March 7th, 2011
London was another all or nothing affair but this time the focus was on colour, or lack of it. There were two distinct camps at the latest London Fashion Week; camp colour and camp black. The colour backers either clashed, complemented or blocked but one thing’s for sure, there is certainly a lot of fun to be had with colour both this season and next. Our top tip is to discover the shades that suit you and stick to them. Not everyone looks good in the same colours so it’s important to know the shades you can carry off and the tones to avoid. If you have a pale complexion you should steer clear of wearing any particularly bold shades near to your face. Instead keep the colour focused on the bottom half (such as a skirt, trousers, shorts or dress which carries its bolder shades on the bottom half) to avoid looking washed out. Our Flower Print Shift dress has the right balance of colour to complement a paler skin tone as well as suiting darker skin tones too. Those with a warmer complexion have the advantage of being able to wear much braver tones and will have more freedom of how to wear them too; a colour statement coat will brighten up your autumn wardrobe and try a bold coloured dress like our Notch Neck Shift dress to add some oomph to your summer wardrobe.
We’re grateful that longer length skirts and dresses will be sticking around next season as they are incredibly versatile and can be easily updated with fine knits come autumn and worked into the layered look; another trend for Autumn/Winter 2011. Go bold by contrasting bright colours or textured black pieces or keep it soft and subtle by layering nude tones.
Look out for;
- Crochet knits like your grandma used to make
- Fur (faux of course)
- Oversized coats
- Interesting texture
- And reworked classics such as the Mac