The Colour Rules for AW17

Mix up your wardrobe colours like a pro

By Michael Temprano, 15 November 2017
The Colour Rules for AW17

To some it comes easy, they’ve just got the knack, they know how to pair colours with style and flair whilst others need a little more guidance.

The 90’s favourite and easy go-to, head-to-toe black can look super chic, but what if you find it a bit too harsh and are looking for a cheerier alternative? Look no further than our quick-fix colour masterclass and you’ll be rocking this season’s colour trends like a fashionista.

Colour Pop

Think of this as step one in your colour masterclass. Choose a neutral base as the foundation; black is a failsafe option that we all have and a perfect choice for the season, then simply offset with one hero poppy bright.

Red is the colour of the season and when paired with black adds instant drama. For just as an effective look, wear all black with red shoes. It’s a subtle take on the colour pop trend with a cheeky element of surprise that shows you’re in the know.

Worn: Pointed satin heels, Pussybow blouse and Tapered trousers

Colour Blocking 

This season’s colour blocking is all about putting vibrant tones together. Don’t worry, this isn’t as daunting as it might sound. The key is to find colours that suit you and complement each other.

Adding a dose of energy to winter fashion, this trend is as fun to wear as it is to create. Simply treat your outfit like a paint-by-numbers colouring book. Ground your look and let it breathe by throwing a neutral or denim in the mix. It says fashion savvy without looking try hard.

Worn: Faux Suede Ankle Boots, Embellished Denim Jeans

Tonal Dressing

Wearing one solid colour head-to-toe has been a catwalk favourite for quite a few seasons. “Easy! Black!” I hear you say. But that’s the obvious choice, and doesn’t really count here as trusty black is part of everyday dressing. As a look, tonal is not only striking but one that involves deliberate shopping choices. 

For an easier approach that packs just as much of a punch, opt for blending varying shades of a colour. You might already own quite a few pieces and it may just be a case of a top up here and there! The nudes and pale neutrals family is the perfect choice and, when mixed in rich contrast textures, adds a chic and tactile dose of winter luxury.  

Worn: Faux suede ankle boots, chunky-knit cowl neck jumper

Make sure you stock up on everything you need at George or pop into your local store