We’re seeing some definite autumnal signs and can’t help feeling that bubbling excitement at the prospect of a new season, new clothes, different things to do and the beauty of the most colourful season of the year. This week, we’ve taken a closer look at Autumn and it’s colours, textures and accessories and, it’s safe to say, we’re already just a little bit in love… This year, the gorgeous Autumn staples of oranges, browns and rich creams are here again but there’s also an injection of extra warmth with pastel and bright pinks, striking statement reds, and the ever-popular metallic and prints which provide a real showy edge to our wardrobes. Talking of print, this year is seeing some real beauties in the shops, including zebra, leopard, python and cheetah.
Colour AnalysisColours become attractive to us for many reasons. Sometimes they simply grab our attention, sometimes we know what works well with our hair or skin colouring. Personal shoppers often suggest having ‘colour analysis’ to better understand what shades work best for us. There’s no doubt, our brains are attracted to certain colours for different reasons and Autumn is one of the best seasons to find a real range of hues. Orange is the colour of optimism and social communication. It’s considered an optimistic colour which brings to mind feelings of energy and warmth. The perfect descriptor for an energetic walk in the leaves followed by a chat over hot chocolate! Browns are seen as friendly, down-to-earth colours, which convey feelings of comfort, strength and reliability. Rich, chocolatey throws and soft cushions help us chill without the cold. Gold colours signify luxury and abundance and evoke feelings of extravagance, value and quality, and, of course, party wear. What better time of year to throw caution to the wind and bring the bling.
Fall feels goodAutumn has to be known for textures, with layers the order of the day. From bracing woodland walks to fireside chats, layering is the ideal way to experiment with a host of colours and patterns and, of course, cope with whatever the weather brings. There’s still the chance to bring fun patterns into the mix as florals move from ditsy to decadent, with dark, dramatic backgrounds bringing in a seasonal twist. It’s a great time to be shopping for those winter knits, with hats, scarves and gloves starting to appear in the shops now. Vogue’s Ultimate Hat Guide shows everything from caps to balaclavas and snoods being hot for 2018, and, back on the high street, there’s no shortage of style mash-ups to choose from.
Fireside glowDon’t forget to relax in style as well with beautifully soft, cosy socks and sumptuous throws and blankets to continue the layering theme that’s so hot for 2018. Get yourself a warming scented candle and an oversized mug of hot chocolate and you’re good to go…even if it is only as far as your sofa!
Shopping insider at The Pavilions
Cream teddy coat - £39.99
Tan leopard boots - £39.99
Vanilla & tonka bean candle - £4
Grey check duster jacket - £21.99