What colours are in style this fall?
Excited in Delbrook
In the past couple of seasons, there have been many bright colours and loud prints that have been in style. They are still in fashion. The colours and prints have been subdued, but only in comparison to some of the previous seasons. This fall, colours are bold and prints are still trending.
A dark, sombre look is in fashion, with an injection of colour. How bright you want this injection to be is a personality choice. Many ladies are not fond of the brights, so they opt out. If you want to keep to the darker colours then black is your colour. But I say, there are many dark colours that aren’t so sombre, like brown, charcoal, olive green, deep purple, burnt orange that you can choose from. From a distance they may seem like a brown or black, but as you get closer, there is actual colour to your outfit.
A great way of having dark and light colours mixed together is with tweed, houndstooth, Prince of Wales and plaids. This pattern can be dark, light and colourful. Traditional is in fashion, but with all the colours that can be woven in, there is lots of room for trends. So far this look is called the “nouveau grunge” and I am loving it!
The brights to inject are not necessarily that bright. They can range from neutral to neon. Pink and yellow are the best examples of colour that you will see matched up with darker colours. The range of brightness and contrast is again a personality choice. Both extremes are in fashion. Your outfit should have some pop to it. If you are going to buy a trendy bright, go cheap and wear it out.
Cobalt blue is rapidly becoming the trendy colour of the season. Especially, in the form of denim. Dark shades of denim from indigo to indigo-black are very in fashion this season. Many dark shades of blue are in style and it looks great with black as well as bright colours. Blue is the new black. It has developed into a stylish colour to infuse into your wardrobe.
Shades of grey are also popular. Since grey has been around for the last few fall seasons, I now consider it to be a staple in my wardrobe. Grey is the new brown. By now you should have many grey pieces in your wardrobe. If you don’t, pick up a few classic pieces in grey, as well as brown. These two colours are excellent alternatives to black and are solid fashion items.
Green, purple, and red are the other popular colours for fall. They are wearable and chic. Deeper shades don’t pack a punch, but do make a statement. They convey that the wearer is stylish and confident enough to pull together an outfit that doesn’t have to be black.
My best advice is to find the colours that you like. Keep an open mind about other dark colours. Don’t forget about injecting a bright colour. Match them up and create an overall colour block ensemble that does not look like skewed patchwork.
Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. Reach her through her Facebook page Mattie-a-la-Mode.
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