Read on for 6 easy tips on how to wear fall colors.
1. Lean on complementary colors.
Half the battle is pairing two shades that look really good together. Earth tones are a great place to start, and they match the colors that are naturally found in fall. If you normally wear a lot of brown, try adding green for a subtle nod, or, if you’re ready to hit the ground running, opt for energetic oranges or yellows. Either way, if the colors you picked look harmonious, you’re on the right track.
2. Liven up trusty basics.
Switch up your routine look with an outer layer in a more optimistic color instead of the usual black, brown and gray. It’ll bring a fresh take to the everyday, and can make an otherwise plain outfit pop. The best thing is, since there are so many different styles of jackets, hoodies and pullovers, it’ll be easy to find one you’ll want to live in all season long (especially if you ask your Stylist). Just make sure every piece you pair with it plays well together (see tip 1) all the way down to your shoes.
3. Keep it light up top.
Now’s your chance to opt for a few layers that let you move. Add visual interest to your shirt rotation with a bright heavyweight option to show you’re game for what may seem challenging to get right—just keep everything solid so all items work together. Add outerwear that shows off your bold color choice, keeps your core warm and allows for the right amount of air flow as you commute to work/hit the great outdoors.
4. Go all out with a fun print.
Fall is about changing over a new leaf, and nothing says you’re trying something new like donning a printed shirt. Making a statement (with the right piece) has never been easier or more accepted, now that street style has made its way into the norm. Keep the theme going by rounding out your allover print or pattern with edgier pieces (bomber jackets are still going strong) in unexpected colors that complement each other. You’ll reinforce that you’re just going for it and look good at the same time.
5. Pull off pink (or close to it).
There are different degrees of wearing pink, but all are up for grabs with the proper execution. A 9-to-5 look is the way to go if you’re unsure of where to start. Pick a patterned button-down shirt that has pink (or coral or a washed-out red) as well as a complementary color such as light blue. Pair your shirt with the usual suspects, and remember to go for slimmer cuts to keep everything looking sharp.
6. Fully embrace pastels for the weekend.
You’re relaxing, maybe running a few errands or just hanging out. It’s the perfect time to throw a curveball into your outfit with a pastel or two. It’s easier to pull off than you think. Start with styles you already know you like to wear (T-shirts, polos, chinos, sweatshirts), then choose a few soft-washed, faded shades (try lavender—it goes with a lot of other colors). Throw in a few neutrals to balance it all out, and finito.
There you have it—your guide to a fall-worthy wardrobe in a few colorful steps. Ask your Stylist to get on the fastest route to your closet refresh.