That retail season known as “pre-fall” (already beginning to trickle into stores) is when I typically spend the lion’s share of my clothing dollars. Part of the reason is because the lighter weight and layer-able pieces work almost year round here in Southern California. But mostly, it’s the colors that draw me in. Despite having been evaluated as a “Light Summer” in the 12-season Sci-Art system, the colors that still appeal most to me (other than my go-to neutrals) are those early autumn tones. Taking my inspiration from the picture above, snapped in early October in Jardin de Luxembourg a few years ago, here are some colors from Nature’s autumn palette…
I’m not usually into jewel tones. But the burgundy sweater above and the amethyst pieces below have enough “earth” in them to feel right. After Spring and Summer’s bright and neon colors, this palette feels very subtle and sophisticated.
The great thing about these colors is how they work together. You could wear almost any of these individual pieces with any others, and still have a harmonious, pulled together look.
What about you? Do Fall colors speak to you, or is another season your favorite?
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