If you're someone who is allergic to colour, then you should look away now, because this season's jumper trend is a no-holds-barred rainbow extravaganza. While beige has become a byword for luxury in recent years, the A/W 21 runways were awash with saturated hues, from Bottega's Kermit green to Prada's deep cobalt blue. Who knew paintbox brights could look so chic? Not me.
These eye-popping shades look fabulous on the runway, but I would imagine that some people might feel intimidated by their shouty aesthetic, which is why a colourful jumper is, for me, an easy way to inject brightness into my autumn wardrobe. You can wear it with everything from your favourite jeans to a classic midi skirt, and almost all of the bright colours will perfectly balance out the neutral beige and cream separates already sitting in your wardrobe.
Of course, you can also go to town with head-to-toe colour à la Smyth Sisters, but I recommend sticking to either a similar tone or embracing the clash with a complementary colour (e.g. green and red—just consult the colour wheel). Despite not being much of a purple lover, I've quite enjoyed the grape-inspired shades that have proliferated this season, including this cashmere knit from Jigsaw. The deeper cobalt colourways have also caught my eye, and you can find some lovely bits in this hue from COS and Me + Em this season.