The Sunday Sun – 15.10.2006

Two good

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.

Cardigan £35, stripey dress £60, both Warehouse. Beret £12, grey watch £30, tights £6, all Oasis. Ballet pumps £28, blue necklace £12 both at Topshop.

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.

Grey jumper £60, handbag £25, both FCUK. Stripey vest £15, scarf £8, both Oasis. Satin skirt £50, Warehouse. Peacock brooch £12, bracelet £15, both Topshop.

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.

Grey roll neck £30, FCUK. Printed scarf £8, Oasis. Mini dress £55, red tights £6, both Warehouse. Red bag £25, ankle boots £60, red beads £6, all Topshop.

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.

Grey skirt £45, FCUK. Bell sleeve blouse £3, petrol vest £25, purple belt £2, mustard tights £5, all at Topshop.

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.

'Rolling Stones' T- shirt £25, grey skinny jeans £40, red braces £8, ankle boots £70, red bangle £8, all at Topshop. Purple skinny belt £12, Oasis.

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.

Grey trousers £50, Warehouse. Blouse £28, blue bangle £8, mustard heels £50, all at Topshop. Frill cardigan £55, bag £45, belt £35, all at FCUK.

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.

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