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Toffee pop neutrals

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IMAGE: @margarethowellltd

Pouring over the new season lookbooks and watching many of the recent international fashion week shows, I have noticed there is a distinct direction in the latest trends, new exciting sub trends and fresh movements all indicating change, diversity and even more social responsibility.

Referencing the above latest colour trends ‘toffee’ is a prominent shade that has cropped up throughout most and is one of my all-time favourite neutrals. Call it what you will - ‘toffee’, caramel, whiskey, toast, burnt saffron, waffle, cinnamon or nutmeg, all of these spice shades are elegant and effortlessly stylish when worn tonally or are just as beautiful pared with ivory, denim, black and berry tones.

Many of my clients have been previously hesitant when these colours have cropped up finding them hard to wear or unsure of how flattering they are. But we are seeing these tones backed heavily through collections in a multitude of edible delicious shades.

I believe once you have introduced these new seasonal coloured pieces (in the right tone of course) into your wardrobe those black staples will seem like a distant memory… this is the season to embrace a toffee inspired neutral and enjoy the versatility these shades can provide your existing wardrobe.

A shorter coat or a trouser is the best way to start as they are somewhat easier pieces to wear, breaking them up with other neutrals or coloured wardrobe pieces. 

My lusty picks available locally that I have spied this season to date are;
The high waisted Isla trouser from Gregory. 

https://gregory.net.nz/collections/all/products/isla-pant

 

The animal printed silk shirt from Moochi.

https://www.moochi.co.nz/lead-shirt-brown-animal

 

The very useful trans-seasonal knit from Helen Cherry.

https://www.workshop.co.nz/collections/helen-cherry/products/crewneck-cashmere-sweater-9180-cas-hazelnut?variant=21449256108117

 

This versatile Bassike canvas skirt is fresh and would be such an incredible wardrobe piece.

https://www.bassike.com/collections/women-new-arrivals/products/pique-canvas-workwear-skirt-pc19wfb68-desert

 

Rains over coat belted. 

https://www.rains.com/collections/womens-rainwear/products/overcoat-female?variant=8144799367214

 

Karen Walker dress.

https://www.karenwalker.com/clothing/all-clothing/royal-gala-dress-42011/chestnut