Fall is the season of rich warm shades, like rusty orange, deep cranberry reds and chocolatey browns. It’s a general rule that white clothing should be packed away with summer tanks and flip flops, and bright vibrant colors are more appropriate for warmer seasons. Fortunately, mixing your bold pieces in with darker fall neutrals is very simple.
An easy rule to remember is to balance your bright colors sparingly. Imagine an artist splashing paint upon a canvas or a chef garnishing a dish with bright greens. Color shouldn’t be the main focus of your cool-weather outfit, but it should stand out against a darker backdrop.
Start one outfit with black leggings, black motorcycle boots and either a black peacoat or leather jacket. In this particular ensemble, your pop of color could be your shirt or a cold accessory. A mustard-colored drape tank top, like this piece from Top Shop, will stand out amongst the black in the rest of your outfit. Complete the look with a flash of red, or magenta lipstick and gold jewelry.
Another great idea for fall is showing off your flair for bold colors in your footwear. A gray wool dress and brown tights are begging for a pop of blue. Wear turquoise suede wedges with your favorite fall dress for the perfect statement. The suede fabric and closed-toe design is a little heavier than light summer sandals, so this kind of shoe works for fall. Pull the whole outfit together with a turquoise hair accessory that gives a nod to your bold footwear.
If you’re a fan of prints, mix bold colors into your warmer wardrobe with fun patterns and painterly designs. This Multi-Stripe Open Wrap sweater from Wet Seal is an excellent way to introduce bright, bold stripes into an otherwise simple, neutral outfit. Pair the cardigan with dark skinny jeans, brown cowboy boots, a vintage concert T-shirt, and favorite scarf. The pop of colors will give your outfit personality, and the lightweight fabric will be great for layering.