The colours of autumn

Galway Advertiser, August 16, 2012.

A love of intense colours was seen on the autumn collections. From powerful purple and passionate red to cobalt blue and the return of black, autumn shades are going to revive our wardrobes and make us look forward to the arrival of the new season.

Luxurious and powerful, purple is the colour of the season. A great alternative to black, wear it head to toe from your trousers to accessories and shoes, or pair it with less intense shades such as taupe or black for a safer yet trendy colour combo choice. Try shades of magenta, grape, or violet — choose the one that suits you best. French Connection has this cool amethyst tunic dress that works wonders paired with black biker boots and tights.

An ocean of blues appeared on the catwalks; usually a colour of spring and summer, cobalt blue is the colour to covet this autumn. It works best in an investment piece such as a dress or a coat that will see you through the seasons to come. And there are shades to suit everyone. By day wear it as your power dressing uniform and go for a tailored shift dress and court shoes. This beautiful oversized cobalt blue dress from Standún will make you shine. Pair it with leggings and knee high boots for a relaxed day look.

Red is always a must for autumn winter. Its versatility makes it a fun and sexy colour choice for your everyday casual wardrobe. Coming in various hues from wine to vivid cherry, try wearing a knitted jumper with a black pencil skirt, ankle boots, and thick black tights for an urban chic look.

Black lovers will be glad to see so much black arriving in the shops. Black is back and it has never been so popular. This season it comes in a variety of fabrics, from lace and embroidery to sheer material and leather. Wear it from head to toe or, if black is not your colour, try it with one of autumn’s must-have colours, blue and red.

 

Standun

 

Penneys

Frenc connection

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