No need to surrender to autumn's dull colour chart
As we slowly surrender to the fact that autumn is on the way, it's easy to slip back into the routine of reaching for the comforting colours of the season.
However, the time for thicker fabrics and the familiar hues of black, grey, mink, plum and navy is not quite here yet.
Long live the summer!
I'm trying to keep the sunny spirit alive as long as possible by shunning familiar transitional favourites and colour blocking instead.
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Whether you add a token piece of bright and breezy colour to a basic outfit or opt for a full on fusion of primary swatches, colour is a great way to transcend seasons and adapt summer staples.
If monochrome leaves you feeling grey around the gills, and busy prints send your head spinning, then bright colours could be the happy medium for you.
There are a couple of rules you should try to stick to though.
When wearing bright colours, stick to simple silhouettes and clean lines.Your favourite shade will create a big enough impact without you putting in masses of styling effort with structured pieces and unusual designs.
Matchy-matchy separates will help you turn up the colour volume but help to keep textures interesting too. The circle skirt is a must for your autumn wardrobe, especially when paired with a preppy yet fitted sweatshirt or crop-top.
Sticking to one key colour also has a magic effect, which should make those looking to stack up some extra inches or shave off a couple of pounds smile from ear to ear.
Block colour from head to toe actually elongates the body making you look not only taller but slimmer.
Colour pop tailoring is an easy way to work the look, whether you opt for trousers or a skirt.
If, for you, one colour simply isn't enough, try experimenting with some clashing combinations.
Wearing two colours can also balance out the body if you have a rectangular or apple body shape. But be sure to make the break at the thinnest point on your body though, namely your waist.
Fuchsia and tangerine are the perfect pair to wear on any lingering sunny days, while red and blue will take you through to autumn.
The high street has some great pre-blocked options for a quick colour fix. You could also let your accessories do the talking and go for bright bags to ease you into the trend.