Dark grey skies, patchy brown grass and pitch-black nights: these are the colours we’re used to seeing during the autumn and winter months. That said, what if we told you that there was a way to brighten things up instantly through what you wear? Not only will these AW20 colour trends serve as a mood-booster, but they’ll also help you to turn heads on a dreary day.
Let’s just get one thing straight: purple is the ultimate power-hue for Autumn/Winter 2020.
However, it was actually lilac doing the rounds on the catwalks.
We know what you’re thinking: “Lilac? In winter?”
But believe it or not, pastels have been prominent for the past couple of Autumn/Winter seasons. And this lovely lilac hue is particularly dreamy.
If party season is even going ahead this year, a silver ensemble should be at the top of your list.
Why? Well, shades of silver dominated the AW20 runways.
Having said that, avoid dressing in this hue head-to-toe (unless you’re happy to imitate a disco ball).
Instead, follow in the footsteps of fashion pioneers such as Alexander McQueen and JW Anderson and keep the rest of your outfit colour palette muted. (We’re talking about whites, blacks or greys.)
Lastly, if you love a sunset view, we’ve got some great news for you.
No longer do you have to wait around to see the good stuff. Now, you can sport a sunset and see it every time you look in the mirror!
That’s right, rich tones of pink, red and orange were spotted at several AW20 shows — and sometimes even together.
In fact, red and pink seemed to be the ultimate glowing combo.
There are two ways to get the look. The first is to colour-block your separates by wearing a pink jumper with red trousers (or vice versa!) a la Alberta Ferretti. (Try this Marks & Spencer Textured Top with these Marks & Spencer Tailored Trousers.)
The other way is to wear one key piece that merges the two hues, inspired by Carolina Herrera.
Think: a fruit salad in outfit form and you won’t go far wrong.
A Final Note on AW20 Colour Trends
As well as lilac, silver and sunset, this season sees the return of classic colours such as liquid black and all shades of brown.
Feeling a little shy with the AW20 colour trends? You can always use these neutrals to tone down your outfits by incorporating key pieces and accessories.
Either way, there’s never been a better time to embrace the rainbow.