While working my way through the mammoth task that is putting the autumn/winter 2019 trend report together for you, I realised one very important thing (aside from the fact I really really want to buy chunky combat boots): The forthcoming season is all about experimental colours, whether worn solo or combined to great effect.
Put wintry hues to one side for a moment and start opening your mind to some more unexpected shades, because although navy, grey, black and the like still stand up as solid choices during the darker months, fashion folk are stepping things up a little. We've already seen some of the key autumn colour trends filtering into 2019. Butter yellow has been a popular summertime replacement for beige here and there, and pistachio green has been a mild obsession amongst editors for some time.
Pantone's earlier prediction of Living Coral taking over the scene for spring didn't quite come to fruition (maybe next year?), but there are other strong contenders for the leading shades of next season: Pantone's Bluestone (a dusky, chalky mid-blue) and Dark Cheddar (exactly what it says on the tin) have already been popping up on the street style scene. Keep reading to see all of the fresh autumn 2019 colours we think our most stylish friends will adopt.
On the Runway
Fendi paired this vibrant shade of orange with neutral browns to create a true '70s palette.