Back to basics - neutrals for Autumns

As an Autumn, your palette is full of rich, vibrant shades which can look effortless casual or sophisticated and elegant. However, what you'll probably have noticed fairly on in proceedings, is that there is a distinct lack of 'traditional' neutrals - grey, navy and white.

However, picking out Autumn's neutrals is an art, and getting them right will mean that you can do minimalist style or colour pops as easily as any of the other seasons.

Autumns look great in pretty much every single shade of teal, and your best navy is actually a very dark teal rather than a true navy. Although many Autumns can and do compromise a little by wearing Winter's true navy, which harmonises well with all of the Autumn palette, your best look is always going to be that deep teal shade.

Items shown: CamisoleSoft Square VestJersey Maxi Skirt and Jersey Trousers - all in Marine Blue, Davina Tee in Sultry Navy and Jersey Pencil Skirt in Deep Teal

Autumn's version of white is rich cream.

Items shown: Milan Knit Crossover and Jersey Trousers in Cream, Cashmere Gauze Stole in Ivory, Silky Roll Neck and Long Vest in Soft White and Cotton Blazer in Oatmeal Melange

Autumns suit every shade of light brown, from tan and camel through to cognac and beige, and they can be incredibly useful neutrals, particularly for warmer weather. Although Autumn often feels like quite a dark season, elegant beige and cream paired with mustard or coral makes for a pretty summer look.

Items shown: Lace Camisole in Tan, Cara V Neck in Latte, Linen Asymmetric Top in Pecan, Jacqueline Trousers in Camel, Silky Scoop Neck in Rust, Marie Trousers in Brindle

Brown isn't such a fashionable neutral these days, but occasionally you can find this very dark bitter chocolate shade, almost a blackened brown, and it has just as much impact as black for Autumns, with none of the skin-deadening effects that Winter's dark neutral will have on you.

Items shown: Silky Scoop Neck in Dark Chocolate, Fitted Cropped Cardi in Nut Brown, Diane Swing TopJersey Trousers and Jersey Maxi Skirt in Chocolate and Sleeveless V in Mocha

Autumn's greys are actually variations on the theme of taupe, from light pebble grey all the way through to deep mole.

Items shown: Linen Asymmetric Top and Long Linen V Neck in Silver Birch, Cashmere Gauze Stole in Pebble, Semi Scoop 3/4 and Weekend Skirt in Light Dove Grey, Short Ruched Skirt in Pebble Grey

To see the neutrals for other seasons, click the links below: