Gone are the pale nude/peach/rose colours of summer in favour of the stronger versions of these colours.
One of the biggest colours for autumn is camel – yes camel is the new black.
This is great news for the spring/autumn – warm skin tone, as camel is a really flattering colour for both seasonal skin tones. In recent years, camel has been way off the fashionista radar and a a consequence has looked a little old fashioned, even though it is one of the classic colours of Burberry and Aquascutum.
So if you’re looking for a new coat this season camel, although less practical than black or navy, may just be the colour to choose.
Jaeger has a minimal interpretation in wool and angora mix for a cosy feel, with an offset covered placket, slash pockets and a stand-up funnel neck to give you a tailored silhouette. 35% Wool, 65% Angora, £299 (www, jaeger.co.uk)
Marks and Spencer have a very stylish collarless camel coat at just £69 (Code Ref: T69). For the more adventurous, House of Fraser will be stocking a camel suede dress (Stock Reference: 020 7003 4000) £160. Elegance have a pretty camel Bow Sweater £129 which they team with Black Jeans £89 (Stockist number 0870 990 9904) Hobbs have camel trousers for £159 (Stockist Reference: 0845 313 3130 / www.hobbs.co.uk) Of course a cheaper alternative to update your wardrobe and add a splash of camel, may be a new handbag or scarf.
Armani was not to be left out and the Armani Prive collection took the colour several shades darker in his catwalk show – all the models were wearing blonde wigs to complement the bronze shades of their evening wear. Beautiful rich shades – absolutely perfect for the warm skin tone. Kettlewell colours has a long cascade wrap £42 in bronze.
If you would like help and advice putting together your wardrobe for autumn 2010 – just call me, Helen on 07725 576472.