While working my way through the mammoth task that is putting the autumn/winter 2019 trends report together for you, I realised one very important thing (aside from the fact I really really want to buy some chunky combat boots): The forthcoming season is all about new and experimental colours—whether worn solo or combined to great effect.
Put the classic wintry hues to one side for a moment and start opening your mind to some more unexpected shades, because although navy, grey, black and the like still stand up as solid choices during the darker months, fashion folk are stepping things up a little.
We’ve already seen some of the key autumn colour trends filtering into 2019. Butter yellow has been a popular summertime replacement for beige here and there, and pistachio green has been a mild obsession among editors for some time. Pantone’s earlier prediction of Living Coral taking over the scene for spring didn’t quite come to fruition (maybe next year?), but there are some other strong contenders for the leading shades of next season that I believe could seize a fashion nation: Pantone’s Bluestone (a dusky, chalky mid-blue) and Dark Cheddar (does what it says on the tin) have already been popping up on the street style scene.
Keep reading to see all of the fresh autumn 2019 colours we think our most stylish friends will adopt.