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September 5, 2012

The colour for Autumn/Winter (2012 – 2013) is ox-blood, which admittedly isn’t the nicest sounding trend, so let’s call it berry, very berry. The spectrum ranges from deep shades of red wine to purplish grape – I’ve chosen dark burgundy as my autumn colour.

Tommy Hilfiger fall collection (via

Tommy Hilfiger fall collection (via

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Colour’s one thing, it’s how you wear it that makes the trend. Colour blocking is key, we’re talking head to toe berry, as spotted on the runways Rodarte, Acne and Yves Saint Laurent. I couple of weeks back I spoke about coloured jeans, so I’ve taken the low key route and invested in a pair of burgundy skinny jeans, but there are tons of other ways to incorporate berry colours into your wardrobe. Stores here in London are ranging oxblood leather jackets and skirts (leather’s another big trend for winter); velvet cocktail dresses, sport-luxe varsity jackets, cable knit jerseys and berry tweed blazers.

The great thing about berry shades, whether deep red or violet, they tend to go with every skin tone, it’s just about finding the shade that’s right for you.

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