Terracotta is the warm earthy colour invoking thoughts of Mediterranean summers, cobbled streets, and rustic earthenware planters on sunny balconies – and it's the hot new trend set to take the 2019 fashion scene by storm!
High street fashion stores have been filled with back-to-nature colours for little while now, with mustards, ochres, and olives featuring widely, while interior designers and homewares stores have been crushing on autumnal red, orange, and brown tones. Terracotta literally means "baked earth", the colour of fired clay, and if you're getting in on the fashion trend we've got the clip-on earring accessories to suit.
But first, why is terracotta so fashionable? Terracotta ranges in shade from burnt orange to brick red and rust, to a cinnamon red-brown. It's neutral, it's natural, and it goes with a lot more colours than you'd imagine!
You can pair your terracotta with any of the colours of the forest, from soft moss greens to the deep greens of pine needles, and even the grey-greens of evening shadows. It goes with blue too! From the teal blue of a late evening sky, to a soft powdery baby blue, terracotta will harmonise perfectly.
It's dramatic with black. Black shoes, black belt, black fascinator, black earrings – even a black ribbon around your wrist - terracotta and black make a striking impact.
It soothes with natural tones of beige, cream and sand for a relaxing beachy feel.
For casual wear, a terracotta top or soft pullover looks great with jeans, while you'll find heaps of terracotta dresses on the high street for a classy evening out, and smart skirt and trouser suits are perfect teamed with a cream silk blouse for the office. Click through the slideshow for inspiration.
How to accessorise your terracotta with clip-on earrings
Look for clip-on earrings in gold and rose gold tones, or with peach or colorado topaz crystals to add a touch of sparkle.
Jet black crystals and enamelled black earrings create a dramatic contrast to terracotta fashions.
Anything with a natural look, like shell, pearl, beads and soft fabrics in neutral colours are perfect for casual wear.
Be bold! So many colours go with terracotta, so take a look at what you're pairing with and choose a pair of colourful clip-on earrings to suit!
The clip-on earrings featured in this article are all available right here at Alyssum Jewellery (current at time of publication). Take a look at our store and find the pair for you!
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