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How To Add Colour To Your Autumn Outfits

Tips & Tricks For Making

Your Outfit More Interesting

As you know, my wardrobe is full of warm browns, navy, black, denim and lighter neutrals like cream and off-white. There comes a point however, where even I get a bit sick of the same colour palette over and over again.

I do have some colour favourites (like this pink dress featured in my post on elevating your basics) but on the whole, it’s rare that I’m head to toe in bright colours. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy the occasional splash of colour though.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about sticking to your personal style (if you know what suits you, why change it?) it’s understanding the tricks to use to change your outfits. After all, even the most chic fashion role models in Paris and New York change their look now without compromising on what works for them.

So I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to incorporating pops of colour into your everyday outfits, allowing you to still feel like ‘you’ and without settling on something that doesn’t work.

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**I’m pregnant so items featured in this post are a mixture of main sizing and maternity

How I Infuse Colour Into My Looks
Base Layers

As pictured in this post, one of the easiest ways to inject some colour in to an outfit is with a single base layer. I chose this plain, plum t-shirt as a pared-back option because I’m wearing vinyl leggings and didn’t want to look OTT. I usuallyy think about the rest of my outfit before choosing the base layer, for instance if I’m wearing jeans or plain cigarette pants, I like to be a bit more ambitious with my base texture / style.


Another easy way to inject colour is with shoes, bags and accessories. I’ve recently been investing in greens and reds rather than my usual black and brown and they’ve definitely refreshed my wardrobe. The great thing is with accessories, you normally get more wear out of them too (or so I tell myself when justifying the extra bit of spending on them).

Colour Blocking

If you prefer a neutral head to toe look that’s easy to piece together without much thinking, then try going head to toe in a colourful hue instead. Mixing a coat with a knit, a t-shirt and trousers, boots and accessories within one colour option looks chic and elegant. It’s also surprisingly easy to do. Try these looks…

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Words & styling by Lauren Silvester, photography by Zoe Griffin

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