From: Selected Treats,
Here at Wahanda, we've found that the pretty pastels and out-there neons of last season simply do not cut it in the crisp air of the approaching winter.
Single digit temperatures and the necessity of layers has forced us to search for alternative ways to inject a little glamour into our wardrobes. Luckily, this year's autumn winter palette is packed full of vibrant jewel tones and rich berry hues that make it easy to sparkle, whatever the weather.
Make a statement with a flash of scarlet. Red is best used as an accent colour, so choose one item - whether shoes, dress, jeans or jacket - in a bold cranberry or russet to keep it chic.
Alternatively, vamp up your look with a swipe of classic red lipstick or blood red varnish - guaranteed to add polish to any outfit.
Take inspiration from the lady of the manor in tailored greens. Emerald shades work well with military and aristocratic styling, so try a fitted trench, trouser or silk blouse.
If you feel that green really isn't your colour, add a hint of the hue on your eyes and nails with a touch of olive or teal.
Fitted or fluid, an intense blue provides an interesting alternative to black separates. A blazer, pencil skirt or brocade dress in a cool colour looks smart as well as current.
The same theory can be applied to make up - ditch the inky black and try an icy smoky eye or hint of blue liner to freshen up your staple look.
The colour of choice at Chanel's seasonal presentation, amethyst and plum come into their own when paired with tweed and velvet. Flattering for both warm and cool skin tones, a sheer pleated skirt, dainty dress coat or snuggly roll-neck will make sure you're bang on trend.
Fancy a walk on the gothic side? Give a purple lip a go. A slick of indigo mascara will also help to make your eyes pop.
Looks don't get any more luxurious than this. Go all out in a full-length gown, floor-sweeping skirt or embellished vest for maximum impact.
For a show-stopping makeup interpretation, opt for a wash of gold shadow, shimmering highlighter or precise eyeliner flicks. 24 carat perfection.
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