How To Wear This Year’s Fall Color Trends

Kastle Waserman
by Kastle Waserman

There's a chill in the morning air, which can only mean one thing. Fall is arriving! Is your wardrobe ready? Dressing for fall means adding layers as the days cool down, and nighttime comes earlier. But it also means an entirely different color palette than the light hues of summer wear. But if you think dressing for fall just means wearing brown, think again. Fall is one of the most colorful times of year (just look at those changing leaves!) and the runways usually set the tone for fresh colors that can be incorporated into your conventional autumn colorways.


This year's fall color trends include complementary colors that will accent your standard neutral palette. Here are some ways to wear this year's fall color trends.


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Red Hot


There's no question that red is this year's front-runner of fall color trends. It was all over the runways and it adds a bold pop to fall outfits that still fits right in with those bonfire hues that spread through the trees as the leaves change. Red no doubt makes a statement when you double down on a monochrome head-to-toe look. Try playing with patterns such as classic fall plaids or textures such as tweeds to add some dimension. If red feels a little too bold for you, incorporate just a pop with some shoes, a handbag or a scarf.


Get the look:

Red pencil skirt

Red jacket

Bright Yellow


If you've ever seen the aspen trees in the mountains change color in the fall, you know yellow is a staple color of the season. It's also one of those great hues that can transition from spring to summer to fall, so you can keep it in your closet for months, and it's a go-to. While more mustard gold tones are usually associated with fall, this year, turn yellow up to its brightest shades. Try layering it on in the form of a cardigan, a scarf, or make even more of a statement with a bright yellow jacket or tights. It's guaranteed to spread some fall cheer!


Get the look:

Yellow cardigan sweater

Yellow scarf

Muted Green


There's no color closer to nature than green, from the bright Kelly greens on the new buds of spring to the darkened tones of fall. This year's green fall trend leans toward muted shades of olive and Army greens. Try a full midi skirt and a hat for a sweet look perfect for those fall festivals. And remember, green is a complementary color of red, so you can wear both together. The darker shades of green will keep you from looking like a walking Christmas card!


Get the look:

Green skirt

Green hat


Now that you know some ways to wear this year’s fall color trends, which one will you try?


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