Earthy, natural colours are huge at the moment, and rust has emerged as the season’s centrepiece.   Having recently appeared on runways as the trendiest colour, can now be found on all garments and accessories from jeans to shoes to wallets.  I’ve been obsessed with this colour trend recently, especially paired with other earth tones and this season we will be seeing a lot of the rust and terracotta colours.  

What I like about this colour is that it complements almost every skin tone, and it goes so well with other warm earthy colours, which will fit perfectly with the Autumn / winter feel. It was also super popular in the 70’s, which was crowned as the hottest trend on the latest Autumn \ Winter runways.

Use it sparingly.  Being such a bold colour, rust is best worn on one garment at a time. If you even try to pair, say, a rust-coloured jumped with matching shoes, it will be too much. Pick one item per outfit to wear in this season’s main colour.

Plain rust coloured pants or jeans are the most versatile piece to own. Go for bottoms as simple as possible, with minimal visible pockets and detailing, and pair them with a patterned or textured top. This way rust is not the focal point of your outfit.


Shop my picks for the chicest rust items to try this season.

Colour Trends: Rust

Short dress
245 ZAR - romwe.com

Glamorous long sleeve crop top
540 ZAR - glamorous.com

230 ZAR - dailylook.com

Pour La Victoire suede booties
1 210 ZAR - currentboutique.com

Eddie Borgo earrings
1 530 ZAR - theoutnet.com

Eye Candy pendant necklace
430 ZAR - nordstromrack.com

RetroSuperFuture accessory
820 ZAR - yoox.com

Lipstick Queen lip pencil
275 ZAR - farfetch.com

Essie nail polish
130 ZAR - beauty.com

Rust Suede
1 420 ZAR - popmap.com


Here's some street inspirational images that will make you love the rust colour even more:


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