These colour combinations might inspire you if like to mix things up for Autumn and Winter. Or perhaps the silhouettes, juxtapositions, and use of accessories will inspire you more than their palettes. Either way, the looks provide a nice mix of pattern and solid. All outfits incorporate earth tones in some way. 

1. Floral Plaid

Combine a floral blouse with a pair of earthy checked bottoms. Make sure that the patterns match in palette in some way so that the visual effect is harmonious. The blouse is tucked into swooshy wide trousers to showcase some waist, which provides outfit structure. Black lug-sole boots bookend the model’s hair. A cognac bag complements the earthy palette of the pants. There are lots of ways to make this look more suited to your style. For example, I’d wear the outfit with dainty flat cream boots and a small structured red bag.

Floral Plaid

2. Toffee Lilac

Team Lilac is gaining momentum on YLF, and this one is for them. Combine a pair of toffee pants with a cream and toffee blouse or another type of top in a similar palette. Tucking the top and adding a cognac belt is optional. Throw a lilac topper over the lot. The tan sneakers add a Sporty Luxe touch. Their cream soles match the cream in the blouse. Note that lilac is not repeated elsewhere in the outfit. It’s a stand-alone colour, and this works well to my eye. I see the addition of a toffee and cream handbag too.

Toffee Lilac

3. Cognac Denim

Combine a pair of wide leg jeans with a cream sweater, knit top, tee, shirt, or blouse. Layer a blue and earth-toned sweater vest or gilet over the lot. Complete the look with brown boots that work with the palette. Here, a belt that matches the boots is wrapped around the sweater vest to create waist definition, extra polish, and interest. It’s optional. By all means leave it off.

Cognac Denim

4. Red Turquoise

Some brights for Team Bright. Combine a pair of red pants or jeans with a turquoise or teal sweater, shirt, or knitted top. Finish off the look with an animal print bag, and footwear that’s to your taste. Here, black lug-soled boots bookend the model’s hair and match the black in the pattern of the bag. This is my favourite combination, although I’d swap out the shoes and bag for white boots and bag. Or red boots and bag. I frequently wear bright red pants, and love them with solid turquoise tops. I also like them with solid navy, Dutch orange, and shocking pink tops. Make these looks work for you.

Red Turquoise