June 3, 2023

The fashion world can broadly be divided up into people who love colour and those who feel most comfortable in soft beiges and muted tones, and it’s fair to say that the fashion gods have not looked kindly upon the former crowd over the last few years. Thanks to designers such as Nanushka, Totême and Lemaire, the world has become awash with head-to-toe camel-coloured ensembles and biscuit-toned basics, which not only overtook the summer months but also proliferated across autumn and winter.

While I will always have time for the expensive-looking power of earthy hues, I’ve recently experienced a serious case of beige fatigue. This is saying something because I am firmly in the colour-ambivalent camp and have to force myself to add notes of colour into my wardrobe of navy, brown and black. However, over the last month, I’ve found the sea of same-same tones has grown a little repetitive and, in my opinion, in need of a little excitement.

Fellow monochrome lovers, this one’s for you. If you cringe at the sight of rainbow brights, I’ve put together a minimalist’s cheat sheet for injecting colour into your wardrobe this season. Scroll down to see my top tips, and shop the key pieces.

Layer Up With a Colour-Pop Knit

How to wear colour in winter: jumper over trench coat

Style Notes: A coloured suit is the ultimate meeting of minimalist polish and rainbow brights. It’s easy to throw together with instant impact. We’ll be styling Arket’s two-piece with a white tee and mock-croc shoes.

Arket Hopsack Wool Blazer
Hopsack Wool Blazer

Arket Hopsack Wool Trousers
Hopsack Wool Trousers

COS Linen Tailored Blazer
Linen Tailored Blazer

COS Linen Tailored Pants
Linen Tailored Pants

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