Captivating Fall Colors

The best part of fall is finally being able to wear layered looks consisting of long sleeved shirts, jackets, cardigans etc. And though the weather is cooling down we still have awhile until Arizona sees coat-weather. However, we can still participate in fall fashion trends by incorporating this season’s color palette into our daily wardrobe.

Here are some great pieces that will not only allow you to start participating in fall fashion, but will also be easy to layer if need be… and let’s hope we will need to soon.

This year designers, for the most part, stayed away from neutrals and opted for bright, highly saturated colors. On several fall runways we saw all shades of green, from emerald to teal. What many people don’t know is that green looks good on every skin type… you just have to find the one that is right for you and this season there is no wrong shade. A pretty green blouse, like the J. Crew Elodie silk shirt shown here, is a simple way to add this color to your wardrobe. You can pair it with nice black slacks for work or a mini, opaque tights and shimmery accessories for a night out.

Yellow is one of the brighter colors you’ll see this fall, which makes this wool wrap dress a great transition piece–from fall to early spring and vice versa. Of course I don’t expect that everyone will want to walk out the door in a monochromatic sunshine look. For an equally striking pop of color do an elegant drop earring like these Lulu Frost Vintage glass earrings. I would find any excuse I could to wear these earrings everyday.

There are a couple of other reasons that I am excited about this captivating fall color palette: for one, color-blocking is still in full force and with all of the color options available color-blocking will be a cinch and second, you won’t have to stand around wondering which colors go together—because they all do. For example violet, plum, and grape go with green, yellow, and orange (our next color) and so on and so forth. So you could take this Marc by Marc Jacobs skinny belt and pair it with the yellow Tibi wrap dress… now how convenient is that?

When thinking about fall images changing leaves, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving come to mind… and all within a color palette of orange, browns, reds, and yellows. This year designers took off with these images and created rich and luxurious pieces in rust, tenné, and tangerine. My favorite piece is the Bottega Veneta velvet clutch, I don’t think you can get a fall piece more opulent than this.

By Kristianne Young

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