You want to dress in fall shades to match the season, but there’s no reason you should look like a tree. There are lots of ways to wear seasonal fall shades and still make the colors suit your personal style. When it comes to fall colors, it’s all about what you wear with them.
Match rich browns with soft pastels. Baby blue, pretty pink and buttery yellow look amazing with chocolate brown, mahogany and other deep shades. The contrast brings out the richness of the brown. Don’t go too light with your brown clothing in fall; it’s a season for rich hues and deep color tones.
Make golds pop by dressing in bright accessories. Purses, shoes, belts and jewelry look amazing in gold, and pair well with a variety of color shades. Wear gold in silks and satins. The material reflects light to give the gold a little bit of glitter.
Blazing orange is one of the hallmark colors of the season, but it’s hard for anyone who’s not hunting for pheasant to wear. Add bold splashes of orange to your wardrobe with layers. An orange blazer on top of a neutral blouse or a bright collar beneath a sedate shirt creates stunning contrast. Pair oranges with neutral shades or black and white to really show off the shade.
Deep yellow is a spectacular fall color, but it’s not easy to wear. Yellow may clash against black hair and red hair, and tends to wash out blondes. Wear yellow with layers, or on the bottom of your body, to get the most out of the color and maintain a flattering look. Put a contrasting blazer over a yellow blouse, or wear yellow pants with a stylish jacket or sweater.
Bold red is a great color for any season. Red is stylish for fall looks, but it can overwhelm those more earthy tones of yellow, brown and orange. Wear red in patterns to tone down the color and still get that pop of brightness. Patterns are very stylish in the fall, which is all about texture. Pair a patterned blouse with solid pants or a skirt with a different pattern to create fashionable contrast.
Deep and light green shades look great in any fall wardrobe. From dark forest green to rich sage green, it’s a color that pairs well with all the other fall colors. The only green you should avoid is a very light yellow-green, a color that’s largely associated with spring.
Wearing color is a great way to brighten up your features and show off your natural colors. Certain shades will bring out your eyes or make your hair look more vibrant. Experiment with fall shades to see what looks best on you. Remember that the clothing and accessories you wear closest to your face will have the biggest effect on your features.