As I wandered around Toowong Village shopping centre yesterday prepping for my style workshop in the centre, I fell in love, over and over again, with the hottest fashion colours for autumn-winter 2017.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not plan on letting go my life-long love affair with black, it’s just that this season’s colours seem so fresh and abundant.
They seem to be saying, “I know you love wearing your tried and true neutral basics, but why don’t you just live a little and have a little fun with me?”
There is a colour or colour range for everyone. If you look at greens, pinks, blues, yellows and reds, there are offerings across each spectrum. Everything from pastels to muted tones to jewelled colours are available.
This is very good news for those of us who look to mix up their wardrobe each season with a little nod to current trends.
Embracing an on-trend colour or three is the easiest way to take a basics outfit that you might have from last season and make it look modern and fresh.
A new top in a current hue can be all that’s needed to lift a pair of denim jeans to the next level. If you don’t want to dip your toe in too far to a colour trend, opt instead for a scarf or piece of jewellery in that colour.
I’m often asked if I “do” people’s colours. The short answer is no. I don’t believe in rules around fashion. I’m more for you finding change-room confidence when you try something on.
If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll know whether a colour suits you – just by looking at how that colour reflects back on your face.
Another tried and true method in determining what colours are YOUR colours: head into your wardrobe. Check to see if there are one or two accent colours that tend to dominate the line up. If you have multiples in those accent colours, then know that you’re most probably on the money.
Me this season? I’m embracing my feminine side and loving all shades of pink/rose/blush. I’ll always have a soft spot for blue and a deep rose red always gets me super excited.
The hottest fashion colours for autumn-winter 2017
Pantone’s colour of the year, greenery, is certainly getting good airplay on the fashion racks. All shades of “greenery” are available, from the muted khaki through to moss, sage and emerald.
1. Witchery blazer $279.95
2. French connection scarf $49.95
3. Sportscraft necklace $59.99
When this feminine colour includes everything from a nude through to 50 shades of blush (antique rose or musk anyone?), you know you’re in for some special treats this season.
4. Witchery knit $149.95
5. Saba cardigan $149
6. Seed top $149.95
Be still my blue-beating heart. Denim and chambray will always have a place in my wardrobe. As will navy and cobalt but hello, sky blue! You’re looking mighty fine.
7. Uberkate Ring $195
8. Country Road scarf $99.95
9. Witchery blouse $119.95 @ David Jones
It’s not for the faint of heart, poor old yellow. If you can make it work with your skin tone then you are streets ahead in the statement outfit department.
10. Seed scarf $49.95
11. Seed top $119.95
Like a good drop of vino, the reds for autumn-winter 2017 are proving a very good vintage. Whether you want a bright red, a berry or shriaz, there is red for everyone.
12. Witchery top $49.95
13. Saba top $189
So tell me what colours “speak” to you this autumn-winter? What colours will you be adding to your wardrobe?
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The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style program is back to give you a clear style road map for the season ahead (launching on Thursday, March 30).
I feature a lot of mini capsule wardrobes here on the blog throughout the year but my Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style program is designed to be an adaptable wardrobe blueprint for the entire season.
In a nutshell, the autumn-winter 2017, six-week online style program is based on a 30-piece capsule wardrobe that can be adapted for any lifestyle, budget, shape, size or age. I’ll show you how.
You are helped to “shop” your wardrobe for alternatives to my suggestions and I’ll have links to buy for those wanting to mindfully update their wardrobes with a solid plan.
I’m also hands-on in the dedicated Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Facebook group supporting this program, taking you through each day’s outfit suggestions and being there to personally answer your specific style questions.
It’s like having your own personalist stylist on speed dial.
Thank you for creating the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe. I liked how we were able to adapt the suggested pieces to suit what we may already have or find alternatives to suit budgets, lifestyles and tastes. I feel like I have a really great wardrobe for the season where I have so many combinations I can put together. I have loved the Facebook group as I felt really safe posting outfits and it was really lovely to receive such positive comments from those within the group and gain ideas from others. – Leanne
To be first in the know about the launch of the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online program, make sure you’re signed up to the Styling You email list and mark your diaries now.
For a chance to win one of 3 six-week membership spots, head HERE. Entries close TONIGHT at midnight (AEST).