This colour palette came together beautifully during a recent outfit creation session with one of my clients. We refreshed her Fall and Winter wardrobe with burgundy this year, which worked well with the burnt oranges and fuchsias she has in her closet from previous seasons. She wears black sparingly, making charcoal, dark brown and navy her dark neutrals of choice. The neutrals and blue denim effectively ground the palette.
The colour combination worked exceptionally well because my client has a high affinity for colour and pattern mixing. She also needs a good dose of colour in her wardrobe to lift her spirits in our never-ending grey and wet Winter weather.
For the cranberry component, think deep and dirty dark pinks and fuchsias. For the pumpkin component, it’s all about shades of orange, cognac and cinnamon. And all shades of burgundy for Bordeaux. There are endless ways to combine these three colours in an outfit. Here are some ideas to get you started. In each case choose burgundy, cognac, grey, chocolate or taupe footwear.
Jeans & Cranberry, Pumpkin & Bordeaux
Combine blue jeans with a top in a shade of orange and a burgundy topper. Add a fuchsia scarf, and a complement of burgundy boots and bag. Or wear a fuchsia top with an orange scarf. A fuchsia pom-pom is a fun accessory to hang on a bag.
Burgundy Dress & Spiced Cognac
Combine a rich red dress with cognac footwear and bag. Bonus points for on-trend tall cognac boots. Add a fuchsia topper or scarf. Or add a burgundy topper and fuchsia scarf. Burnt orange or amber jewellery is a fun addition.
Combine burgundy jeans, skirt or pants with fuchsia top and orange topper. Add a burgundy or fuchsia bag, and your pick of footwear. Or keep the topper tonal with the fuchsia top and add cognac bag and footwear. An orange neckerchief spices things up. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.