Fashion: Neutral territory

By Dan Ahwa

Stack ’em up. Surrender to this season’s bold accessory game-changer.

Rollas top, $119.90. Theory pants, $395, from Muse. Moochi scarf, $90. Photo / Chris Gorman
Rollas top, $119.90. Theory pants, $395, from Muse. Moochi scarf, $90. Photo / Chris Gorman

Organic desert tones are the neutral palette of choice this season, pairing with pretty much any colour from a block bright for an interesting take on colour blocking, to classic tones of cream and navy for something more tried and true.

Desert tones offer subtle colour during winter and effortlessly transition into a spring wardrobe.

Arid colours that evoke open plains and russet-tinged landscapes offer plenty of inspiration in a season so often typified by its sombre colour palette preferences, particularly shades of grey and black.

Desert tones worn together offer another interesting option that's on easy on the eye, particularly in a combination of organic cotton, 100 per cent silks and supple leathers.

Karen Walker's burnt sienna midi skirt (#3) illustrates the perfect length and colour for the season.

For something warmer in tone, you can't go past the ochre "Framed" dress by Kowtow (#4). With waist ties that can be used either in the front or back and a high neckline, it's a versatile dress that also works well layered over a black skivvy to enhance its brilliant colour.

Stockists
• Buana Satu (09) 358 5561
Deadly Ponies
• DFS Galleria (09) 308 0700
The Department Store
• Gorman (09) 529 2279
Julian Danger
Le Specs
Lucy McIntosh
Karen Walker
Mi Piaci
• Muse (09) 520 2911
Rollas
• The Third Eye (09) 379 8739
Under The Sun
• Workshop (09) 303 3735

Stylist: Dan Ahwa
Photographer: Chris Gorman
Hair and makeup: Stacy Lee Ghin using Koa Cosmetics
Model: Evelina Milward at Clyne Models
Stylist's assistant: Zuzana Edwards

- NZ Herald

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