Last week I talked about The Statements and this week we are looking at what colors dominated the runway. Romantic and sophisticated jewel tones (Bordeaux, Olive Green, and Emerald) and soft neutrals (Grey, Camel, and Ocean Blue) are the key components and focus of this season. With so many colors being shown (some which are staple/base colors), I am targeting the top three colors of the season - as before, the items chosen will be affordable and under $500.
Cotton Bomber Jacket, $80 |TOPMAN|
Fall calls for warm tones, and claret red made it's appearance on the runway of some major designers this season. Ideal for crushed velvet and satin tuxedos; adding this deep red color to your closet will bring a touch of luxury to your wardrobe.
How to wear it: As mentioned above, this shade of red is perfect for a crushed velvet or satin tuxedo or jacket. Pair this color with a deep shade of grey (cement) or black for a sophisticated and romantic look.
Designer Inspiration: Alexander McQueen
Leather Backpack, $498 |Marc By Marc Jacobs|
A clean take on military and another warm tone; this shade of green is masculine and easy to pair with other jewel tones or neutrals. This deeply saturated shade of green is a key statement for menswear this season.
How to wear it: A very masculine tone that's often paired with black, I prefer this color in outerwear or accessories. Since it's a very strong tone, a parka or textured bag makes for a stand-out statement piece. If you are opting for a garment, look for textured pants or a cashmere sweater.
Felt Fedora with Leather Band, $52 |Brixton|
One of my favorite colors, and color of the moment; grey is not only sophisticated, but an alternative to some of the richer colors offered this season. Available in various shades from cement to heathered, grey is playful enough to mix and match the tones, or keep it tonal for a clean look.
How to wear it: Grey is probably one of the easiest colors to wear, and one that everyone has in their wardrobe already. At the moment, I love a tonal look (as pictured above), but if that is not your style, look for pieces that will make a bold statement. Grey is a very subtle color, so it's all about the silhouette and texture; top coats and Chesterfield coats are easy ways to incorporate this color into your everyday style.
Designer Inspiration: Ami
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