Ways to Wear: Opulent jewel tones


No longer reserved solely for eveningwear, jewel and mineral shades in luxurious textures and finishes are key this autumn-winter.

Rich jewel tones take on a new dimension this season in sumptuous satin, delicate silks and luxe velvets, breathing life into wardrobe classics like merino wool sweaters and lace shirts. It’s all about blending together a rich mix of sapphire blues and mineral greens, golden yellows, punchy metallics and vibrant reds, contrasting the textures for a high fashion take on the trend.

Adopting this playful new mood into your autumn-winter wardrobe has never been so easy. For example, a glossy jade green satin skirt styled with an oversized high-shine chenille knit is effortless for day, while a smart shift dress paired with statement ochre velvet sandals will take you seamlessly from desk-to-drinks. Continuing with the office theme, let us suggest the Kamala Belted Dress. Cut from a fluid deep ruby red fabric, we recommend pairing this sophisticated style with open-back loafers for office hours, then toughening up with our signature Agnes biker and crocodile effect leather boots at the weekend. It’s the perfect all-rounder dress.

The plush pink we loved this spring-summer is welcomed back for autumn in leg-lengthening velvet trousers. Keep styling simple with a mid-block sandal and an essential fitted tee, or throw on a tailored jacket for modern evening luxe. Contemporary eveningwear choices continue with our red pleated skirt in rich devoré velvet. Team with a chic slogan t-shirt and a sleek suede ring-detail bag and you’ve got an effortless evening look. Got a winter wedding coming up? For a masterclass in eventwear nonchalance, reach for the jumpsuit. The jewel-toned Foxglove Printed Jumpsuit has an understated elegance that will cement your position as the best-dressed guest.

Looking for a quick win at this bold trend? Updating your knitwear repertoire with wool and mohair jumpers in shades of sapphire blue and mustard will instantly refresh your off-duty style. Wearing colour has never been so easy.

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