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Our favorite fall color palettes will make others envious

Four screens of dressed mannequins with shoes, bags and accessories in appropriately matched colors.

Autumn officially starts on September 22, but it’s never too early to begin planning what the season will have in store for your wardrobe. Being fashion forward depends on two important elements:

  1. Paying attention to style trends.
  2. Finding pieces that make you feel comfortable and chic.

One cannot work without the other. To help you with this mission, we’ve narrowed down our favorite color palettes for fall. These hues align perfectly with Pantone’s 2017 predictions for autumn and can be worn a number of ways, making them versatile and strong.

Burgundy and gold

Want to feel like royalty this fall? No need to pull out your crown or coat of arms. Instead, channel nobility by donning some of their favorite hues: burgundy and gold. While the former is similar to Pantone’s Tawny Port, the latter resembles Pantone’s penchant for Autumn Maple. These rich colors can be worn together by pairing the deep reddish-purple shade with gold fashion jewelry, or can be used as standalone hues to truly make your outfit pop. Casual dresses for women in these colors are sure to set you apart from the crowd.

A mustard fitted dress on a mannequin, black and merlot bags, a tan, brown, and merlot bootie, and a tan and black shootie.

“Gradient greens will add another dimension to your look.”

Gradient greens

Autumn is the perfect time to incorporate earthy tones into your closet. While taupes, browns and burnt oranges are common, they are not the only colors that represent this season. Try gradient greens to add another dimension to your look. Don’t be afraid to colorblock these hues, just be aware of the ones that complement one another. A women’s jacket in a forest green or sage looks great with a pair of tailored jeans, while animal print shoes are the perfect addition to outfits featuring this envious hue.

A moss green fringed and cutout jacket over a mustard top, a beaded necklace set, a patchwork bag, and five shoes and boots.

Ivory and maize

Neutrals are great year round and shouldn’t be forgotten come autumn. Fashion scarves in an ivory color or maize shade go with just about everything, while tank tops in these colors are wonderful for layering. Try accessories in Pantone’s Butterum hue, especially women’s handbags.

Two mannequins, one in a sweater, one in a gray print top, gray and tan ruffled bags, gray, tan, beige, and black booties.

Navy and purple

Royal Lilac and Navy Peony are just two of Pantone’s top shades for fall 2017 and both are favorites of Midnight Velvet as well. Stylish luggage sets in these colors are unexpected accessories for autumn travel – and are easy to grab from baggage claim! Women’s dress pants in navy are essentially a neutral item, making them easy to pair with other rich shades. Don’t be afraid to mix and match with these colors; it’ll be difficult to go wrong.

A blue faux leather bag, four animal print clutch purses with chain strap, navy shootie, laced bootie, and patchwork bootie.


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Comments (4)

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Suzan Rabehl

Where and how much is purse on right

Midnight Velvet

Sorry Suzan, not sure what purse. Could you give us more details?

Shelia Wallen

LOVE your sight ..
Thank you Shelia

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Published on Aug 24 2017

Last Updated on Nov 17 2020

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