This Fall’s color trends include various shades of ochres and warm browns. Names for these colors often reference spirits and spices, such as cognac, rum, nutmeg, ginger, and saffron.
Earrings | Jacket (Plus) | Top (similar)| Necklace (similar) |
Bag | Jeans (similar / Plus) | Sandals
Hero Piece: The Lightweight Leather Jacket
Fortunately, certain shades of those colors are among the “best” in my Spring seasonal palette. I took advantage of some cooler weather this week to play with styling the lightweight leather jacket I picked up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
This silk shell is also newish, it’s from Eileen Fisher in the color “Nutmeg.” This particular style seems to be sold out in this color, but here’s a similar tank. The necklace is several years old, originally from J.Crew. It’s always been a favorite of mine. I’ve fastened it shorter here as an experiment, and may see if the whole necklace can be re-worked to a shorter length.
Lipstick is Chantecaille Lip Chic in “Sunrise.”
When I was putting this outfit together, I first tried it with a pair of pants in a color very close to the Nutmeg shell. But it felt too contrived (at least for L.A.) so I swapped out for jeans.
I’d love to find a pair of platform oxfords or loafers in a color similar to the bag, but until I do have styled with these sandals in a dark cognac color. Yes, they’re the same style as the pair I purchased in France last year, and are incredibly comfortable
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Trends = More Choices…
Another big trend this fall: leather! If you’re looking to update your leather jacket, or add another color or style, you’ll have lots to choose from this season. Faux leather and suede are plentiful too. Faux is a budget-friendly alternative, and many styles are washable.