Q&A: A/W Styling Colour Palette25.10.10
One of the things people frequently comment on regarding my style is the lack of colour. I tend to gravitate towards the same colour palette when I'm not feeling inspired, resulting in neutrals, greys and blacks a lot of the time! However, my favourite seasons are the Autumn and Winter, which means I am much more inspired by colours and prints and different ways of styling outfits (it is so cold that layering is absolutely essential!)
Colour-wise, I think my Autumn wardrobe is inspired by warm toned colours and things that look quite luxurious. I could easily delve into my Fashion Styling knowledge and tell you all the historical influences, but I'll save that for my essay ;) I like rich tones for the Autumn, as they really warm up my complexion. The first outfit is one of the outfits I styled for the Clotheshow Live contest. Got everything crossed that I somehow get through to the next round! I like burgundy colours in the Autumn, especially paired with a deep emeraldy green in this outfit. Also, not forgetting the colour of the season - camel. I'll probably be injecting camel into my outfits through shorts.
For the Winter, I play on what I wear for the Autumn, but like to lean more towards petrol blues, emerald greens, a subtle hint of gold (it's festive 'n all that!) and some creams and pale greys. I also like the Christmas knit/Fairisle trend at the moment! For the Winter, I look to colours that "would look good in the snow"! Not gonna lie, that is my genuine mindset when I shop! I also find that because it is SO cold generally, I wear block dark colours, accessorised with hints of red or pale blue and grey, maybe in a scarf of gloves. Accessorising is such a key to the colder seasons, both for warmth and that "cosy" look, so keeping everything else dark is a good option, meaning you can play up the socks worn over your boots, hats, mittens, etc.
What influences you in your outfit choices and accessorising for the colder seasons? Celebrities, the weather(!!), colours around you?