While it’s hot and humid outside, the calendar pages are indeed flipping rapidly and it will be fall before we know it. So here at Dressed for My Day and at my YouTube channel, we’re getting our wardrobes ready for autumn. Today let’s talking about the trending fall colors that we’ll see in fall fashions and accessories through winter 2022.
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Remember, the colors of your wardrobe are really a very personal choice. You should wear the colors you enjoy. I like to wear colors that I frequently receive compliments in, but I also choose to wear colors that reflect how I’m feeling on any given day. And I especially enjoy wearing colors that resonate with the season around me. So you do you!
But if you’d like to participate in any of the current color trends, I want to share those with you. And I encourage you to tweak them to fit your personal style aesthetic and personality.
Psst! You might want to refer back to this post, How to Choose the Colors of Your Wardrobe for more tips on incorporating the trending colors into your personal style.
First, here’s a graphic with all of the Pantone colors of the season. Each year the Pantone Color Institute™ releases a fashion forecast of the colors we’ll be seeing dominate the newest styles and accessories. The colors supposedly reflect the societal trends we’re seeing in our culture, and this year Pantone Color Institute™ says the deep and varied colors represent things like hope, creativity, personal expression, personal growth and comfort.
Let’s see how these colors resonate with you.
I’m not going to detail every one of those colors, by the way. But I’m highlighting the ones I’m already seeing a lot of in women’s fashions. In fact, I’ve had a preview of the Talbots October catalogue as well as a few others so, while I can’t share those images with you I can tell you that I am indeed seeing some of the colors above in your favorite brands’ lineups.
So I’m attempting to share a handful of the colors in this fall’s trend report with a shopping widget filled with styles and accessories in those colors. You may not be ready to buy them yet (but you may!). But I just thought it would give us a good way to see how the colors are being implemented into the styles we love.
Oh! And I also have one addition that’s not even in the Pantone chart, but we’re seeing it everywhere. Can you guess what it is? I’ll share it last.
We saw a lot of this highly pigmented, bright yellow this spring and summer. But It’s going to add a surprising burst of brightness and cheerfulness to fall and winter styles, too.
If you love to wear yellow and it’s one of your signature colors, you’re in luck. I think we’ll be seeing lots of this vibrant color in sweaters, shirts, pants and jackets. But if you want to participate in this color trend while staying in your non-yellow lane, you’re in luck, too. I’m already seeing plenty of yellow shoes, handbags and other accessories that you can wear to accent your other colors.
Pale Rosette or Blush Pink
I feel like I’ve been saying that blush pink has been trending for three years now. Honestly, I think we do indeed find some shade of pink that resonates with us year after year. And while this year both blush pink and vibrant fuchsia are trending, I’m seeing and hearing more about the soft pinks. It will be fun to wear this soft subtle shade in sweaters, tops, dresses and accessories.
I’ve collected some pretty pink styles in the fashions and accessories that are available for inspiration. These are shoppable images, of course. But it’s fun just to see them all fanned out like this, too.
Olive Branch or Dark Green
You probably noticed there are two shades of green included in the Pantone list of trending colors. And I’m sure we’ll see lots of variations on both. But right now I’m mostly seeing a lot of the olive or sage or jungle green. And why not? That’s one of the colors that we typically gravitate to as we head into fall.
Green is one of the most universally flattering colors because most of us have some flecks of green in our eyes. So you can probably find some shade of green that looks great on you, whether it has warmer or cooler undertones. Green is one of my signature colors and I love wearing it because I actually have pale green eyes.
Psst! Want to know what colors look great with your eyes? Check out my blog post What to Wear so Your Eyes Pop.
You may have noticed that Pantone lists three different shades of blue in their trending palette. But the note they have in common is their depth. Blue has been trending for several years as we reach for calming influences. But this year we’re seeing deep, solemn and even story blues. They’re a bit provocative, but also peaceful and cool.
Create really on trend tonal outfits by layering different shades of blue in one look. Be sure to layer in various textures and details, too, but keep the outfit simple and pared back for the most modern look.
Pantone lists root bear and an adobe, which is a rich brownish orange. We’ll just concede that rich, earthy shades of brown will be trending this year. In fact, I’m already seeing browns in everything from orange toned, rust to deep, rich chocolate to blackened tobacco to dark roasted coffee to warm cognac. These are the rich browns of earth and life.
I especially love wearing these rich browns with denim. But you can also wear many of them with black or creamy ivory. Don’t be afraid to throw in a splash of another color in a scarf or print blouse.
While it’s not indicated in Pantone’s playlist and I don’t see a consistent streak of it yet in the first fall arrivals, I suspect we’ll see some beautiful reds this fall and winter, too. I seem to recall some pretty cranberry reds in early catalog mockups I’ve been privy to. Pantone does list Firewall Red, but I can’t tell if they’re predicting a cool or warm red. What do you think?
Shades of Lavender
Finally, one color that’s not listed at all, but I’m seeing a lot of already is variations on lavender. I’ve seen pale and deep iterations of this soft, somewhat old-fashioned color so far.
These soft shades of lavender and lilac will be beautiful with khaki, camel or brown. Pair it with denim or black, too.
So many beautiful colors! Do you need help narrowing down the colors of your personal wardrobe? You might want to check out or review my post, How to Choose the Colors of Your Wardrobe. I suggest you have no more than 3-5 neutrals and 3-5 signature colors. The smaller your color palette, the more your wardrobe will mix for easy creation of outfits.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. Which colors are you looking forward to wearing this fall and winter?
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In some parts of the world Christians are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ today. Maybe we sometimes feel ostracized, misunderstood, left out or mocked for our beliefs, but rarely do we face true persecution that threatens our lives. But Jesus said days would come when many would indeed lose their lives for the sake of the gospel. And of course, throughout history that has been the case.
Let’s rest assured that any who lay down their lives for their hope in the gospel will indeed be rewarded immeasurably in heaven. But that does not make the atrocity any more acceptable. Let’s pray today for those in harm’s way. Pray for grace, for a miracle, for uncanny strength, for the love of Christ to be seen and for the enemy to be bound.
“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…” ~ Ephesians 6:18