Fashion Guest posts | September 20th 2018

The Autumn ’18 Colour Palette | Sophia Rosemary

Autumn fashion is well and truly in full swing and now that London Fashion Week has passed, we’re definitely all feeling inspired by new season street style. While prints and textures are super exciting, you can’t forget the basics: colour. We caught up with Manchester fashion and lifestyle blogger Sophia Rosemary to find out what her key colour palettes are for this season.

“We are officially treading in autumn territory and as we move full steam ahead through September you can feel the change of season in the air as mornings become more fresh and evenings arrive that little bit earlier. Personally I feel like I’m embracing the turn in season with open arms! We’ve had such amazing weather the past few months and for once I’ve actually put my summer wardrobe to good use, it’s kind of nice to have a change.

Admittedly autumn is in fact my favourite season of all! I just love the long nights, cosy evenings indoors and brisk walks, but mostly I love the colours. It’s my perfect season for styling because there’s just so much scope and with the help of CollectPlus collection service I’ve had few key pieces sent to me in colours I think we should all be incorporating into our autumn wardrobes. So let’s talk colour and how to style them.

Think Pink

I feel like this Autumn the usual trends have returned but with a new and improved spin. We’re seeing all the usual suspects in the colour stakes arriving on the high street such as burgundy, forest green and of course brown! These are some of my favourite colours for styling and where I’m happy to welcome them back into my wardrobe we’re also seeing some new and very refreshing colour additions. On of my top colours for this season  is one which carried me through summer and has now worked it’s way nicely into autumn too… pink!

Now ordinarily we think of pink as a more spring appropriate tone however it also makes the perfect colour for autumn and is oh so ideal for freshening up your outfits. I love teaming blush pinks with more traditional autumnal hues as a real colour pop! In this post I’ve styled a beautiful and bright baby pink with a more subdued burgundy stripe blouse from Glamorous at ASOS (£26) to give a perfect balance of traditional dressing. What’s more I’ve opted for a pink cord with this Max & Co pinafore (£165) as cord is up there as a staple fabric over the autumn months and helps to give my overall love a more seasonal feel.

Another great pairing with pink is forest green. Ordinarily we tend to style deep greens with complimenting tones such as rusts, burgundies or browns, and this is a recipe we know works! But this year we’re all about changing things up with green and pink as the perfect combination for colour blocking and clashing. I absolutely adore these green cord trousers from ASOS (£35) and think they are the perfect investment for this Autumn! Not only can I give them a little style twist by teaming them with a pink knit like this Whistles at ASOS number (£139) BUT they also go perfectly with more traditional tones such as this cream River Island at ASOS jumper too (£36). The options are endless.

Baby Blues

Another new additional to our autumn colour palette is baby blue! Much like pink, blue is one of those tones we normally associate with spring and admittedly it’s vibrancy does seem a little more summer appropriate however it also makes the perfect tone for styling throughout autumn too as decided by me! I love teaming blues with brown cord for a real seventies, retro feel to my wardrobe.

One item high on my wish list at the moment is this very chunky jumper in cornflower blue! Not only is it an ideal investment for lazy days teamed with jeans but styled with this brown cord New Look skirt (£17.99) you have yourself the perfect Wes Anderson inspired outfit. Mid century retro is such a huge look this autumn and for me adding a little blue into your wardrobe is one of the easiest way to achieve this!

Mr Mustard

One of my favourite colours for autumn and one we see appear year after year is mustard! This is another colour which works wonders at creating a super retro look but more importantly mustard is the ideal shade for timeless autumn styling. It’s up there with forest green, burgundy and dark brown is a classic seasonal colour, the only difference being that this shade is super vibrant and ideal for creating a real brightness to your winter wardrobe.

I think historically mustard has a bit of a reputation for being a difficult colour to style and that’s just not the case at all! It’s ridiculously versatile and easily incorporated into any autumn outfit, so much so it’s often my colour of choice for outwear. I’m particularly loving blazers as a great layering item for that ultimate “When Harry Met Sally” aesthetic and this mustard ASOS blazer (£48) manages to tick all the boxes in one fell swoop! Simply team your blazer with a cable knit jumper and your comfiest jeans for a vibrant yet oh so classic look.

I think the main point to remember with autumn is it’s definitely a the season to be as experimental as you like with your colours. Mix and match, swap around or tone together, the possibilities with autumn colours are endless and with CollectPlus you have the ability to easily buy an array of items online to try at home! Simply pick a collection point convenient for you and grab them when you can. Plus if you’ve experimented with a variety of colour and you’re still not 100% sold, you can easily return items using the exact same collection point. Have a little fun this autumn with your colours and your shopping.

Sophia x

September 20th 2018 - by @CollectPlus