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Say hello to a zesty colour palette…

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. Words & edit by Charlotte Hope-Shannon

For many, the changing of seasons is about creating a new narrative within their wardrobe. Often, the movement into the colder months calls for cosier knits and muted colour palettes. This year, however, feels different. Neutrals have a new meaning and coffee tones are no longer the reserve of a select few. With brown and orange hues presenting a fresh alternative to our beloved comfort zone, this season offers a chic alternative to black or burgundy. From cinnamon-coloured knits and rust toned dresses to bright orange accessories, brown is the perfect anchor for vibrant orange shades. Say hello to the new hues dominating the pantone hit list! 

Fashion Must Haves

The Statement Coat 

The chicest way to incorporate the zesty tones of the runway into your Autumn wardrobe is to invest in easy layers. Whether it be a classic cool brown trench or a vibrant tangerine, oversized, wool jacket, nothing says hello to the new season like a statement coat. Pair with khaki, greys, and tans for a consistent execution of colour. 

For The Minimalist – Accessories

Minimalism doesn’t have to be lacklustre. Jazz up any muted outfit with a standout bag, a vibrant beaded earring, or a bold coloured lipstick. 

For The Maximalist – Go Big Or Go Home

Colour block your way into the new season with shades of orange contrasting with vibrant pinks and blues. If you’re not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, take transitioning to a new level with pumpkin spice and luminous layers of joy! 

The Separates

Walk confidently with the ease of separates. From knitted co-ords to silky evening wear, separates bring versatility and comfort to autumn styling.

The Knit Dress

Knitwear has reigned supreme over the last year, with lockdown and work from home vibes dominating our schedules. Now that everywhere is opening, it’s no surprise that knitwear has remained popular. Take at-home loungewear to a new outdoor level with a knit dress, the most versatile item for autumn. Dress down with boots and a jumper or spice it up with a heel and a contrasting clutch bag. There’s a reason the knit dress is considered a classic! 

Earth Toned Eveningwear  

Spice up your traditional eveningwear with rust toned slip dresses, bronze metallics or an amber hue suit. Minimalists take note, shades of terracotta may just be the perfect compromise for your autumn evening transformation.

The Perfect Pattern

Feeling bold or unsure how to incorporate fruity shades into your style? Either way, pattern is the cool way to incorporate some warmth of colour. Elevate the classics and throw on a striped cardigan or a checked blazer with a pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt. 

Alternative Textures 

Why not swap out your traditional black leather jacket with a brown alternative or add a pop of colour with a tasselled bag? Texture is key, as we swap light linens for rustic charm. 

Luxury Loungewear

Elevate your loungewear by investing in statement classics. Take the indoors out and layer up your loungewear essentials. Add a crisp white shirt under any standout jumper to instantly brighten or pair your bottoms with a heel for cool-girl sophistication. 



COS Midi Tube Dress |COS Textured Hoop Earrings |BOTTEGA VENETA Cassette Intrecciato-Leather Cross-Body Bag | GANNI Shirred-Bodice Gingham-Seersucker Maxi Dress | MANGO Striped Knit Cardigan | MANGO Leather Strap Sandals | ARKET Double Face Wool Scarf | ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY Beanie Hat | KAREN MILLEN Utility Sleeveless Tie Belted Jacket | GIANVITO ROSSI Chester Leather Chelsea Boots | DAISY JEWELLERY Rope And Chain Drop Earrings 

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