When it comes to fall fashion, bright color isn't something that comes to mind right away. The colder months are often about darker hues, but that doesn't mean you should retire all your bold, electric shades. Yes, it might be nice to wear all black from time to time, but that gets boring! There are plenty of ways to wear bright colors in the fall without looking like you showed up at a music festival a few months late.
Whether you're looking to add a pop of color to a dull outfit or go colorful all over, there are stylish ways achieve the perfect mix of colors. By opting for muted versions of your favorite summer hues, you can update them for fall. With colors like eggplant and dusty mint, there's no need to ditch all the brightness that you love when temps cool down.
These colors blend well with each other as well as neutrals, so you'll have no problem incorporating them into your next outfit. Even if it's just a tiny little glimpse of color in an accessory, these five shades will bring depth to your fall style like you've never seen before. By starting with your favorite cold-weather staples and adding just the right shade to a look, fall fashion has never been so easy to nail.
1. Zesty Mustard
Boat Neck Striped Knit Sweater, $8, Romwe | Ray-Ban Round Fleek Green Classic G-15, $165, Blue and Cream | Alexander Wang Women's Gabi Leather Rose Gold Detail Heeled Angle Boots, $865, Coggles | Slim Regular Jeans, $31, H&M | Faux Leather Late Watch, $18, Forever 21 | OPI Muppets Collection Pepes Purple Passion, $10, Beauty Store Depot | Fabiola Pedrazzini Mini Clea Lock Bag, $120, Century 21
Mustard is still a pretty boring color if you ask me, so why not switch it up with little more brightness? This color matches perfectly with all the staple fall shades and can easily be thrown into a bag or bracelet to instantly lighten things up.
Rag & Bone Women's Hollin's T-Shirt, $93, C oggles | Faliero Sarti Red Isidora Textured Border Cashmere-Blend Scarf, $440, Liberty London | Vince Sierra-2 Leather Peep Toe Bootie, $450, Neiman Marcus | Cluse La Boheme Rose Gold Watch, $102, Cluse | Cat Eye Round Sunglasses, $14, Yes Style | Saachi 18K Gold Clad Rose Quartz Stud Earrings, $30, Casa
The color of the year isn't quite red, but it's not quite purple either. Pair it with any hue from nude to black to gray and it'll seem effortless. It doesn't get simpler than this.
3. Dusty Mint
Erin V-Neck Baggy T-Shirt, $19, W ear It All | Suede Button Front A-Line Skirt, $75, Top Shop | Mint By Timi Circl Lariat, $28, Nelly | Mark Cross Grace Large Trunk Bag, $2,495, Barneys | Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots, $675, My Theresa | Elizabeth Showers Gigi Chalcedony Drop Earrings, $960, Last Call | Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, $21, T oo Faced
Mint is typically a very spring shade, but done up in a cold-weather fabric like suede and it's suddenly perfect for fall.
4. Burnt Orange
Chloe Patchwork Flap Wallet, $450, Monnier Freres | Acne Studios Narda Cotten T-Shirt, $120, My Theresa | Hermes Cape Cod Silver Dial Orange Leather Ladies Watch, $1,925, Joma Shop | Rockstud Bootie, $1,375, Valentino | Paige Skyline Skinny Jeans, $185, Style Bob | Stephen Webster Gold Struck Crystal Haze Necklace, $9,656, Harrods
If you're looking for a color that will really stand out, then this is the one for you. Keep your clothing pretty basic and incorporate burnt orange accessories like a watch, cute clutch, or necklace (OK, so maybe not a nearly $10,000 one — who are you, Blair Waldorf?).
5. Dusty Rose
H&M+ Biker Jacket, $62, H&M | Vero Moda Women's Wawa Top, $12, The Hut | Gianvit Rossi Suede Ankle Boots, $675, My Theresa | MICHAEL Michael Kors Small Rhea Studded Backpack, $358, Nordstrom | NAILS Inc Baby NailKale Collection, $19, Net-A-Porter | Paige Skinny Jeans, $215, S tyle Bop | Larsson & Jennings Lader Leather Strap Watch 40mm, $245, N ordstrom
Dress this color up for an effortlessly classic vibe or dress it down for a tough persona. Dusty rose is also the perfect color to wear on your nails to bring a pop to a fall outfit.
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