These 7 Colours Are the Key to Looking Richer Than You Are This Winter

Once the colder weather approaches, there are a few key things we can always expect. Firstly, on weekdays at least, we'll be rising earlier than the sun. Secondly, we'll begin daydreaming about open fireplaces. And thirdly, we're about to start seeing a whole lot more beige, brown, and orange tones on the rails and in new-in sections. Whether it is because those colours mimic the hues of the changing leaves or simply play contrast to the bright colours we typically wear earlier in the year, there is something about this season that has everyone dressing in warm, cosy tones and timeless neutrals.


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It's a tried-and-trusted colour palette that we know we turn to year after year, as each shade looks good individually but also seamlessly complements the other. We've noticed members of the style set also getting on board with the colour combinations, as many of our fashion friends have been posting idyllic images dressed in shades of beige, cream, grey, navy and brown. For those wanting to add a little more colour, orange and a deep shade of burgundy have also been on high rotation.

While black is also on the list for this season and never fails to look slick, we're choosing to prioritise lighter colours. Not only do we know they will see us through the cold months, but they'll also look just as good once the spring sun starts to show. Scroll below to shop key pieces from our favourite winter colour palette.

1. Brown 


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The clue is in the name—rich, chocolatey hues never fail to look expensive, especially when worn top to toe. 

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2. Beige 


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Versatile and elevated, beige is far from a boring colour choice. 

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3. Navy


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Although black will always be an integral colour in the winter palette, take the softer approach in navy hues. 

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4. Orange


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It might seem unexpected, but bright tangerine hues always come into their own in the cooler months. Wear with shades of ecru and cream for extra luxe appeal. 

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5. Burgundy 


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Like a fine wine, there's something decadent and impossible to resist about deep burgundy hues. 

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6. Cream


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Embrace the lighter side of autumnal styling with a full cream look made up of different textures. 

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7. Grey


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Far from dismal, grey tones look particularly premium worn with leather accessories in black or brown. 

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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.