Winter is well and truly here and we’re not mad at it at all. Not with the gorgeous colour tones hitting our stores. A few simple tones matched with the right textures and small design details make facing the brisk winter mornings more bearable. 

Pantone named ‘Living Colour’ (Pantone 16-456) as THE shade for 2019. The colour brand describes the colour as “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone that was all about optimism—a much-needed attribute of late”. Yum, sign us up!

First things first, winter doesn’t mean you need to pack your favourite footwear into those ugly vacuum bags (you know the ones!) in favour of warmer options. Give your summer kicks a winter update and pair them with some cute socks or tights. Try these cult favourites – Grace Two-Part Pointed Court Heels⁠ from Forever New.

After the last few seasons focusing on sharp, tight silhouettes, bold colours and touchable textures, suiting is now in. Think soft colours and soft cuts, with light textures to break it up. Buttermilk yellow, heather grey, oatmeal and sage green silks and cottons, with trousers that softly pool just the tiniest bit around the legs. 

Clear out your crisp whites and oyster silvers because your new best friend oat is here for Winter 2019. A reminder of summer linen, this shade is the new neutral. Wear paired with deeper tones like olives, navies or terracottas, buttermilk yellow or sage green.

So this winter lets skew neutral! Let go of the traditional colour blocking and a pop of colour and go neutral all the way.  Hey, we understand the need for the familiar, so add your favourite red lip. We suggest Flower Mix N Matte Lip Duo Red Velvet from Chemist Warehouse.