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Get color-coordinated for fall

August 23, 2010

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This fall, choose plenty of separates for a wardrobe full of trendy, stylish clothing and accessories. But before you do too much shopping, read about the latest fall color-trends and one popular runway style you’ll be sure to love.

Color-coordinated:

Color-coordinating is a strange, lifelong art. For years you are told to match everything, from your blue blouse to your blue sweater, your brown shoes to your brown belt, your gold earrings to your gold wristwatch — and then all of a sudden it changes. Being overly color-coordinated is lame; being “matchy-matchy” is insulting. Well, news bulletin, ladies: color-coordination is back (and yes, of course there’s a twist; this is fashion, after all). This fall, say yes to an entire outfit of separates that matches colors! But, rather than matching the exact same color, instead pair together pieces from the same color family. Check out Fall 2010 ready-to-wear collections by Oscar de la Renta Fall 2010 and Tory Burch.

Gold is the new neutral:

If all of this color business sounds like nonsense to you, try a different approach. Gold hues are also a huge color trend this fall. Look for tops with metallic-foil prints and gold skirts that make you feel like you’ve struck it rich. Check out Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear for golden ensembles and complete decadence.

The outdoor type:

The opposite of bold, matchy and gold — plenty of natural, neutral colors were sported all over fall runways. Pick out all of your favorite clothing in grays, olives, beiges, blues, browns and crèmes for a wardrobe full of outdoors-inspired pieces that will work perfectly together. One great thing about this trend is that it can be executed more than one way. If you don’t want to look like a Girl Scout on a camping trip, mix your pieces with feminine jewelry and bright eye makeup or lipstick. If you do feel like going all the way, incorporate other outdoorsy accessories, like fur vests and jackets, wool blazers and plenty of plaid accents. For more ideas, check out Tory Burch Fall 2010, (the models take worker-boots to a whole new level, and her collection is the perfect example of the outdoor trend and its variety of interpretations).

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