely fashion’s favourite season and where designers really concentrate their focus.  High summer is full of easy breezy maxi dresses whereas autumn provides more scope for innovative and unusual trends.  Plus, if you live in the UK, autumn/winter clothes inevitably make up most of your wardrobe meaning the boots, coats and knits are easy-to justify investment pieces.  Before rehashing conventional blacks, and greys, see the AW13 colour trends destined for big things this season.  Happy ‘new school coat’ shopping….

Pinks – a surprising autumnal trend, pink is set to offset the traditional tonal colours.  Think dusky or peachy tones for a muted transition from the bright summer corals.

Cara Delevingne Summer  added by Olibia

Emerald Green – as tipped off by our resident pantone expert, Helen Coakley, and seen widely in the pre-fall collections this bright green is tipped as 2013’s colour of the year.  Not a traditionally easy colour to wear, try accenting plain outfits or opting for dark greens or mints for an easier interpretation.

Blair Waldorf added by häschenbrätchen

New Term Uniform – blazers, white shirts and fine knit sweaters are all part of a staple fashion wardrobe.  This season the simple shapes and formal colours make up our very own autumnal uniform.  Kate Moss has been known to find the perfect-fit blazer in the boys’ school section of department stores, whilst ribbed tights, detachable collars and oversized jumpers are effortless wardrobe additions.  Team the tonal hues with flashes of metallic and print to buck the trend.

Alexa Chung added by Jemma Tibbals

Camouflage – not as in the All Saints combat trousers of the 90s but a more grown-up, tailored version in luxe fabrics.  See Topshop Boutique range for inspiration:

Silk Camo Print Shirt Dress By Boutique


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