Color always plays a key role each season. It is quite easy to wear dark hues when the weather cools down. Let’s face it the cold weather and shorter days of sunshine damper our mood. So, I can totally see where wearing a monochromatic black ensemble every day during winter comes into play. However, this F/W step outside your comfort zone and play with a different color palette. From pastels, earth tones, to brights, there is a color palette out there for everyone. Keep reading to find your hues of the season.
Soft and Subtle
Pastels are huge this year, and the dusty pink and baby blue hues aren’t going anywhere anytime soon (hello, colors of the year). Incorporate flirty and feminine details into your wardrobe by purchasing a delicate dusty pink top with lace or embroidered details. Shoot for a fashion forward look by sporting a light blue or lilac fur jacket this season. Instead of opting for your traditional taupe, camel, or black suede; choose hues of peach.
Not quite bright, not quite muted. Spice up your wardrobe by mixing in warm hues with a muted undertone such as spicy mustard or potter’s clay. These colors both play into the seventies look that has been ever so popular. A chunky sweater in potters clay is on my must-have list for the fall. Although warm hues are hot, they don’t necessarily compliment every skin tone. Riverside and ocean are two cool hues that will freshen up your wardrobe, and look great on everyone. Not only does the beautiful turquoise-esque shade of ocean compliment many skin tones, but it is easy to pair with fashion colors such as violet, fuchsia, and even that potters clay orange. Velvet will be a must-have fabric this coming season, so snag some velvet in ocean for a lush look.
Bright and Bold
This F/W thou shan’t be afraid of color! If you read my post all about hues of pink, then you too I am sure have pink fever. Turn those dreary winter days into a bright, sun shining day with a pop of color. Turn the sex appeal up with a fire red dress, or sport a jacket in fire red to stand out amongst the crowd. I’m totally feeling a red, floppy felt hat this season. Switch out your plums and jewel tone violets for iris. Contrast the bright purple hue with a red orange or yellow.
It is no secret that the ultimate minimalistic wardrobe consists of your base hues of black, white, and taupe. Keep you minimalistic vibes this winter by including navy and shades of grey into your color palette. I am a sucker for chunky cable knit sweater in an off white. Neutral hues keep your wardrobe simple, and allow you to pair pieces with multiple items in your closet. Not to mention, investing in staple pieces in natural hues will allow you to keep the classic piece in your wardrobe for years to come.
Olive is making a huge appearance this season. A nice pair of olive bottoms (ponte pants or denim) will be an essential with your cream and taupe colored chunky sweaters. You can consider these earthy hues another basic for the season. Try swapping your black with hues of brown. Also, switch out your taupe with caramel, and think deep red/wines as your pop color.
Jewel tones tend to be a classic color palette during the holiday season. Plums and royal blues add elegance to your fall/winter color palette. You must not forget the ever so classic, crimson and forest green colors that bring the Christmas spirit. Although we discuss deep red as an earth tone above, wine is a classic F/W color that pairs well with your earthy, basic, midtones, and even pastel hues. It is a great color that is just in-between red and plum. Wine over the knee boots and booties are a nice way to incorporate the color into your wardrobe in a subtle way, that will still make a statement. They will go with nearly every color palette, no matter what suits your style.