In the past they have been scolded, name called and tossed aside for being rather boring. Colours like beige, mustard, and various shades of brown, that is.

But it's always been about how you style them. Now '70s era colours have been reintroduced in a more exciting way for 2018, ready to be worn as everyday basics like knits, skirts and jackets; and we are lapping it all up. 

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Whether in dress or in it's semi-natural state, it is always a basic needed in every wardrobe. Go for polo necks or oversized pieces and play with layering and blending more formal and informal pieces, like adding a silk slip dress underneath worn with a pair of sneakers. Even add leather into the mix. 

Shop: 

Funnel neck knit, Witchery at Woolworths, R1,108.64.

Lightweight roll neck knit beige, Spree, R289.

Jersey with side criss-cross detail, Spree, R449.

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And key other pieces. 

Whether it's a tailored pair of beige or cream trousers, or a check midi pencil skirt, pairing it with other classics like an oversized denim jacket, a check blazer or a blue striped shirt and adding a few exciting elements (a hat or some fun accessories) can make for the perfect autumn look. 

Check pencil skirt, Woolworths, R402.50.

Wide trousers, H&M, R799.

Check blazer, mrp, R229.99.

Twill skirt, H&M, R529.

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