The autumn winter season brings about many fantastic things - magical sunsets, cosy couch-time with a hot chocolate and a good book, nights spent roasting marshmallows around the fire pit – to name just a few. However, it’s also a time when our wardrobes can slip into a bit of a rut. When the weather starts to cool down, it’s easy to reach for a simple black jumper and that same pair of jeans that you keep re-wearing. But just because the skies are getting greyer, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to descend into bland and boring too.

Pairing colours can either make or break an outfit. It can either elevate your look or make you feel slightly out of place. However, in 2018 it’s fair to say the age-old phrase “blue and green should never be seen” no longer runs true. In recent seasons we’ve seen the resurgence of pink and red, which turned out to be spring summer’s perfect pairing. So step away from the black turtleneck, these are the colour combos you need to rock this winter.

Rust + Floral + Cream

For ultimate autumnal vibes, this colour pairing is the perfect transition into the cooler months. In keeping with the success of red and pink in the spring summer season, rust is the tonal ‘cousin’ that you’ll want to have hanging in your wardrobe this year. This faux fur shaggy jacket from Sportsgirl will take you from afternoon BBQ to garden wedding. Combined with a floral dress in wintery tones, like this one from Forever New and pared back with classic gold accessories and a classic tan boot, you’ll be the very definition of ‘autumn maple’ this season.


Dotti Romantic Pocket Mini Skirt $49.95(CAMPAIGN), Lovisa Twist Hoop Earring $17.99, Forever New Tia Petite Printed Asymmetric Frill Maxi Dress $139.99, Sportsgirl Shaggy Cardi $109.95, Prouds Guess Ladies Bedazzle Watch $449, Sunglass Hut Ray-Ban Aviator 58 Frame RB3025 $275, Williams Shoes I LOVE BILLY Jacey Boot $89.95 


Blue + Denim + Grey

 A relaxed take on darker hues like black and navy, baby blue and grey are the colours you need to add to your arsenal this year. A dark-wash denim jacket like this one from Jay Jays is a wardrobe staple that is both on-trend and practical. The humble denim jacket is often overrated, but it really should be considered an investment item that will see you through all of the seasons! The best part? It only gets better the more that you wear it! For summer, it was all about the white boot but if you’re not brave enough to rock stark white, opt for this muted grey style from Billini instead. Finally, toss the black turtleneck and go for baby blue instead; this ribbed style from Sussan is light enough to wear on its own or layer under heavier pieces.


Billini Kaiya Boot (Campaign), Colette by Colette Hayman Drop Layer Baller Earring $14.99, Decjuba Adelia Step Hem Skinny Jean $109.95, Forever New Harper Backpack $59.99, Jay Jays Trucker Jacket $59.95, Sussan Curved Hem Roll Pullover $99.95, Billini Kaiya Boot $99.95 


Tan + Gold + Black

For all the fashionistas amongst us, rest easy because tan and gold are here to stay this winter. The ultimate colour combination for when you’re ‘just not sure what to wear’, tan and gold is the tried and true pairing that works on so many levels. Always ahead of the fashion pack, Sportsgirl has created the ultimate tan coat that is both cosy, stylish and perfect for layering. A simple heeled boot and this black belt from Portmans are subtle touches that will help elevate your look. Finally, for the extra daring, add a pop of leopard print and studded gold hardware and you’ve nailed the perfect ‘model-off-duty’ look without even having to walk the runway. 

 Spendless Shoes Overrule Boot $79.99 (CAMPAIGN), Sportsgirl Shearling  Jacket $169.95, Pandora Shine Sweet Sentiments Earring Stud $79, Bardot Leopard Check Scarf $39.99, Portmans Crosswall Double Belt $24.95, Bardot Stud Tote Bag $59.99, Novo Shoes Hunny Camel Side Boot $89.95


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