We’re currently pulling out our wooly sweaters, coats and boots and getting ready for the colder season ahead. But before we get too immersed in our back-to-black wardrobe, fashion has a delightful way of uplifting us with a glimpse of what trends we have to look forward to when we can bask in the sun again come spring. The runways showcased a plethora of chic styles to sink our teeth into next year, but we’re particularly enamoured with the colour trends that stood out and will no doubt be all over our Instagram and on every cool fashion girl in six months' time.
Pantone Colour Institute summed up the S/S 20 colour trends as "friendly and relatable" in that they convey a sense of ease. Next year's colour palette “infuses heritage and tradition with a colourful youthful update that creates strong multi-coloured combinations as well as energising and optimistic pairings” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the institute.
From bold fiery reds to classic blues, vivid saffron to unexpected aqua shades, below we’re sharing the seven biggest colour trends you’ll see everywhere in six months. Get ahead of the curve by shopping the hues right now.
Bold, bright, warm and energetic, this fiery red hue exudes confidence and unquestionably makes a sartorial statement.
Last spring we saw pistachio and lime green hues dominate our feeds. Next year, it's all about a cool and refreshing aqua shade. This is definitely one of the most unexpected yet dominant shades we saw on the runway. Wear it with any shade of pink for the prettiest springtime look.
Combining the warmth of coral with the delicacy of pink, this soothing, feminine hue is chic to wear both day and night—perfect for evening affairs when it comes in textured fabrics, such as silk, sequins and tulle.
Another shade of green for good measure! But this time the shade is much darker, richer and herbaceous. Chive actually serves as a great neutral hue and pairs beautifully with a plethora of colours— especially saffron. Give it a go in luxury leather as seen on the runways.
It wouldn't be spring or summer without a heavy dose of white to get us in the warm-weather mood. And the S/S 20 runways were replete with head-to-toe blanc looks—varying in textures and shades from subtle oyster mushroom to brilliant and bright white. You'll never go wrong with the neutral shade in any fabrication from satin to lace.