While black, grey, brown, mustard yellow, etc. are the mainstay of the winter season’s colour palettes, international fashion runways have exploded with a wide range of offbeat colours this season. Besides the usual suspects, the colour palette has expanded to include some offbeat, yet interesting shades. Light pink, chilli red, deep blue and olive green are dominating not just clothing shelves, but makeup products as well. With these colours being all the rage, read on for some ways to incorporate them in your outfits and step into winter with style.
The Quintessential Light Pink
Don’t give up on that quintessential spring shade of soft pink just yet! This romantic pink hue has transitioned seamlessly into the winter colour palette. It’s light, yet vivacious and adds brightness when used an accent or when worn as the main colour of an outfit.
Create an interesting blend of textures by pairing a pink faux leather or suede mini skirt with a chiffon blouse with voluminous sleeves in the same colour for a monotone effect. You could also contrast it with another shade like olive green.
For a statement look, add a hint of chilli red (in the form of shoes) to an all-pink outfit and complete the look with a matte red lip for a night out. Alternatively, go for a smoky eye in an olive-green shade and nude lips. For a daytime look, highlight your eyelids with a similar subtle pink.
This is also an excellent shade to layer with during winter. Throw on a light pink jacket over a basic outfit and transform it into an uber-chic one instantly.
Men, if you thought pink was not for you—think again. Don’t shy away from wearing a light pink-coloured shirt to the office. Wear it over dark grey or dark blue trousers and exude confidence. Or sport a light pink polo T-shirt with jeans for a casual, laid-back vibe.
Deep Blue For A Royal Look
The jewelled tone royal blue is a deep, sophisticated muted colour. It exudes class and adds depth and richness to an outfit, making it perfect for the cold season. Wear a royal blue blouse over beige pants or blue jeans during the day. For an outing in the night, a dark blue sequined dress will make you stand out in a crowd. Keep your makeup light though and let the dress be the highlight.
Another dark tint of blue—Navy is a classic shade that returns in vogue year after year, every winter. This neutral shade is easy to incorporate into any outfit. Whether it is a formal event or a casual daytime one, this versatile colour fits in every dress code and is flattering on all skin tones. Navy-coloured pants are an indispensable item in the closet of every woman and man. A figure-hugging navy maxi dress in a slinky fabric makes for the perfect evening dress.
A well-structured suit in solid navy or pinstripes is a sharp formal outfit choice for men as well as women. To give this colour a casual spin, men can opt for a navy tee over camel-coloured chinos.
Chilli Red To Bring The Heat
Winter 2019 brings an interesting iteration of the colour red—the ultra-bright chilli pepper red. It is quite a bold colour that you might find yourself wanting to try when you are feeling adventurous.
Chilli red is a timeless and striking colour, perfect for an evening dress. It packs quite a punch on its own, but when paired with a light pink (another trending colour this winter), it appears muted. Light pink and the fiery chilli red complement each other beautifully. Team a pair of subtle pink pants with a red top for a vibrant colour-blocked ensemble.
Men don’t need to feel intimidated by this shade, but we suggest you tread with caution while sporting it. While you might want to avoid wearing it during the day, it can be very well adapted into your party wardrobe. Keep it simple by teaming it with a well-fitted pair of black trousers or under a suit.
Olive Green For Subdued Elegance
This subdued yet charming shade of green is one of the hottest colours this winter season.
Although similar to military green, it has a hint of golden undertones. Whether you fall on the light end of the colour spectrum, or at the deeper end, olive green allows you to play with a range of tints and makes it easy for almost everyone to pull off.
Combine a light olive green top with an off-white pair of pants for a classic and elegant look in the day or opt for a darker olive pullover top with a lighter-toned A-line skirt to soften the look.
Olive green and light pink create an excellent eye-catching contrast when worn separately. A subtle, pastel shade like light pink will also uplift olive green beautifully. So, pair dark olive green pants with a light pink ruffled blouse to lend it a feminine flair.
Men can style their solid-coloured T-shirts with olive-green military-style fatigues for an edgy feel. Or wear this shade as a shirt to work or a formal event.
Why stop at just clothes when you can incorporate these colours into your makeup too? Makeup brands have embraced these trending colours and are offering gorgeous shades of eyeshadow and lip colours. Instead of lining your eyes with the usual black, opt for a deep blue eye pencil from Colorbar. Create a dramatic smokey eye with Kiko Milano Eyeshadow palette or go for the Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette, which offers all the trending shades in one palette. When it comes to lipsticks, you have a wide variety of pinks and reds to choose from. L’Oréal Color Riche in Fan Bingbing Pink is an ideal shade. Mac’s Lady Danger lipstick is a flattering red for every skin tone. For more on lipstick trends, read our blog on Lipstick Trends That Will Make You Stand Out.
These colours are major trends this winter and are all over the map with a wide variety that every person will find something they love. To shop for these trending styles that are in vogue this season, head on over to Shoppers Stop!
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