FALL COLORS THAT AREN’T PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
Every year it seems like fall and the holiday season make their appearance in stores earlier and earlier. Without fail, we’re still on August vacay, and Halloween costumes are hanging in windows and pumpkin spice flavoring has already found its way onto coffeehouse menus. However, we’re now well past Labor Day and there’s no denying it, fall is here. Granted, Fashion Week runways from New York, Milan, Paris and London were onto True Fashionista fall trends a good few months ago so we’re happy to share here the color trends that will taking over your closet this season. Have no fear, you have much to choose from that won’t look like your Thanksgiving table décor.
As we’ve reported previously in this very space, be looking for pistachio hues popping up in clothing racks everywhere. This color ruled the runways, so be thinking how you’d like to show it off this season. The palette varies with mint green and sage as well. One particular favorite is wearing this delicious shade head to toe, with offerings from Sally LaPointe, Ryan Roche and Marc Jacobs. As The Zoe Report confirms, these monochrome outfits in lush botanical hues enhanced by a luxurious mix of textures, from slinky satin and fur, to sumptuous knits and buttery leather, are hot items for fall/winter. Jil Sander had several takes on the trend in her shows, from a structured, asymmetrical coat, sculptural separates in tonal greens to long, loose suiting in subdued herbal shades. On the street this season you could very well spot pops of pistachio mixing with neutrals, as well as bright shades like purple.
Speaking of which, this luscious hue was all the rage on runways, building a following over the last few seasons from the light lavender of Tom Ford and Tibi to the darker grape tones of Kate Spade and Michael Kors. Purple has long been a polarizing color among the fashion set, but it’s staging a triumphant comeback in all shades this season. From pastel lilacs to deep violets and all that’s in between, purple hit the fall 2019 runways in dress, coat, sweater, and even hat form, to name a few. For a softer take on the trend, opt for a shade of lavender or lilac. Cold-weather staples, like coats and knits showed up in a desaturated hue. Get your purple on either head-to-toe like pistachio or mixed with fall staple colors like camel and oxblood for a super-hip approach to seasonal dressing.
Purple’s close cousin is also a hot shade this year. As Who What Wear claimed, “extroverted” pink, paired quite often with nice ‘n loud orange, came screamin’ off the runways for this season. Suggested wear includes a vibrant pink slip skirt or ruffle blouse with jeans and (Ok fine traditional fall) brown boots. Jacquemus serves up the pink in coat form, and Chanel offers a classy pants suit with matching coat. Molly Goddard and Chanel have also created some stunning pink ensembles for your seasonal collection.
As much as we’re doing our best to stay away from pumpkin spice at the moment, we’d be amiss to not mention the appearance of its cousin orange this season. It’s not, however, the orange in your fall flower collection, but more like striking, loud and proud True Fashionista orange! Paired quite nicely with similarly lit pinks, orange was seen all over runways from the likes of Carolina Herrera, Staud and more. Also known as tiger orange, it’s been noted that this shade actually flatters most all skin tones. Bonus! Try it with tailored separates and a neutral tee.
Whatever your color, you’ll find it this season at True Fashionistas Resale,either online or in our Naples, FL store. Our inventory is constantly updated; check back often.