|By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun|
There are many key colours in autumn/winter collections this year, with palettes ranging from vibrant reds, and burnt oranges to the deep, rich colours of autumnal leaves.
This week we’ve chosen to concentrate on two versatile key colours that work fabulously together, alone and mixed with pretty much anything you have in your existing wardrobe.
The high street is awash with every shade of purple and grey that you could possibly imagine.
But banish from your mind the memories of old school uniforms and dowdy pinafore dresses . . . these two colours can complement most skin tones, shapes and sizes.
Purples range in tone from the bold and bright to rich and luxurious, while greys can be soft and pastel or heavy charcoal . . . a welcome change from dull, winter blacks.
But it all has to be done with subtlety. Try wearing a rich, plummy purple or charcoal grey tights as a base and team with a dress in complementing colour.
Similarly, go for smoky grey or deep purple shoes against a contrasting bottom-half then pair the colours together with a belt, bag or scarf.
When it comes to accessorising this season, try wearing braces. Odd as it may seem, they’re making a comeback.
Try attaching some bright ones – such as the red Topshop ones we’ve used – to some jeans or a skirt to tie that simple outfit together.