These Are the Colors to Wear for Fall
Color is everything in an outfit. Having a palette allows you to build looks smoothly (and get ready quickly in the morning too). And while you might think fall’s color trends will stick to earth tones, we’re doing something different this time around
Not to forget the effervescence of summer, this new season takes a page from sunshine to sprinkle some brightness into your closets. This might be intimidating for the regimented minimalists but a single pop of color is actually a great way to level up an outfit composed of basics. It can be a smooth addition in conjunction with a monochromatic wardrobe. This way, it introduces variety and vigor to an otherwise moody and dark palette.
Fret not because we don’t just mean neon; jewel tones are fail-safe and colorful alternatives to popsicle hues. Ready to expand your sartorials? Here are five of the trendiest colors to wear—featuring effortless and easy-to-digest outfit formulas too!
Taking notes from sunny months, this brilliant blue hue is still very much relevant even in fall. Because it’s such a universally-loved color, it can be worn on virtually any piece. We love this especially in trouser form—an acid wash jean for off-duty or a tailored straight-leg for the office. Accessory-wise, it’s a chic statement to make in jewelry.
- Smoothly transition from work to cocktail hour with a mock neck mini dress like the Blue Pleated Mini Dress with micro florals and pleats to fuse the spirit of summer and fall.
- Wear blue in your jewelry to add color in a subtle but striking way. The Blue Crystal Teardrop Earrings look amazing on just about anything.
- Forget plain sets—one way to motivate yourself to get moving is to sprinkle in some color and print into your activewear. Try a camo legging like the Blue Camouflage Leggings with a sports bra in a matching color.
- Make the Teri Jumpsuit your base for layering. Add in knitwear, cinch the waist with a belt, and top off with your favorite warm coat.
Orange will always be fall’s color and it’s here to stay whether you wear it in dayglow or muted like a terracotta. Try it in a jumpsuit for a fusion of style and function or a matching set for the weekend look that needs no overthinking. Either way, it’s a cheerful way to celebrate the spirit of autumn.
- Complement a plain dress with a colorful accessory like Northern Star Stone Marquise Earrings for a complete look.
- No reason to give up florals! Wear it in a fall-worthy version like the Roz & Ali Duster Sleeveless Popover’s pumpkin spice color palette.
- Wear it as a wristlet, a crossbody, or a wallet! Utilize multi-way accessories like the Tonya Crossbody to embellish your looks for errand days.
- The KAII Ruffle Asymmetrical Top will be an work day favorite featuring a ruffle to spruce it up under a matching pantsuit.
Don’t forget your greens! This time, it’s in a citrus version. It’s a good middle ground for a radiant green without being too intense; neither neon nor too pastel. It’s one way to accent a layered ensemble with outerwear as a finishing touch, make it the star of the show with a dress, or catch eyes with a cool crossbody.
- Steal the spotlight with a stylish yet comfy pair of trousers like the H Halston Drawstring Front Slit Pant. Dress it up with a dark blazer for the office or pair with a sweater or cropped jacket for the weekend. Either way, it’s an easy statement maker.
- For those off days when you just need to grab and go, the Ruffle Sleeve Waffle Top is the answer with its relaxed fit and frilly sleeves to add character.
- Shapely bags are the moment right now. Make an intentionally slouchy crossbody like the Mersi Clara Crossbody Pouch your finisher for a pop of color.
Just like orange, this is a quintessential fall color and one that bridges the gap between seasons perfectly. It’s wearable in sundresses and transitions smoothly into tailoring when the temperatures drop. For something more seasonally-appropriate, try it in a mustard instead of an in-your-face lemon. A cozy sweater layered under a midi or maxi dress is just the right in-between outfit for the outset.
- Go from office meetings to after-work drinks effortlessly with a sophisticated mini like the Yellow Puff Sleeve Dress
- Don’t let the rain cramp your style! Be prepared with the Tally Mid-Calf Rain Boots when it starts pouring. We love this with a long trench coat, a chunky sweater, and worn over your favorite jeans.
- Details make a simple piece so much more charming. Show off the ruffles on the Ruched Neck Ruffle Top by layering it with a long-sleeved knit top or wear under a jacket that you can peel off when it gets too warm.
- Jeans are a forever staple in every closet. Add the Super Stretchy Denim Jeans to yours in a mood-lifting shade.
Don’t feel like wearing color? We totally get it. Luckily, fall is a season that allows for a more muted palette. Plus sandy tones are super chic in any type of outfit—especially when worn in a matching set. While it may be subdued, it still brings the wow factor. Try it in linen for an extra comfy version of suiting and add in color through accessories or shoes for a surprising break in the monochrome.
- The Jess Button-Up Shirt Dress speaks for itself enough to be worn solo. But you can take it up a notch for colder weather with a printed trench coat like plaid or animal.
- For something more casual and light, the Antibes Linen Kimono is a great choice to wear over a simple top and jeans. Try this for a lunch date with pointed flats.
- Date night looks are sorted with a romantic high-low dress like the Set Sail Wrap Midi Dress with Parisian-inspired puff-sleeves.
With all these new trends coming up for fall, dressing might feel intimidating. One way to navigate it is to adapt them to your personal style. You don’t need to do a 180° on your wardrobe to full tailoring if athletic and casual is more your speed. But it’s important to have variety and to make your closet wearable for any type of occasion or activity. If your everyday is more subtle, add in a colorful or printed dress for special occasions. Remember to explore and just have fun with it.