Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

How confident are you when choosing colours for your wardrobe? I love my neutrals and will continue to wear my darker colours such as black, navy and grey. I find these colours especially flattering for trousers and skirts. However, I find very dark colours near my face can be draining without the addition of a bright scarf or a piece of statement jewellery.

Similar Kimonos:

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

Colour is very personal. I don’t think it is just about your skin tone and eye colour, although those are important. I feel that you have to love the colours you choose. When you pick up a colour and look at it does it resonate with you? Does it fit into your wardrobe and will it work with your lifestyle?

My bright fuschia cape is now sold out, however, Hopefashionuk has similar styles in their sale with as much as 50% to 65% reductions.

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

A selection of similar dresses:

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

Wearing colour over a dark neutral can be very slimming. If you are petite you could choose a shorter style of coat.

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

Pink wool/cashmere ruffle scarf still available at Winserlondon (now £69).

Similar pink sweaters:

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

You can always add a touch of colour with shoes.

Review of Autumn 2017 outfits. How I used colour

The cashmere/merino pale blue swing sweater still available at WoolOvers.

As you can see I love the soft pinks and blues. Last season I chose some bolder colours such as deep blue reds and fuschias. I am glad I did as they lifted my mostly neutral wardrobe and brightened my days.

A patterned shawl or scarf is also a good way to add colour.


  1. Brigitte Aubrey
    19th January 2018 / 16:40

    After a live-time of wearing muted colours, mainly black, I can’t stand them anymore and wear lots of bold colours near my face. Apparently I am an ‘Autumn colours’ type which includes certain blues and these colours do really suit me. Even my trousers are these days burgundy, teal, pink and yellow which I pare down with for example a tweed jacket or a muted linen blouse. Scarves are brilliant for introducing a bit of pizzazz.
    I always look forward to your blogs, you have so many good ideas! Thank you.

    • 19th January 2018 / 18:01

      Hi Brigitte
      I used to wear muted colours but since I have become older like you I find they look a bit dull on me. Your colours sound lovely and most of these colours have become popular again. Glad you like my blog. I agree scarves are wonderful for adding colour to an outfit.

  2. Pauline
    19th January 2018 / 16:49

    Hi I have had my colours “done” and am an Autumn, and carry a small wallet of colour most of which suit me but I tend to go for the brighter colours, red, orange. gold and turquoise, I do wear black as trousers sometime also navy but there are so many shades of navy.

    • 19th January 2018 / 17:58

      Hi Pauline
      You are right there are many shades of navy including “warm navies” however if you mix them with your best colours most navies will work. The warmer colours have become popular again so you should be able to find plenty of choice in the shops.

  3. Debbie Hull
    19th January 2018 / 23:31

    Hi Josephine ! You look pretty in all colors but I think you look the prettiest in pink. That is also a favorite color of mine. Hope you’re doing well my friend. Take care.

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