5 Key Colours for Autumn and Winter 2016: How To Look Slimmer
Image from Massimo Dutti AW16 collection
With each passing day, we journey deeper into autumn with its earthy tones and rich colours. With every passing season, we also voyage into new fashion trends seemingly inspired by the lovely season colours. The colours for Autumn 2016 are closer to my heart than ever before: from natural to lavish tones. While in this piece we will mainly discuss colours for autumn 2016, keep in mind that colours for winter 2016 will not alter significantly and will carry the themes of autumn 2016 into 2017 by slowly fading yet reviving into colour trends of 2017.
1. Olive as the Foundation for Autumn 2016 Colour Trends
This autumn 2016 we will see fashion trends with darker shades of olive. The olive hints at the foliage on the brink of transition into rich colours of the autumn. We will see various olive leather dresses, blazers, trousers, even accessories, and boots this autumn 2016. For women looking to bring further elegance and sophistication into their workwear, olive dresses and silk shirts should not be missed.
To fully embrace the colours of autumn 2016, I recommend pairing your olive pieces with flax and grey items. If you do choose to wear or experiment with a gorgeous olive leather dress this autumn, opt out for a structured, well-fitted dress that also nips at your waist, to accent your curves and slim your figure. Throw on a grey or dust coloured trench coat with your dress to cover up any insecurities.
2. From Dust to Sharkskin: Autumn Colour Trends Continued
I am confident that you have noticed that grey is quite persistent in autumn colour trends, if not year-round. This autumn 2016, grey shades from dust to sharkskin are in, and if used correctly, can compliment any of your fashion outfits. Any respectable, sophisticated fashionista cannot afford not to have a pair of sharkskin boots and a handbag in her slimming wardrobe this autumn. Moreover, grey monochromatic fashion outfits, which are in style, will not only elongate the lines of your silhouette, but will also create the illusion of a slimmer body. Use various shades of grey, and colour blocking techniques to accent your waist and assets and camouflage your extra slivers. Use lighter shades to accent or widen, and darker shades to conceal or shrink.
3. Colours of Autumn 2016 are all about Earthiness: Embracing Flax
Flax is a colour close to taupe, brown, and camel. It is a brown with an earthy element, and a camel with a darker undertone. Flax is a colour that can be combined with practically any other colour, making this shade quite practical. For that very reason, this autumn, we will see flax outerwear like trench coats and footwear like boots make their way into our wardrobe.
A flax trench coat can become your staple – a piece of your fashion uniform this autumn – as this dominant autumn colour exerts warmth in sophisticated style. By choosing various shades and textures of flax outerwear, you can choose the right design for your body shape. My favourite current slimming fashion trend is using a belt over my coat, thus exaggerating my curves while slimming my figure.
4. Fiery Colours of Autumn: Aurora Red vs. Scarlet
Inspired by the flaming red leaves beloved by all, a forest of red shades welcomes autumn 2016 trends. Brighten your fashion wardrobe with colours like burgundy, scarlet, carmine and aurora, and embrace your fierce yet sensual side.
Choose a classic, thicker fabric dress that gently drapes over your body, slimming your figure. A V-neck, A-line aurora red dress is slimming perfect on any body type. For a more casual option, experiment with deep scarlet blazers and waistcoats, paired with fitted trousers or jeans and carmine booties or simple stilettos.
5. Baby Blues or Airy Blues: Taking it Slow with Colours of Autumn 2016
From a fiery sky to a calm ocean, the autumn colour trends will dress your fashion outfits in mesmerising tones. The shades of blue this autumn are all about tranquillity and peace. Airy blues look particularly stunning with flax and sharkskin.
Experiment with all blue (monochromatic) fashion outfits to make you look slimmer, particularly when paired with baby blue heels, or opt out for the most popular seasonal trend by wearing airy blue outerwear with any of your earthy slimming fashion outfits.
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