Classic Autumn Color Palette


Back in March, I shared my spring color palette with you all. I absolutely love experiencing all four seasons (it's one of my favorite things about living on the East Coast) and switching my wardrobe into a "capsule" for each season with a new color palette. Everyone is probably sick of me saying it, but autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the season and how the rich hues translate into fashion. Dressing for fall weather is just the best! Today, I thought I'd share some of my favorite autumnal shades and how you can encorporate seasonally-appropriate hues into your wardrobe. 

Army Green + Warm Pink

This is a color combo I keep seeing, and I absolutely love! Individually, both are stunning colors -- but together, they compliment each other so well and really encapsulate the autumn spirit. I love how a soft, feminine pink contrasts with a (slightly) more masculine, darker army green. Go for a warmer hue of pink to make it more appropriate for colder weather, rather than the bright, cooler pinks of summertime. My foolproof formula: army green chinos and a warm pink sweater or top. Chic, a bit unexpected, and perfect for the autumn! This combo also pairs beautifully with neutrals like rich brown or mahogany, khaki, and cream.


Mustard Yellow 

Mustard yellow is one of those colors that brings a very vivid picture to my mind. Whenever I see this shade, I think of setting the Thanksgiving table while the kitchen fills with the smell of roasting Turkey and baked apples and the Macy's parade plays on TV. It brings instant comfort and warmth! For me, mustard is distinctly fall -- it's the autumnal sister of summer's buttercup yellow, but a step before winter gold. I love mustard fabrics with a bit of texture, like a cord or velvet. Pair it with cream, army green, or even a deep navy.



Rust Red

Like mustard yellow, rust is a very fall color for me. I love wearing darker, jewel-toned reds in the colder months, but cool deep red (read: cranberry) is more Christmas-y than autumnal. Rust is a great warmer alternative that embodies the stunning shade of autumn leaves and really feels authentic to the season. I love rust paired with deep teals, warm grays, and blackish greens. This is also a great color to wear with any of your houndstooth items!

What shades are you looking forward to wearing this season?

xo,

1 comment:

  1. Love this post, the first set is going to be my inspiration for getting dressed today !

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