Along with skirt lengths, pant styles and shirt shapes, color is another aspect of fall fashion to consider. Every year, Pantone puts out a fashion color report for the season. This year they have picked their top ten colors for 2010. They are endive, golden glow, lagoon, lipstick red, chocolate truffle, woodbine green, living coral, oyster gray, rose dust and purple orchid.
Golden glow is a deep shade of yellow. It is reminiscent of squash soup on a chilly autumn day. To wear this color, try the Dash of Details top with an asymmetrical hemline. This shirt comes in three vibrant fall hues including a deep yellow. It has a chest pocket and slight ruffled neckline. This costs $58.00 at anthropologie.com. This bright color can also pack a punch of color in the form of a purse or shoes.
This is Pantone’s color of the year. It is a variation of turquoise and looks nice with white, black or brown. For good basic featuring this color, try the women’s boyfriend scoopneck tee in blue turquoise for $19.50 at landsend.com.
Red is a sexy color that looks great in a sweater or little red dress. Wear the color more subtly under a jacket or blazer. The Cable Knit Sweater dress from Victoria Secret comes in a red lacquer color. For $78.00, wear it with black leggings and boots. Here are some more red and black combinations.
This is fall’s rich shade of brown with plum notes. It is good for pants and jackets. Pair it with a deep plum top for a look that has complementary tones. The volcolm bottoms up matchstick cord pant is a wonderful chocolate-plum tone. These skinny cords come in sizes 0-11 and cost $48.00 at swell.com.
Endive is a yellow-green color that might remind one of spring and salad. Yet, the color brings a fresh perspective to fall. Sheer fabrics look nice with this color, as do dresses. A sheer blouse under a cardigan is perfect. Try this cap-sleeved blouse from Max studio for $38.00.
A light neutral with pink undertones, rose dust is a romantic color for fall. It is a perfect color to wear the lace or ruffle trend. This color pairs with deeper taupes, black and olive. The ruched sleeve lace tee is the perfect light pink with a beautiful lace pattern. Get it at The Limited for $39.90.
As pretty as the flower, purple orchid combines well with the chocolate truffle color. Wear it in long sleeved sweaters or shirts and a dark bottom. The cashmere crewneck sweater in orchid costs $89.00 at bluefly.com.
This bright shade reminds me of a tropical reef and looks good with a tan. This is definitely not a color one wants to wear head to toe. Yet, a white and coral striped tank is the perfect way to wear this color. Pair it with jeans and a hoodie for a beachy look. Try the element cane tank for $26.00 at zappos.com.
This mossy green is perfect for fall. Try this color with satiny fabrics and wooly textures. The Nurture Textured Plaid Blouse is a cap-sleeve cotton shirt with textured plaid pattern. Get it at dillards.com for $20.70 in woodbine green.
This gray tone is closer to a bisque or stone than a gray. It’s so neutral, it can be worn with pretty much anything. It also looks good with the rose dust color and with black. Try this long sleeve silk-like blouse from The Limited. It has a bow at the neck and metal studs.
To see these popular colors for fall, go to fashiontrendsetter.com.