Colours we look forward to for Autumn & Winter


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Colours we look forward to for Autumn & Winter

According to the Pantone Institute, it will be: “A vibrant color palette that reflects our hybrid lifestyle and is a celebration of bold and joyful moments.” And that is just perfect for Miss Milly, big grins all round.

We don’t work quite as far ahead as the fashion houses but our collections for the coming season were finalised in the Spring. And in June, we’re now working on next Spring & Summer. So we pay attention to the colour forecasts. We have to ensure a palette that has a good balance of trend colours and those that always sell well for us. For example, we would never have a Spring & Summer season without turquoise, it’s unthinkable!

The Pantone Institute’s announcement goes on to say: “Colors for Autumn/Winter 2022/2023 contrast our competing desires for calm and comfort with energy boosting vitality through a range of restful and restorative colors, in tandem with exuberant tones.” This covers all bases really as their analysts are taking an overview of colour, rather than looking specifically at fashion and accessories, so whilst we always take note of their predictions, we also look at the catwalks and more fashion specific forecasts. And from there we pull together our own palette.

Green has been quite dominant in fashion so far this year and that trend is set to continue. We’ve only ever really worked with lime and teal but for next season, we’ve got some emerald tones too.

When you get the right shade, orange can be brilliant for the Autumn. We’ve had great success in the past with a deep, red toned orange that will feature again this year. It’s a bridge colour carrying the bright vibes of Summer through into Autumn and beyond into the reds of Christmas.

And yes, red will be back, we always have some for what the trade terms the ‘Golden Quarter’, the run up to Christmas. This year, we are using dark red, claret and burgandy, which, depending on the material they are used with, can sometimes look more purple. Scarlet is a colour that doesn’t work well in jewellery, it can look cheap, and red is probably the shade we have the most trouble getting right.

Our favourite colour combination for this Autumn & Winter, and you’ll see it in a few of the new pieces, is a dark purple red called Tawny Port with a light blue and pale mauve or cream. Used with silver-coloured metal, it’s a very classy and elegant mix, and we love it! We’re also introducing a gorgeous shade called Tapestry, which sometimes looks like a dark blue-grey, and sometimes it is more of a teal. It’s worked a treat with other blues in tonal combinations but also as a standalone colour. And it really changes in shade when used with resin depending on whether the backing is aluminium foil, mother of pearl paper or marbled paper.

Miss Milly is all about colour and using it to express yourself. Some people like to follow the trends and others like to wear what they know suits them. Whatever your preference is, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to suit within the Miss Milly treasure trove!

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  • Pretty, hand-painted jewellery sets. If t-shirts and vests are still not in our immediate future (is it 🌧️ again where you are?), these look good with shirt collars and over jumpers. 

#willspringevercome #flowerjewellery #flowerjewelleryset #handpaintedjewellery #colourfuljewellery
  • We don’t ever shout about this and with 59% independent retailers worried about price increases in 2024*, we probably should!

Our manufacturing is financed with US Dollars so we are susceptible to fluctuations in the exchange rate. Long gone are the days of two Dollars to the Pound and today the rate is around $1.26 to £1. 

Sarah was once told in no uncertain terms by a business mentor that she should increase prices as standard every year. She doesn’t agree with that. When a new product is introduced at Miss Milly, the trade price is set according to the exchange rate and costs at the time. This price will remain the same for the whole season. If the product is restocked for a subsequent season the price is re-evaluated and if the exchange rate or costs have moved considerably, then the price is adjusted accordingly. Usually it remains the same, sometimes it unfortunately has to go up but at other times it actually comes down! 

The factories we work with also do their best to minimise price increases, working with us to keep affordability a priority.

You may not have noticed but this season a couple of our best-selling lines have reduced in price. The FN122 Layered Necklace has slightly decreased, as has our best-selling FN211 Heart Necklace. And the Heart Necklace is actually only 3% more than when it was first introduced seven years ago in 2017! 

So please rest assured that we are always doing what we can behind the scenes to keep our gorgeous products affordable for both retailers and consumers. 

* source: poll in @prog_gifts_greetings magazine latest issue

#pricingstrategy #affordablejewellery #honestwholesaler #affordablejewelleryandaccessories #transparencytuesday
  • Our scarf samples arrived for Autumn-Winter. These colours 🥰 Already looking forward to getting them out on display at the @homeandgiftharrogate trade show in July! 

#veryearlysneakypeek #aw2425 #wholesalescarves #scarfsupplier #colourfulscarves
  • Brightening up our grid with this lovely photo to try and entice the sunshine ☀️ Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Gorgeous dress by @nordenstjerne 
Model @carmescolano 

#multicolourjewellery #popsofcolour #colourpops #yellowwall
  • Our Pebble Necklaces have been really popular. Bold and make a real statement but aren’t overbearing. Matching drop earrings and an elasticated bracelet are available too. 

Enter 602 in the search box on our website to see all pieces in green, mauve and raspberry.

#limegreennecklace #greennecklace #greennecklaceset #limegreenfashion #pebblenecklace

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