Photographs by Zoë Ghertner, Styled by Melanie Ward
Once the summer months fade away, it can be easy to subconsciously switch your wardrobe into a sea of neutral hues. But this year, there’s no excuse not to embrace the season’s most sumptuous hues: deep purples, rich reds, burnt orange, and perfect burgundy. Red, in all of its shocking glory, was one of the runway’s most standout trends, appearing everywhere from Michael Kors to Valentino. Want the most bang for your look? Try on a notice-me jacket, like the leather trench offered by Derek Lam. For those looking for a more off-beat option, try a rich violet—surprisingly neutral when paired with a simple top (here, an Hermes skirt goes perfectly with a crisp white button-down). And to truly embrace the chillier weather, opt for leather options, whether it be coats, skirts, pants, or whatever. Here, model Natalie Westling shows off the season’s best hues.