Bringing Fall into Your Style Now
Fall temperatures won’t arrive in most areas of Texas for a few more months. However, as I’ve preached over many years of blogging, one of the best ways to bring “fall” into your wardrobe when it remains hot is to wear the colors of fall. What we see in the Pantone color palette below are several colors that are atypical for the fall season. Therefore, wearing fall colors now will look like an extension of your spring and summer wardrobe. How simple is that?
Fashion Rules are Old School
For years now, designers have been nudging us towards a “no rules” fashion mindset. Leather and suede in spring? Sure! Moody florals in the summer? Why not? Bright colors in the fall? Well, there’s an idea. At a time of year when we experience less daylight and, in some areas, more rain, wearing bright colors is just the thing to put a pep in our step.
Fall’s Dark Neutrals
In place of black this fall is a deep navy blue called Blueberry (these are Pantone names). Amen to this shift. After all, I’ve rarely worked with a client who said they need more black in their closet. Per usual for fall, there is a medium gray tone. This one is called Quiet Shade, and there is a dark brown called Chicory Coffee. These three neutrals pair well with the brighter colors in the fall palette such as Spicy Mustard, Dragon Fire, Watersprout.
Earthy Greens Remain Popular
Also present in this season’s palette are the earthy greens we’ve grown used to seeing in the stores. We have Cardamom Seed, Loden Frost, and Martini Olive (above) and Abundant Green (below), a vibrant equivalent to emerald. Any of these greens would pair nicely with the warm medium-toned brown called Caramel Café and a light, warm neutral called Autumn Blonde (below).
Pair Bright Colors With Neutrals
It’s exciting to see a bright pink in the fall/winter palette. This one is called Rose Violet. I love to ground a bright color with a neutral to allow the vibrant color to take the lead. Rose Violet would pair quite nicely with Cardamom Seed (above), as well as Quiet Shade, Tapioca and Blueberry (below).
I do custom color analysis for clients, which pinpoints your best colors to wear. Color trends aside, it is important to know which of these colors you wear well. After all, wearing your best colors helps you appear healthy, vibrant, and youthful. Your color fan saves you time in the stores, and it assists you in removing unattractive colors from your wardrobe.
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Have fun playing with color this fall and winter seasons. Aspire to inspire others with your energizing ensembles. See you out there!