Color Coded: Top 5 Shades for Fall 2012

Color Coded: Top 5 Shades for Fall 2012

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Ahh fall. Crisp, clean air. Warm, cozy fires. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. This season has so much to offer and if the latest runways are any indication, the color craze won’t stop at the foliage.

This season we’re seeing some amazing items in stunning color options. No need to slink into the black, brown, and grey pieces of autumns past when there are so many fabulous colors brightening our closets.

Fall's Brights

Here’s a rundown of this fall’s 5 top color picks and how you can wear them:

1. Royal Blue — Not just reserved for the royal family across the pond, a royal blue pair of shorts can look super chic with a blazer and heels for a night out with the girls.

2. Orange — Fall’s signature color can be yours too! Top a sheer, orange blouse over grey skinnies and flats for Saturday errands.

3. French Roast — A deep coffee color brings new life to a pair of classic cords. Add flats, a white oxford and simple cardigan for the office.

4. Burgundy — Dubbed oxblood this fashion season; it’s become the “it” color. So match your pants to your wine glass. Wine-colored skinny jeans look great with riding boots and an easy white tee.

5. Chartreuse — Guaranteed to stick out in your closet this fall, a chartreuse ruffled blouse adds a perfect pop to an otherwise simple outfit. Pair with another “it” color this season, topping royal blue ankle-length pants and flats as the temps begin to cool. (Or, wear it to the Emmy’s! Didn’t you love Julie Bowen’s gown last night? ~Stef)

A little wary of the color trend? Stick with some of the season’s more muted hues. Burnt olive, mustard, and hunter green are all great options to add a pop of color without looking like a bag of M&Ms.

we heartsters — how will you embrace the color trends of the season?

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6 thoughts on “Color Coded: Top 5 Shades for Fall 2012”

  1. I really like wearing mustard in the fall. I can imagine it going beautifully with ALL of this season’s “it” colors! *sigh* Maternity clothing needs to be about 1000x cuter.

  2. I’m pretty excited about the color trends that are going on. I wore bright red skinny jeans for the first time in my life this season, and my mom was a little shocked hahaha… It’s definitely fun and fashionable without being too “out there” (like the terrible harem pants/MC Hammer pants trend that briefly came back).

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