Colour of the month - Moss
It's the second instalment of our Colour of the Month feature! Since we went for an entirely cool toned colour last month, we thought it was the turn of the warm tones.
Moss might feel an unlikely candidate for this early spring month, when thoughts are turning to light and bright colours, but I want to show you how different a colour can look with a little thoughtful styling.
Can I wear it?
Unlike last month's Mulberry, Moss is a 100% warm toned colour, with a rich golden undertone and a muted shade, which means it's going to look amazing on you if you fall into the Autumn seasonal palette, but is going to be tricky for anyone else (but don't panic if you belong to one of the other three seasonal palettes, because we've got some beautiful alternatives to suggest later on in this post).
How to wear it - Autumn
Style note: Pairing Moss with lighter summer shades like Soft White and Safari gives it an instant tropical vibe, especially if you throw in a pop of yellow.
Style note: With deep Merlot and a heel, Moss becomes elegant and evening ready - a small amount of texture contrast, as with the silk shirt and faux suede leggings, adds depth to your look without heavy layers.
Style note: Go for a decidedly un-autumn look by pairing Moss with the blue and grey tones from your palette - the colour pop sneakers give this casual outfit an edge.
Style note: If you feel uncomfortable going too light and bright, adding a dash of a deeper colour like Blackberry will keep the depth of colour in your outfit.
Style note: Who says smart clothes have to be boring colours? A bold dress and accessories make for a look that's neat and pulled together without being dull.
Your alternative - Spring
Style note: Moss is too heavy for you, but Grass Green or Soft Apple make a bright and breezy alternative.
Your alternative - Summer
Style note: Green is tricky for you as it can so often lean towards being warm, but stick to cool toned Jade and Mint shades for a softly elegant alternative to your pinks and blues.
Your alternative - Winter
Style note: Your greens need to be blue toned and as strong as possible, so stick with vibrant Emerald shades for a coolly elegant look.