The September Issues are out and filled to the brim with woolly, furry and generally very snug looking A/W collections. While this, and a constantly threatening grey sky, have led to the resurfacing of a few of my wardrobe’s woollier items, I’m resolved to hold onto summer, and the colour it installs into my wardrobe, for as long as possible.
So while blood red (Prada, D&G) is the go to colour of the winter, orange is the colour to get you there. When the sun is shining, colour block with orange and other brights for an appropriately carni(val) look. Or, as in the majority of cases, where black skinnies and a polo are more suited to the weather, max out on the orange accessories to keep season suitable.
The featured Michael Kors and Miss KG‘s are my summer crushes and so hence it was absolutely essential they were included in the edit! However, let’s stick to what we know in terms of critique, starting with the Chanel polish. Released as part of their summer collection, it looks fab with the Kors. If you have a coloured watch buy a nail polish to match…so much satisfaction! It chips a little more than it should for the price, but it’s the perfect muted bright colour to carry from summer into autumn.
The final pick of the bunch, the Clarins (in Juicy Clementine). When I went in search of orange lippy it wasn’t available as one may think it would be, potentially due to the angst that surrounds wearing such an out there colour. However, pairing intense colour with dewy, bronzed skin, lots of mascara but no liner keeps it sophisticated. The lippy itself is very good quality, like all long-lasters it dries out the lips a bit but it’s glide on, sheer colour!