Cool, understated and chic, muted colours are bang on trend for SS22! From soft browns to pastel greens, these subtle shades will bless your wardrobe with a touch of stylish simplicity.
We’ve pulled together the most iconic looks and we’re serving you with style inspo from our womenswear collection, that every fashionista is sure to love.
Which Colours Are ‘Muted’?
Muted colours are the opposite to bright and vivid. Fun fact: they also have a touch of grey to them! They’re made up of long-adored subtle shades like mellow greens, soft lilacs, light browns, greys, and pale blues.
Technically, any colour can be muted if they have been ‘dulled’ or ‘greyed’.
Choose A Muted Colour Palette
As subtle as they are, muted hues can still add a ‘pop’ of colour to even the most low-key looks.
For instance, if you’re wearing an all-white combo or rocking black from head to toe, you can uplift your ‘fit with muted green accessories, like a scarf, necklace or chunky earrings.
Better still, make a quick switch by wearing makeup in muted colours and fashion a soft eyeshadow look, or paint your nails in a nude pink or brown.
One And Done
Make life easier, and pop on a block-coloured look. Take your pick of our quick-to-throw-on clothes – we’re loving classic co-ords, effortless jumpsuits and tracksuits that can take you from lounging to lifting.
We’re loving luxe looks right now and JDY are serving easy combos in blush pinks and soft greys – perfect for both casual get-togethers and daytime looks.
Dress Is More
In our eyes, you can never have enough dresses, and they’re the perfect way to showcase muted colour must-haves.
For brunches, baby showers and beyond, why not pick up a light blue midi dress for a glamorous look. With strappy styles, tiered and ruffled designs, you’ll be twirling through your plans in no time.
If you love a spaghetti sleeve dress, layer yours with a simple plain white tee – depending on how casual (and snug) you want to stay.
Finish your look by wearing your hair in your signature style (you do you). Just grab your staple jewellery and you’re good to go!
Trousers With ‘Flare’
Add some flare to your collection – (pun very much intended) and nod to the ‘70s with wide leg and printed trousers in muted colours.
Go full disco diva and kick it back in party pants from the G21 trouser collection, featuring ribbed flared trousers, mustard-yellow animal print trousers and sleek tailored co-ords.
If you’re feeling bold, serve a look in a boss tailored suit. We’re loving a soft cream co-ord teamed with a pair of oversized sunglasses.
For those of you, who prefer slim leg, straight leg and tapered styles, check out our women’s trousers for equally iconic muted bottoms with your name on ‘em.
Love To Layer
Layering up your look with a must-have womens’ coat or jacket is a fab way to stay up to date with the muted colour craze.
As the name suggests, shackets is a crossover between a shirt and a jacket – and we’re obsessing over all the trendy print drops here at George. From dogtooth patterns to checked fabrics, give your closet a refresh and bag a look that’s so you.
Don’t fancy revamping your entire wardrobe? No problem! There’s no need to do a full style overhaul, just tap into the trend by choosing nude and muted accessories instead.
Skip the dresses, trousers and knitwear and switch up your look with tan sandals, sand-coloured bags and stone hats.
It’s a fuss-free way to stay on-trend this season while making the most ofn your existing collection and staying on budget – we love a capsule wardrobe hack!
Day To Night Looks
As low-key as they may be, there’s no need to reserve your muted looks for daytime.
For sophisticated soirées and evening dos, there are plenty of ways you can show off this iconic colour palette after-hours.
Received that all-important ‘jeans and a nice top’ memo? We’ve got you covered! Put a twist on classic blue denim and choose grey, or even, cool white jeans to earn trendsetting status.
When it comes to tops, be as playful as you like and work anything from an off-shoulder Bardot top to a ruched jersey top in a muted brown or cute cream colourway.
For fresh style inspo and ways to get more wear out of your clothes, check out how to build a gender neutral wardrobe.