I couldn’t be more excited about the colour trends this autumn.
While it’s become custom to stick to dark colours over the winter months, I can’t help but feel that matching our cold and dark surroundings is counterproductive.
While I might be one of the few to embrace colour in winter, I always prefer wearing brighter and more joyful hues when the weather is saying otherwise, simply because it cheers me (and hopefully those around me) up.
This season however, there’s no need to go against the grain because there’s an abundance of mood-boosting highlighter brights to sink your teeth into.
Designers such as Versace, Prada, Molly Goddard, Jill Sander, Nina Ricci, Miu Miu, Stand Studio, Ganni and countless more embraced bold hues for autumn winter.
Fuschia pink is set to pick up where it left off in spring summer, while greens definitely aren’t going anywhere either.
Yellows, on the other hand, are set to get even more vibrant this season, moving away from the mellow shade we’ve been seeing throughout summer.
Bright blue is another addition to our already eye-wateringly bright post-lockdown wardrobes, while purple and red are making an appearance too.
There’s also a selection of more timeless and subtle shades appearing for those who aren’t ready to jump into the rainbow.
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When it comes to choosing colours for AW21, pretty much anything goes as long as it’s bold and bright.
While winter is usually characterised by dark shades to match the cold weather, colourful hues are set to dominate, giving us a welcome dose of dopamine.
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Pink was one of the key colours for SS21, and the trend is set to continue all winter – perhaps even growing bigger than the previous season.
Bright, rich pink will be everywhere. If you’re too nervous to embrace it head-to-toe (seen at Chanel), opt to add pops of pink to a neutral look.
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Another shade on the rise is green, which was present at the Ganni and Stella McCartney shows, and has also been an influencer favourite so far this year.
Apple greens are the clear favourite, but darker hues were spotted at Alberta Feretti too.
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The mellow yellow of SS21 is progressing into acid yellow for Autumn Winter, a colour which borders on lime green.
It’s clear that bright is right, as it was seen at J.W Anderson, Tod’s and Raf Simons.
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If eye-watering brights don’t do it for you, you’ll be glad to know that earthy tones are making a sophisticated appearance this winter.
Chocolate browns, oatmeals, creams and khakis gave us a cosy dose of warmth at Chloé, Fendi and Gabriela Hurst, where they appeared on knits.
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