Crowned Pantone’s colour of the year, shades of punchy purples and pastel lavenders have been spotted at the fall/winter 2019 fashion week. Ultraviolet’s not a far cry from the recent “It” colour craze, millennial pink, which also makes it easy to match pieces in your wardrobe too.
Balenciaga Knife Satin Slingback Pumps, $1,150 on MyTheresa
Sies Marjan Cyndi Skirt, $969 on Farfetch
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Poppy Lissiman Le Skinny in Lilac, US$139
Nanushka Babou Mule, US$265 on Moda Operandi
Speaking of, pink’s got an update too this season. Saturated hues make a great contrast for basic patterns and colours. Otherwise, think big by matching the most unexpected fashion wins, unfiltered by social appropriateness. Pink is a social statement anyhow, no?
Comme Des Garcons Structured Sleeve Shirt, $494 on Farfetch
Balenciaga Stretch Leggings, $1,160 on MyTheresa
We’re not usually green with envy at someone in lime, unless, of course, they are able to pull it off. It’s definitely not a colour to try for the faint of heart; try matching it with absolute basics for fresh visual juxtaposition, or risk looking like a meme in public.
Balenciaga Bin-repellent Shirt, $1,135 on MyTheresa
Vetements Green Patent “Exit” Lighter Boots, US$3,380.75 on SSENSE
Ashish S&M Sequin-embellished Cotton Bag, $563
Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 U-Throat Ballet sneakers, $172 on Farfetch
Tangerine is surprisingly an easy colour to pull off if you stock up on chambray shirts or blue jeans; it’s the sunshine in the blue sky of your outfits. Some have suggested to steer clear of orange with black unless it’s the 30th of October, but playing with balance and proportion could mean chic over costume-y.
Moncler Glossy Padded Jacket, on $2,326 Farfetch
MM6 Maison Margiela Casual Pants, US$159 on Yoox
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Hermes Evelyn Bag In Orange, price available on request
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Zipped Pencil Skirt, $1,904 on Farfetch
Yellow yellow, fashionable fellow? There’ve been many new names for yellow, thanks to the trending power of social media and blogging, but Generation Z Yellow sticks out prominently. Is the colour a protest of fashion social norms, or just an excuse to look cool? We think both.
Gentle Monster Silver & Yellow Jack Sunglasses, US$370 on SSENSE
Chromat T Suit, US$198 on Chromat
Acne Studios Pansy Wool Beanie, AU$135 on END
Raf Simons x Adidas Checkerboard Rubber Slides, US$130 on MatchesFashion
You can never have too many shades of blue in one outfit. In fact, blue is kind of such a staple that it gives you the opportunity to play with shades like aquamarine, and even with quirky textures like nylon, lamé or PVC. Blue might mean sad, but it’s definitely a colour that can brighten up your outfit, and ultimately your mood!
Saks Potts Yvonne Fur Trimmed Wool Coat, US$1,530 on Moda Operandi
Aquazzurra Portrait Of Lady 45 Slingback Pumps, $995 on MyTheresa
Lowe Puzzle Gingham Bag, $3,990 on Browns
Jil Sander Square Pattern Sheer Gown, $3,145 on Selfridges
Red has always been a hot topic discussion. Fun fact: red is actually a great colour to pull off on a first date, it’s proven to be extremely aphrodisiacal. Maybe not if you wear it in a “fashion” way — accessorised and layered beyond sex appeal — but that’s still okay, because you’d look cool as heck. And that in itself is attractive, wearing whatever makes you feel confident.
Polo Ralph Lauren Jersey Printed Sweatshrt, $170 on Selfridges
Tod’s Double T Suede Loafers, $865
Helmut Lang Printed Cotton T-Shirt, $235 on MyTheresa