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Duck-egg blue, mint and green are the unexpected ‘It’ colours for now and next season


By Niamh ODonoghue
06th Nov 2018
Duck-egg blue, mint and green are the unexpected ‘It’ colours for now and next season

Here’s the thing: we know florals for spring aren’t groundbreaking, but mint, turquoise and duck-egg blue for winter are. Our wardrobe instinct at this time of year is to bundle away the bright and settle into the dark and muted “autumnal” tones. A few years ago, the idea of soft mint and delicate duck-egg blue for winter might have caused a toothache. But they are the surprising – yet welcomed – shades for AW18 that offer a glimpse of brighter things to come for SS19. It was the catwalk shows of Delpozo, Molly Goddard and Sies Marjan that signalled this bright revival. On a puffer jacket, it’s unexpected; on a hat, it’s a statement, on over-the-knee boots; it’s attention-grabbing.

Left-right: Delpozo, Molly Godard, Sies Marjan SS18 catwalk shows. Jason Llyod Evans

Left-right: Delpozo, Molly Goddard, Sies Marjan SS18 catwalk shows. Jason Llyod Evans

How do you incorporate these shades into your autumn wardrobe right now? Swap out a silver sequin skirt instead for a shiny mint-coloured one, like this one below, from Topshop, and pair it with a rich burgundy cashmere sweater. An infusion of traditional winter colours will defuse this light-refracting skirt. Try it with accessories: wear delicate aqua on your neck, and why not try a pair of funky duck-egg blue socks on for size too? There is a spectrum of shades to enjoy, so why settle for black when you can wear light and airy blues and greens instead? Shop twelve essentials in these sweet and tantalising shades below.

Sequin midi skirt, €98 at topshop.com

Sequin midi skirt, €98 at topshop.com

Corduroy trousers, €99 at uterque.com

Corduroy trousers, €99 at uterque.com

Ruffled satin shirt by Acne Studios, €420 at net-a-porter.com

Ruffled satin shirt by Acne Studios, €420 at net-a-porter.com

Watercolour necklace, €315.58 at roxanneassoulin.com

Watercolour necklace, €315.58 at roxanneassoulin.com

Zod grain de poudre trousers, €425 at jospeh-fashion.com

Zod grain de poudre trousers, €425 at jospeh-fashion.com

Mina beaded tote, €241.07 at loefflerrandall.com

Mina beaded tote, €241.07 at loefflerrandall.com

Thunder desert sneakers, €130 at puma.com

Thunder desert sneakers, €130 at puma.com

Lace dress with ruffled collar, €346.26 at sandro-paris.com

Lace dress with ruffled collar, €346.26 at sandro-paris.com

Chaussettes moules frites socks, €15 at coucousuzette.com

Chaussettes moules frites socks, €15 at coucousuzette.com

h collar, €195 at essentiel-antwerp.com

Mint green sweater with frilled high collar, €195 at essentiel-antwerp.com

Long patterned dress by Vivetta, €757 at farfetch.com

Long patterned dress by Vivetta, €757 at farfetch.com

Green Romeo leather shoulder bag by Boyy, €716.64 at brownsfashion.com

Green Romeo leather shoulder bag by Boyy, €716.64 at brownsfashion.com