Richard of York gave battle …

August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Bright colours are going to be hot again for Autumn/Winter, mark my words – a splash of orange or purple is exactly what we need as we slip into grey September. Dorothy Perkins have absolutely recognised this with their ‘Colourama’ range. The solid but subdued palette – think mustard and cerulean – is exactly what the new season calls for, and even better, there’s money to be saved – buy today and you’ll get free delivery on orders over £40, and you’ll also be sent a code for 10% off your next purchase.

Yellow Boyfriend Button Coat, £69, Dorothy Perkins

Purple Stitch Detail Tunic, £28, Dorothy Perkins

Bow Neck Swing Coat, £693, Moschino Cheap & Chic at

Now brace yourselves – I’m going to wax lyrical again about stunning clothes I can’t afford. The above coat, for example, and the perfection that is the innocence of the cut and slight bow detail coupled with the glamour and sex appeal of the pillar box red. Personally, I’d really love it in a knee-length version, for an extra dose of innocence and warmth and child-at-Christmas. It’s Moschino Cheap and Chic, and from that you can deduce that although it’s unendingly chic, it isn’t all that cheap. For a quick red fix, head instead to lipstick – MAC’s Ruby Woo is the ultimate classic in this department, and equally flattering on pale and dark skin tones.

MAC's Ruby Woo

Marigold Yellow Skinny Cord Jeans, £204, Current/Elliott at

Speaking of colour hits, Current/Elliott are a new favourite window shopping brand. These Marigold Yellow Skinny Jeans are bottled sunshine, and perfect with a nice dark grey marl (as shown) or a bit of colour blocking (how about this Dorothy Perkins top?).

Elfin Yellow The Ankle Skinny Jeans, £165, Current/Elliott at

And take a look at this mellow pastel-y version! Not so flattering on those paler of us, but still absolutely scrumptious. Red? Too out-there. Blue? Too boring. Pink? Too girly. Yellow? My heart be still.

Coloured Skinny Jean, £25.99, New Look

New Look are currently running a version in a very similar colour.

Oasis Coloured Crop Jeans, £13 (originally £45), Oasis at

More cropped pastels, available in yellow or pink – and on sale!

Mustard Skinny Jeans, £35, ASOS

And a bit of mustard – I really want them with a good burgundy top. A very similar option is available at New Look.

Yellow Smiley Face Shorts, £70, Bitching & Junkfood at Urban Outfitters

While we’re having a yellow denim love-in, these trashier shorts are awesome (so long as, and sorry to rain on everyone’s parade, you’re approx. 15 to 25, still in possession of nice thighs and don’t need to look super-responsible. Or maybe so long as you want to really shock the other mothers doing the school run.)

Patchi Cylindrical Heel Platform High Shoe, £45, ASOS

The trend as shoes. These’d add a really nice kick to a sensible suit (pun totally intended).

Feel the rainbow, lovelies.


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