It’s Feeling Like Fall…🍂

Susan B of une femme d'un certain age wears a casual leather jacket outfit with jeans and a striped tee. These fall colors are actually in my Spring palette.

When I had my Color and Style analysis at Red Leopard over the summer, I was delighted to find that several colors I love and think of as fall colors are actually in my Spring palette. Warm ochre, rust, and chocolate brown were among my “best” colors! (As long as they have a yellow undertone and aren’t too muted/muddy.)

Jacket (similar) | Necklace | Tee | Watch | Bag | Jeans | Boots

Plus options: Jacket | Tee | Jeans

This leather jacket was one of the first things I found that was bang on with my new palette. I picked it up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s now sold out, but here are a few similar pieces:

I’ve been wearing this tee so much I purchased a second as backup! It’s one of the few “regular” sized tees I’ve found lately that isn’t too long for me. (This is the other one.)

Detail: Susan B wears a Citizen watch with quilted band, Loewe small puzzle bag. Info at une femme d'un certain age.

Other than the browns/rusts/ochres, I haven’t found much clothing this season in my color palette and in styles that work for me. So I’ve built my fall wardrobe mostly around these colors. I’ve shopped more but bought less this fall. My wardrobe is smaller, but with (almost) everything in coordinating colors, it’s easier to style and re-mix what I have. I’m also re-focusing on shoes and accessories for interest and variety.

Everlane Day Boots in brick. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I bought these boots when they were introduced last fall. They’re very comfortable, and coordinate beautifully with the colors in my palette.

What are your favorite colors to wear this season?

Susan B of une femme d'un certain age in a casual leather jacket outfit with striped tee and jeans.

Full outfit photos by Tannaz Photography.

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16 Comments

  1. Jaye Coker
    October 10, 2019 / 4:51 am

    Your palette suits you so well!

    • Rebecca
      October 10, 2019 / 8:06 am

      You look amazing! This is a fabulous look for you.

  2. SuD
    October 10, 2019 / 5:07 am

    These colors look fantastic on you!

  3. Jill
    October 10, 2019 / 5:28 am

    I enjoy all of your posts but especially love the ones where you are the star! You look wonderful!! I recently received a catalog from Talbot’s and there was a spread devoted to an equestrian theme. The clothes are beautiful and the colors look to be in your new palette. Thought you might like to check it out!

  4. October 10, 2019 / 7:16 am

    Susan you look fabulous in your new palette!!

  5. Jane2
    October 10, 2019 / 7:20 am

    The colours look great on you, and that jacket style is a winner!

  6. October 10, 2019 / 8:02 am

    I always love your outfit shots. And this jacket is so so so good.

    I am wondering, would a chocolate brown work for the shoes with the jacket? Probably have to switch out the bag tho. Would you consider a pale denim blue bag for contrast? It would essentially be a neutral with your jeans. I know that’s not strictly your palette, but I admit I often like to wear one item/splash of color in a warm tone to contrast/compliment my cool tones.

    Just thinking out loud, having taken a color journey myself upon retirement. Huh:).

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      October 10, 2019 / 9:16 am

      Thanks, Lisa! I’m still looking for the perfect aqua bag to wear with this jacket. 😉

  7. Ainsivalavie
    October 10, 2019 / 8:34 am

    This is cool because I could just take the whole look and switch it to my Winter colours with a navy striped top, red leather jacket, red boots, navy bag or go red stripe/black jacket/ black boots and a red bag. I imagine others could do the same with their ‘colours’ too!
    My 94 yr old Dad’s mantra is ‘adopt BUT adapt’ it works!! Fie on those who cast shade because “Susan, I simply can’t wear ANYTHING you show anymore!!”
    Yes, you can.

    • Rondi
      October 10, 2019 / 3:34 pm

      Well said!

  8. Mary
    October 10, 2019 / 10:01 am

    The whole outfit is great! The colors and the more fitted silhouette suit you perfectly.

  9. Daniella
    October 10, 2019 / 10:05 am

    I wear any and all colors, neutrals, spicy, etc.. and I’m adding soft pink/blush this fall as the color is very flattering to one’s complexion.

  10. October 10, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Autumn colors are so beautiful! I wished I was a autumn type!

  11. Anon
    October 10, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    You took the challenge of dressing outside the box. Now I’m taking it, too. If a color appeals to me, I hold it up under my face to see if it will work. Usually it appeals to me because it will work. Today I ended up with two items that I probably would have dismissed as “not my colors” before. The mirror is the judge.

  12. Lee Rosenthall
    October 10, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    I love the entire outfit, especially the color of that jacket, so much on you. What did they actually call that color? I see “luscious butterscotch” whenever you show that jacket.

  13. Lucretia Roletta
    October 14, 2019 / 9:26 am

    The color analysis really helped transform you. The “old Susan” would probably have chosen a black or other neutral jacket. You go girl!

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