Seven Essential Color Combinations for Your Fall Wardrobe

Fall Fashion Colors

Fall Fashion Colors

Typically autumn brings us the most extravagant colors that nature has to offer.  Such is the case with fashion as well.  A good explanation for this could be that fashion designers base each season’s new colors upon nature’s colors and consumer sentiment.  This is why even though we see new fall fashion colors each year the main colors don’t change very much.  Follow along as we uncover the staple colors that each fall fashion season brings us.

If you were to go outside, in the fall, chances are very good that almost no matter which part of the US you live in you’re going to see the same pattern of colors year after year.  Without exception these colors tend to be:

Main
Colors

Variation
on Main Colors

Red

Burgundy, Rose

Orange

Coral, Ochre

Brown

Burnt Umber, Coffee

Gold

Beige, Mustard

Yellowish-Green

Burnt Olive, Cedar

Purple

Violet, Phlox

The way that these colors tend to appear together in nature is as follows:

  1. Red/Brown
  2. Green/Gold
  3. Green/Red
  4. Brown/Green
  5. Purple/Gold
  6. Red/Orange
  7. Gold/Violet

Three colors that appear less commonly in the fall but that complement the colors above are teal, charcoal and turquoise.  Again, since nature and fashion go hand in hand if you were to follow the same patterns with your fall wardrobe your color harmony would be superb.  Alternatively, if you wanted to go simple and just wear one color in your outfits than any of the colors that we’ve mentioned above should work well for you.

Now we’re going to show you a few examples from nature followed by several examples from the fashion world.  Notice the correlation…

Fall Colors in Nature

Fall Leaves - Red, Gold, Green

Fall Colors in Leaves - Red, Gold, Green

Fall Leaves - Burgundy and Green

Fall Colors in Leaves - Burgundy and Green

Fall Colors - Pink Dahlia in September - Violet  & Phlox

Fall Colors in Nature - Pink Dahlia in September Gold & Phlox (Violet)

Fall Colors In Fashion

Fall Fashion Colors - Pantone Fall 2011 Color Trends

Fall Fashion Colors - Pantone Fall 2011 Color Trends - Image by Pantone

 Pantone Fall 2011 Color Report Image by Pantone

Fall Fashion Colors

Fall Fashion Colors on the Runway

Fashion Model Wearing Cedar and Coffee.  Image by Art Comments

Fall Fashion Colors on Fashion Models

Fall Fashion Colors on Fashion Models

London Fashion Week Fall 2010-2011 Violet & Gold.  Image by the Style PA

Here are a few of the items that Rock Bottom T-Shirts carries that come in similar colors:

Product

Fall Color

Thumbnail Image

Women’s Long Sleeve T-Shirts

Garnet (shown) plus Red, Brown, Orange, Olive, Purple and more

 Womens Long Sleeve T-Shirt | Rock Bottom T-Shirts

Women’s ¾ Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt

Charcoal (shown) plus Brown, Eggplant, Olive, Purple, Red and more

 Womens 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt | Rock Bottom T-Shirts

Women’s V-Neck Sweatshirt

Brown (shown) and Eggplant (close to phlox)

 Womens V-Neck Sweatshirt | Rock Bottom T-Shirts

This wraps up today’s piece.  We hope that you enjoyed it.  But before we end -which fall colors are you planning on adding to your wardrobe this year?  And just as a reminder commenting below is easy-you can even do it using your Facebook profile.

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