From saffron to cinnamon, we show you how to wear this season’s favourite palette
Take inspiration from your spice rack this season: intense pops of earthy colours and warm, flattering neutrals are the way to go. If you normally stick to black and navy, a dress is the simplest way to ease yourself into embracing colour, as it avoids any difficult outfitting decisions. Try this polka-dot shirt dress for a style no-brainer. Willing to experiment? We love it with a turmeric-coloured roll neck layered underneath.
As a general rule for life, you don’t want to overdo the mustard – unless it comes in the form of a beautiful bouclé coat, in which case we’re happy to layer it on thick. With a lightweight fabric and relaxed shape, this is the perfect coat to see you into spring. Wear over a knitted skirt and earthy green jumper for a look that’s good enough to eat.
When putting together an outfit, it’s all too easy to default to denim or dark neutrals, but dressing within the same earthy palette means you can afford to be more daring with your colour combinations. The only thing you need to remember is to keep the depth of colour the same: a punchy yellow with an intense coral for example or, as shown here, more muted tones such as soft paprika and understated khaki. Another excuse to buy M&S Autograph cashmere in every shade.
Editor: Sophie Hines / Photographer: Jonty Davies / Stylist: Chloe Forde / Hair stylist: Bjorn Krischker
Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Model: Georgina Grenville