I’ve said it many times, but I just adore the colours of Autumn. It really is the most gorgeous season. At it’s best the world is filled with gorgeous deep earthy tones and nature really does show off her best shades. And even on those dreary rainy days when all you want to do is stay in and be cosy there’s still magic to be found. I really enjoy dressing for Autumn, some of my favourite pieces of clothing capture the shades of the season. I recently released my brand new Autumn collection on Vintage Frills Shop and I’m completely obsessed with all the gorgeous colours. So today I thought I’d share my favourite colour palettes to give you a little vintage inspiration.
Red Autumnal Colour Palette
Autumn is all about warm reds and shades of maroon and Burgundy. These colours will see you through into winter and suit almost everybody. Warm earthy reds are much easier to wear than bright pillar box reds and more Christmassy tones and are really easy to mix and match with accessories.
Go all out red or add accents of burgundy or maroon to other autumn coloured outfits. Pair your favourite red dresses with cream or mustard coloured knitwear to brighten them up a bit and finish with a gorgeous vintage brooch.
One of my favourite red pieces from the collection is this warm and cosy Laura Ashley corduroy dress.
Green Autumnal Colour Palette
Green is my favourite colour for all seasons. I love to fill my home and my wardrobe with all the glorious shades of green. The collection features several beautiful green dresses and separates for putting together Autumnal looks.
Green mixes beautifully with lighter coloured knitwear and subtle yellows. Or just go all out and mix it with richer Autumn shades to replicate the gorgeous shades of early Autumn when the beautiful green leaves start to turn golden.
Autumn is the season for layering and can be great for getting lots of wear out of transitional pieces. I love adding blouses under my summer dresses, but a vintage pinafore dress can be a great investment as you can adapt your layers as the weather gets colder. This 70s pinafore dress is perfect with this pretty vintage blouse, but I’d add a warm turtle neck later in the season.
Pink Autumnal Colour Palette
Pink isn’t the most obvious colour choice for Autumn, but personally I could happily wear pink all year round! For this time of year I opt for richer, warmer tones and dusky pinks, which can be styled easily for the weather. I also love wearing lighter floral dresses with thick tights, boots and either chunky knits or a denim jacket.
In this outfit from last year I’ve worn a vintage Laura Ashley dress with a vintage 1950s cardigan and some simple black tights and boots. Really comfy, very cosy and practical for transitional weather, as well as being super simple and easy to wear. Basically my fashion mantra is that you can’t go wrong with a dress and cardigan!
Blue Autumnal Colour Palette
This season I’m also loving shades of mauve and blue. These beautiful calming shades remind me of inky blue Autumn sunsets and work really well with pinky red shades too.
If you prefer cooler shades for Autumn then I’d definitely recommend mauves, dusky blues and darker inky tones for the season. I have lots of lovely options in the shop.
This absolutely beautiful ditsy floral dress is another gorgeous Laura Ashley from the collection. She’s made from the softest brushed cotton and the high neckline and long sleeves will keep you cosy even when there’s a chill in the air.
I hope this post has inspired you and that you’ll find some lovely vintage to where this season, whether thats from the Vintage Frills Shop or elsewhere. it’s s such a great season for having fun with fashion and there are lots of fun sustainable ways to treat yourself with minimal impact on the planet.
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