Many of you have mentioned that you’ve had a difficult time finding cool colors during the Fall season. While rusts, browns, ochres and other warm, earthy tones are popular, I’ve spotted some very nice shades for those with cooler palettes too.
Colors like dark spruce and forest green, burgundy, berry, teal, and even some olive shades can break up your neutrals while still feeling in sync with the season.
Whether a color is warm or cool depends on if it’s yellow-based or blue-based. Of course, there’s a lot more to consider, like saturation, lightness/darkness, and clarity/softness when choosing your best colors. For the sake of brevity (and because colors may look a little different on different screens) I haven’t tried to break it out to that degree.
All of these colors won’t work for everyone with a cooler palette, but I hope they give you some ideas. And I’ve included lots more options in the widget at the end of the post.
For this round-up, I’ve focused on tops, jackets, and sweaters, as that’s where you get the most bang for your color buck.
Into the woods…
J.Crew always seems to have some lovely dark greens. This is one of their cashmere crewnecks. Color is “Pine Forest.” I have a few of these sweaters (in my colors), and really love them. This sweater is offered in sizes XX-Small to 3X. (I also love this pairing of pine and olive greens!) There are dozens of other colors too.
Eileen Fisher has brought back their silk jersey tees. These tees are excellent for travel and transitional seasons; they’re washable and layer beautifully! This not-quite-black color is called Dark Forest. Available in Misses, Petites, and Plus sizes. (There’s also a crewneck option.)
This silk-cashmere pullover in Classic Burgundy is a budget-friendly option….
…as is this cardigan in extra fine merino.
And while this may be more a winter than fall item for you, I did want to include it, as it’s one of my favorite cool weather travel coats. And it tends to sell out (at least in some colors) by the time winter rolls around. Also offered in Plus.
Berry berry nice
Because who doesn’t love a cute tweed jacket?
They say “Purple,” I say “Berry.” Either way it’s a budget-friendly, lightweight sweater in fine merino wool.
More cool Fall colors…
What colors are your favorites for Fall?