The transition from summer to autumn has begun, so now is the time to stock up on autumn/winter 2013-2014’s new and interesting colour palette.
If you’ve not scoured the latest updates from the runway, this season proves to be a shocker. Autumn/winter usually calls upon stereotypical dark hues of plum, black, navy and grey, however this winter will be decidedly bright and optimistic instead.
Zest for life
Designers such as Burberry and Jonathan Saunders showcased various bright shades of orange and yellow for both separates and tailoring. These colours were worn with dove grey and charcoal to show the contrast even more.
On the high street, brands such as Topman, Homme Penn at Urban Outfitters and Levis have picked up on this trend and are already stocking zesty shades to update your wardrobe.
Topman Orange 89 mesh vest £20.00
Homme Penn Tee £22.00
Levis Short Sleeved One Pocket Washed Shirt £70.00
A major side step away from winter’s harsher tones, the pastel shades from spring/summer have trickled into next season effortlessly. Which is good news if you did invest in a tailored pastel suit this summer, as you’ve got yourself more cost per wear.
Hues such as cornflower blue, dusky pink and mint green have all featured on the autumn/winter 13-14 runways, from designers including Richard Nicoll and Hackett. Even Christopher Raeburn re-invented the military style parker in a powder pink for this season – just make sure your girlfriend doesn’t nab it!
A favourite from the high street is Topman’s blue dip dye blazer at £85.00, this piece could be worn with chinos or jeans to make a subtle impact to your look.
For a smart-casual classic pink shirt, Uniqlo stock perfect 100% cotton Oxford, long sleeved shirts for just £14.90.
Team H&M’s pair of mint green chinos (£19.99) with a dark grey v-neck sweater to balance out the colour proportions.