The leaves are turning and there's a discernible chill in the air, which can mean just one thing: it's time to knock your Autumn wardrobe into shape. Not sure what you should be wearing this season? A strong, on trend colour palette is a great shortcut to seasonal style, even with a less-than-contemporary wardrobe. To ensure you look top drawer this Autumn, these three colour palettes are well worth incorporating into your retinue.
Black & CamelTruly timeless. Warm camel tones are spot on when you want to put together an unquestionably sharp Autumn look, while contrasting black provides an effortlessly cool base note to your seasonally inspired get up. This is a striking blend of shades, which manages to look understated as well as suave as hell thanks to its classic undertones. From casual looks, to formal attire, camel and black make excellent partners in crime – and the style is ridiculously easy to pull together.
To make it work for you, invest in a great piece of camel coloured outerwear (Pictured: Noose & Monkey Wool Overcoat via ASOS), then team your new garment with simple black separates. Black jeans and t-shirts with a pair of black Chelsea boots (may we recommend our sublime Hammer hi-shine option?) can look a bit too Beatnik alone, but set against a camel coat, you've created an enduring stylish look which will stay sharp for seasons to come.
Blue & GreenShown all over Spring Summer 15's menswear catwalks, the green movement (sartorially speaking, at least) is still going strong. To re-purpose the look for Autumn, invest in richer shades – royal blues, forest greens and navy are all looking good this season.
A more casual look, this is another easy trend to wear. Simply invest in green outerwear (Pictured: ASOS Parka with Faux Shearling Hood) and a good pair of well cut blue jeans and you're sorted. Some weather-ready, our Lapel boots will top it all off.
Burgundy & NavyGive your Autumn look a touch of Continental charm with a dash of burgundy and navy. A great combination if you're all about the knitwear and layering, this palette takes a bit more thought to get just right. Our advice? Choose one burgundy item and make it your “statement piece”, then use rich navy garments to offset this strong shade. Opt for a great piece of burgundy knitwear our outerwear, then choose navy chinos, t-shirts and/or overcoats to tone it down and provide contrast simultaneously. (Pictured: Ballad Navy Coat from Reiss). When it comes to footwear, it's got to be black. Our Motoboots are just the ticket.
What's your go-to Autumn colour palette? Which look do you like best? Have your say in the Base London Facebook group.