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Almond Oil is the Unassuming Autumn Colour Trend That Has Everyone Talking

After a summer characterised by bright prints and saturated pastel hues, we can’t blame you for feeling a little lost when attempting to transition your wardrobe to fit the bleaker winter months. Never fear, we have just the transitional shade to suit your whole wardrobe, no matter the season.


The colder months are fast approaching for those of us in the southern hemisphere, and, like every season, fashion devotees everywhere are wondering how to stay shade-savvy this autumn. Luckily for us, the fairy-godmother of colour forecasting, the Pantone Colour Institute, has gifted us with a guide of the season’s most important colour trends. The Institute’s Fashion Colour Trend Report for New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 detailed a rich narrative of ten colours and four neutrals, and the unanimous stand out is the refined blonde-beige shade, Almond Oil.

While delicate and subtle in their appearance, almond-tinged garments have made a bold impression on runways this season. Supermodel Gigi Hadid turned all eyes on almond at the Jacquemus Fall Winter 2020/21 Paris Fashion Week Show, draped in a structured crème dress for the hair flip moment that broke the internet. The renowned collection was showered with subtle neutrals throughout, parading Jacquemus’ signature tailoring and feminine silhouettes. Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta also followed suit on the stone-casted trend in their Fall Winter 2020 show, bringing life back to dull taupes in a range of buttered yellows and cheery soy hues.

Similarly, In February 2020 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West invited Architectural Digest cameras in for a tour of her entirely neutral-toned house, proving pale beige is a trend here to stay.

But what makes Almond-oil so notable as a shade in fashion is its versatility in a wardrobe. Garments pigmented with almond have a place in almost every outfit, so you can’t go wrong with a wardrobe of good quality, neutral basics. Knit bralettes, cushiony puffer jackets and form-fitting bodice tops are just a few of the pieces that smoothly complement any outfit with a rich colour narrative.

What’s more, almond-oil can also sit comfortably as a distinctive colour statement of its own. An outfit full of neutrals is a sophisticated way to show off quality fabrics and textures like linen, cashmere and Merino wool. Think cosy cable knit vests, sleek ribbed basics and free-flowing pants.

We think this soft Jacquemus bralette would fit perfectly with an oversized chestnut blazer, tailored suit pants and chunky runners, for cooler days when the sun is still shining.

See all of our favourite Almond Oil pieces below.

Edit by Eleanor Wilson
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