Even in a year as divisive as 2020, when we are questioning the pace and shelf life of fashion, what we wear, in particular the colours we wear, still has the power to uplift and transform our mood.
Say goodbye to sunny yellows and zesty neons and make way for a new palette. These are the colours to wear this AW20, whether you’re doing head-to-toe dressing in one shade, or colour blocking with existing pieces in your wardrobe.
Rust for autumn is hardly unexpected- it’s the colour of falling leaves, freshly roasted chestnuts and pumpkin spice after all. Make your slip dress work harder by day by layering over a thin cream polo knit.
Pair with: Asceno The Bordeaux Slip Dress, £395.
Rust for autumn is hardly unexpected- it’s the colour of falling leaves, freshly roasted chestnuts and pumpkin spice after all
Brown very much may be the new black, the colour of both the bourgeois and 70s revival trends. If you’re wearing the colour head-to-toe, create texture by mixing materials such as suede and leather.
Pair with: Joseph Shearling Coat, £2,195
As we approach party season, a molten metallic is the chicer older sister of the sequin, equally as shimmery and very Studio 54.
Pair with: Artclub cotton and lamé skirt, £375
As we approach party season, a molten metallic is the chicer older sister of the sequin.
Is there anything more decadent than winter whites and cream? It takes a brave patron to keep pristine all day, but the effect is perennially chic.
Pair with: House of Sunny cardigan, £79
Not for the fainthearted, pillarbox red is unapologetically bold and just what 2020 needs. Nothing says she’s arrived, quite like this shade this season.
Pair with: Alexander McQueen turtleneck sweater, £890
The unexpected hit of AW20 is soft pastel lilac. More commonly worn during the summer season with sunkissed skin, prevent it from being too saccharine by layering with a black base.
Pair with: Self Portrait Lilac Tailored Coat, £500
When stalwart maximalists Dolce & Gabbana presented an AW20 collection dominated by artisanal charcoal knits, it was apparent this would be a shade of the season ahead. Layer a coat over a longline knit for maximum style points.
Pair with: ARKET Fitted Wool-Blend Coat £250