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Swatching the weather: Best colours to wear in winter

Swatching the weather: Best colours to wear in winter

Posted on: 23rd Dec, 2016

We all recognise traditional Christmas colours like red, white and gold – but it takes more than that to make your wardrobe reflect the festive season. Every year sees new fashions gracing the men’s catwalks – and 2016 is no different. To help you get your winter attire right, we’re exploring all thing colour and sharing the best colour picks for the winter season.

Winter shade #1: Red

red tartan fabric

If you like to embrace all things festive and Christmassy, a red shirt is a must. As it’s quite a bold colour, we recommend choosing your style and pattern of shirting carefully – opting for red checks or prints instead of block colour. For example, our Mc Lean Tartan Fabric and Sterling 12 Red Checked Fabric both prove that you can wear red well.

Winter shade #2: Green

green tartan cotton fabric

Green is a classic choice for winter and a great alternative to the classic black or blue. We recommend forest shades rather than brighter green shades, which can be a little garish. Forest green is best suited to informal clothing rather than office wear. And, if you like, you can even experiment with stylish tartan or checks. Why not give it a go this season with our Hunting Steward Tartan Fabric and Hampton 505 Green Check Fabric?

Winter shade #3: Rust

kendal rust check cotton fabric

Rust and tan coloured materials like our Kendal Dale Rust Check Fabric are ideal for warming up your winter look. You’ll want to pick a fabric with orange or peachy tones for trendy, winter style. Rust and tan are also great choices for creating a country or rustic-inspired look and can be teamed with woollen jumpers and brogues for the complete look.

Winter shade #4: Midnight blue

Devonshire blue print fabric

If you’re looking for an alternative to the classic black shirt, choose midnight blue. We have plenty of stylish blue shirting materials to choose from, including our Skipton Midnight Panama Fabric and Devonshire 02 Blue Printed Fabric. This modern shade is trendy and sophisticated and looks good on just about any man.  Midnight blue is also flattering for paler skin tones while traditional black may just make you look washed out.

Winter shade #5: Wine

Hampton 402 wine printed fabric

If you’re looking for a bold winter shade that can be worn both at work and for seasonal social gatherings, go for ruby and wine shades. These jewel tones are the perfect complement to earth tones and look great layered with grey or tan. Our wine coloured shirt favourites include our Hampton 402 Wine Printed Fabric and our Oxford Bengal Wine Striped Fabric.

If you’re looking for shirting for your New Year’s event, take a look at our Black Tie Event Fabrics. And don’t forget that we’ve got a fantastic seasonal offer on right now. You can get 20% off any order over £100 with the coupon code XMAS. So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

What colours have you been wearing this winter? Let us know over on Twitter @AcornFabrics