FASHION's palette has moved on from summer's acid brights and paintbox pops of colour into the sumptuous realm of jewel tones for autumn/winter 2011-12.
With names like amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet and citrine – these hues have the power to make you feel rich and sophisticated.
While there was plenty of black to be seen on the catwalks, it was peppered with striking colours that dazzled in their desirability, just like real-life gems. For maximum impact, wear one colour from head-to-toe, as seen at Ralph Lauren, Gucci and DVF – shades of jade and rich ruby red stand out best.
If that’s too much, let your accessories do the sparkling, with clutch bags or ladylike heels in precious tones.
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