Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall Color Trends - Jewel Tones

Image via National Geographic
Summer is drawing to a close, and fall clothing is starting to fill up the stores and magazines, and I've noticed that the rich, jewel tones are definitely in this season. In fact, the colors on the fall runways seem to mirror the colors of nature and autumn leaves themselves. From deep emerald and jade greens to mustard yellows and ruby reds - and everything in between. Jewel tones in general are big this season, but marigold, emerald and ruby red are definitely the number one picks.


Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Banana Republic, Roland Mouret, Lanvin and Fendi

I have to say, one of my favorite ways I've seen this color worn is as a warm wool coat - like Taylor Swift's, below. It's just such a bright and bold color for a season that can be so gray and dark - especially here in Seattle.

Beyond Beauty Basics and Fashion Copius
Frankly, I am a little intimidated by wearing such a bold yellow color like marigold or mustard, but done the right way, anyone can pull this color off. If its not the best shade on you, avoid sweaters and tops that are near your face and try a cute skirt or pair of earrings. It's also a great when matched with gray - a very chic and modern combination.

Cardigan - Splendid, Corduroys - Current Elliott, Earrings - Erikson Beamon, Skirt - Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Dress - Victoria Beckham, Skirt - Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, all images via Net-a-Porter


Milly, Ralph Lauren,Valentino, Zac Posen, all images via
 The emerald trend first started popping up a few months ago on starlets on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, and its still going strong. It's a great color for a top or dress for an evening out this fall.

Stockholm Street Style, Source Unknown, Wit and Delight
Maxi skirts are still in for fall, so think about getting one in this rich color - it will definitely liven up your wardrobe. If you are feeling particularly gutsy and fashion forward this fall, think about doing fur in this color - fur is another huge trend for the upcoming season!

As for me, I want to wear these Oscar de la Renta earrings - I can't take my eyes off of them. I am also thinking about trying out the green Essie nail polish in "Going Incognito".

Earrings - Oscar de la Renta, Bag - Fendi, Nail Polish - Essie, Long Dress - Gucci, Short Dress - Roberto Cavalli

Ruby Red

Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Monique Lhullier and Prabal Gurung
Red has always been a popular color for fall and winter seasons, but I've seen more of it on the fall runways this year than ever before. If I had to pick one major color for the season, this would be it!

Victoria Rice and Mode Pass
Is there any combination more chic and ladylike than red and black? A red coat is a fall and winter wardrobe staple that I have got to get my hands on this year.

Another piece I'd love to get my hands on? This glittery red pouch from Marni - j'adore!

Red Glitter Pouch - Marni, Dress - Giulietta, Purse - Jason Wu, Sweater - Moschino Cheap and Chic, Dress - Theory

Which color is your favorite? Will you wear all of them this fall?