There’s no doubt you’ve heard your favorite designers shouting from the runways – color is hot, hot, hot this season! While they’re refusing to let the economic gray cloud invade our closets, they are staying away from the one-season wonders and opting instead for versatile colors that will transcend the trends, choosing to infuse their creations with playful hues that are sure to brighten our days for seasons to come.
Even if color isn’t your forte, it’s easy to incorporate it into your favorite outfits for an instant style update. Indulge in the delicious delight of Honey, Citron, Chestnut and Dark Chocolate, and revel in the romance of dramatic colors like Deep Orchid, Charcoal, and Night Sky. While your more adventurous fashionista friends will create audacious unions of color, this trend is totally wearable for those of us who prefer to stay within the lines. If you’re more color-cautious, try throwing a Persimmon cardigan or colorful scarf over your white top and jeans, or add a pop of color to a neutral palette with a teal handbag, piece of statement jewelry, or funky shoe hue in purple or blue. Think you can’t wear color? Think again! You CAN … and you deserve a little fun! So take your cue from the rainbow, and carry your color with confidence. All it takes is a few key pieces to transform into a colorfully courageous stylista!
Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate fall’s cornucopia of color into your wardrobe.
- Mix & Match: Don’t be afraid to try unexpected color combinations. Embrace a carefree spirit when mixing colors, but for best results, tie them all together and ground them with a neutral like a brown belt. Have fun and experiment with prints. Just keep it balanced with a solid shade and simple accessories.
- Tonal Delight: If you live by the motto “rules were made to be broken,” this one’s for you! The trick to going tonal is matching like colors that are similar but not exactly the same, and it usually looks best with knits and flowy fabrics. Accent with accessories – pairing black pieces with a bright colored outfit, and bold or bright accessories with darker ensembles.
- Nice and Neutral: If you’re a little less color confident, or just prefer to stick with neutrals, here’s your chance to take a walk on the wild side! Start with a basic black or winter white palette, and add a pop of color through a vest or cardigan. Or use accessories like a scarf, shoes, jewelry or purse to tell your color story.
Don’t be afraid of color – embrace it! Color your wardrobe with confidence!
Nothing marries the must-have statement piece with color like a captivating accessory. Cinch your waist with a bright belt, adorn your neck with a stunning scarf, or add the finishing touch with a colorful clutch and scene-stealing shoes! Bold bangles, chunky necklaces, and lavish earrings are must-haves this fall and are easy ways to add personal flair.