The fall season has arrived, not only has the temperature changed and the leaves have changed colors, but your wardrobe is begging for a change. The fall season is all about color. Nature goes thru a beautiful transformation, giving us a whole new surrounding with new colors, and we can go thru the same transformation. Watching two [of many others] famous designers Fall Collection of 2010 changed my perspective in how to approach seasonal color palettes. Max Azria and Vera Wang, both with different designs but almost similar in color palette, gave me new ideas in how pick out the best colors and designs for the fall season rather than blending in with my new season surroundings.
Max Azria's Fall Collection [color palette] focuses on neutral/warm colors. I tend to overlook these colors when I think about fall and what it is all about. Black is always a "go-to" color, whether it is paired with white or any other color, black is a must! A little black dress, leggings, skinny jeans, shoes or tops, black never disappoints. Light grey and medium grey colors give a cool feel to almost any skin complexion. In Azria's Collection, most grey colors can be seen on dresses.Another item in style is suiting pants, which can be worn outside of the office. Suiting pants in a taupe color [seen in Max Azria's Fall Collection 2010] gives you a chic and sleek look without ever looking worn out. The pro's in buying grey and black clothing items is that you can mix and match it up with anything and everything, giving you a wide variety in season's to come. Cream is a soft and beautiful cool color that will add bring out a cool effect, not only from your closet, but also from your sense of style. Azria's approach to the fall season is one that shows boldness but at the same time a natural feeling in a warmer environment.
Vera Wang's Fall Collection and Pre- Fall [color palette] adds more warm colors and a variation of purple and blue hues that set her designs apart. I love the way she adds to any black garment fur, beads and gold accents, giving it a sassy edge to her collection. Black is the main color in her collection but you won't find your typical little black dress. Her definition of black dress is fur as a scarf or beads, making a definite statement that being creative isn't a crime. You can find purple, navy, teal, dark red and even whites, giving you a wide variation of colors that will add some depth and definition to your closet and to your body. Don't be afraid to be go wild. In fashion there are no limits but let it be worth complementing, don't make a fool out of yourself. What I've learned about Wang's Collection is to not be afraid to layer up.You can have a black dress paired up with some pearl necklaces and a fur bag and you are good to go! Your clothes should to the talking this season.
With these colors, you can be sure to make a statement this season. Remember that if your outfit is a dark color[black, teal, purple, dark red] your makeup should be clean, natural with a hint of a bronze or metallic color. If your outfit is light colored[cream, pink, taupe or light grey] give your lips a bold red color to give a more classic look or give yourself a smokey eye that will look sexy and modern. Your nails also need attention. Black, maroon, brown, cream, red and purple nails go beautifully with this color palette. Be bold, be beautiful and don't blend in this season.