When you think of Autumn and Winter fashion your mind immediately thinks of dark colours: reds, browns and blacks. As for 2013, you can say goodbye to wearing a uniform of cranberry and beige and say hello to the pinks and pastels. Don't get me wrong, I love darker colours for this time of year but how about changing it up and incorporating some Clueless '90s vibes with men's tailoring and pastel colours. Here are some of my favourite looks from designers who included this trend in recent collections. None of these photos are my own and the sources are listed.
Celine A/W 2013-14 (source)
Celine's beautiful collection was all about clean tailoring. I love this pink jacket with the grey accents. The jacket has a men's cut but it has such a nice elegant sweep to it.
Topshop A/W 2013 (source)
Topshop have also jumped onto the dusky pink bandwagon but their approach was much more girly and they played with another big trend: texture. For their runway show, the models were given bright blue contrasting eye shadow which I have mixed emotions about. My favourite thing about these outfits are the shoes which are so gorgeous and I need them in my life.
Rodarte A/W 2013 (source)
This was my favourite look from Rodarte's collection. The jacket has the same man-like tailoring as the Celine look, but it is paired with a more feminine dress. The high-low hemline was unexpected as I thought that trend was out but clearly it's here to stay. I love the gaudy hair of the model, as most designers chose fairly plain and simple hair; the bright dye is the perfect thing to complete the classic-meets-grunge vibe of the Rodarte show.
Bouchra Jarrar A/W 2013-14 Couture (source)
You can forget the darker tweeds too as shown in Jarrar's couture collection. It had this gorgeous light silver, tweed jacket. It's like something Cher would wear in Clueless but slightly more subtle. I quite like the silky trousers, although I would be careful as they could look like pajamas.
Alexis Mabille A/W 2013-14 Couture (source)
I would name Alexis Mabille the underdog of the couture scene. Whilst most have drifted to men's tailoring, Mabille has not forgotton how beautiful a feminine cut can be. This look has beautiful crochet and textured details. I especially loved the petal-like accessories in the hair of the models.
Those were all of my autumn pastel looks. Which one is your favourite?