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lighten up: colors to wear in fall

September 15, 2022

In the fashion industry, fall is traditionally a time to sport your earth tones: warm mulberry reds, rich browns, and lush greens. But who says you can’t sprinkle a little more color into the mix and be a little, dare we say, untraditional? Bright colors to wear in fall are a surefire way to spice up your seasonal wardrobe, and we’re not talking about pumpkin spice. Stray from convention, and reach for vibrant pastels and cool tones for an instant wardrobe boost.

We brought in #cabiStylist Margo Rodriguez to create three fall outfits that incorporate different vibrant tones. If you’re someone who, as soon as September hits, likes to stick to neutrals (or even all-black-everything), then this is for you! Branch out of your comfort zone and go for the unexpected with these bright colors to wear in fall. Don’t get us wrong, we love all the quintessential fall things as much as the next gal, but when it comes to your wardrobe, we want to encourage you to challenge the seasonal norms…once you try it, you’ll never go back! Keep reading to discover the details behind Margo’s outfits. Are you up for the challenge?

Red Hot Florals

A deep crimson hue pairs beautifully on top of a pastel floral blouse, bringing out the pinks and reds of the print. Balance your look with gray scale tones, our favorite contemporary neutral.

Sage Advice

If you’re struggling to envision ways to go bright, simply take your favorite earth tone and lighten the shade. The Ski Lift Puffer comes in a stunning sage green hue, lighter than army green but more muted than lime. 

Palette Cleanser

Step one: lilac blouse. Step two: icy blue sweater. Step three: army green joggers. Create a stunning color story of three solid hues, then opt for a printed accessory like the colorful plaid Staple Scarf to tie it all together. 

News flash: Bright colors and autumnal earth tones are a match made in heaven! Yes, fall is about nature, the changing leaves, and pumpkin spice everything, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe must be a reflection of these elements as far as color goes. So, if you think your fall wardrobe is in need of a little refresh this year, look to your hues, and don’t be afraid to have some fun with it!