Go colour mad for autumn

Published on: August 10, 2013

Colour plays such an important part of our wardrobes. It affects our mood, how people see us and how confident we feel about our style. Introducing a little colour in simple ways to your look is much simpler than going out and buying a whole new autumn wardrobe.

Just don’t get hung up on thinking colour is all about clothes. It’s not! Colour can be introduced in so many ways. Think nail varnish, statement necklaces, lip colour, shoes and handbags all of which add that instant va va voom to a look. Lots of women saw to me that they find it difficult to know what colours go together. The rule of thumb is simple. Stick to colours of the same tone. Brights with brights. Soft with soft and so on. You are always better to go for contrasting colours of the same tone rather than trying to find a perfect match. For example coral and turquoise work great together and they are both bright and vibrant colours. Pink and orange even work together once they are both bright shades!

When it comes to styling your look using more colour, always think in threes. Your outfit should always include three colours! For example a tan skirt, coral top and turquoise bag or a simple black wrap dress, red heels and an emerald green necklace. It is always that third colour that really ‘styles’ a look and adds that creative flair. Try these simple tips out with your autumn wardrobe! Here are some shopping recommendations: Penney’s is great for accessories especially their limited edition collection, which less people will have. Use the sales to pick up colours that are outside your comfort zone. That way they don’t cost the earth and you don’t have the guilt factor if you don’t end up wearing a lot. Finally, swap accessories with your friends. You find your friend always likes your accessories and you always like hers! Why not swap some pieces for a time?

Hobbs cable knit jumper €85, shirt €120, trousers €145

Hobbs cable knit jumper €85, shirt €120, trousers €145

 

House of Fraser - Jacket Mary Portas €220, Cardi €65 Dickins and Jones, Trousers €145 Marella, Clutch €99 Love Moschino

House of Fraser – Jacket Mary Portas €220, Cardi €65 Dickins and Jones, Trousers €145 Marella, Clutch €99 Love Moschino

 

All in Marks and Spencers from October

All in Marks and Spencers from October

 Julie x

 

 

 

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