Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Trend Report: How & What Colors to Wear: 3/3

So like I said in part 2 I hope this will help your shopping trips become easier and daring for this season. And yes, these trends for fall are pretty daring - I would say! This brings a whole new light to the whole color blocking attitude

 This was the part of the series that called for alot of research. These again, are not my rules of course- these colors of the season and rules are all declared by the ingenious Pantone. Please visit the link to find out more about the trends. And btw I mean "rules" very lightly because there are no rules for fashion or makeup or anything like that. I am so exited to bring you the third & last part of the Fall Trend Report series: what colors to wear & how to wear them.

I have put so much time & effort into it and it has been so much fun researching! But I think the funnest part of it is that I get to share it with you all! If you haven't seen the first 2 installments, heres part 1 and part 2. I put them in an order that makes most sense to me, but I highly doubt you will get lost starting with this page so let's get started!!


  • Bamboo a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone. This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.
Shoes: Bakers Scarf: Apt 9 at Kohls Coat: Old Navy



  • Emberglow combine with Coffee Liqueúr for a classic look, or with Honeysuckle for something a bit more retro. Add a spark with shoes or a handbag in Emberglow, or perhaps a patterned scarf combining purpled Phlox or Deep Teal.
Pumps: Jessica Simpson at Bakers Skirt: Forever 21 Shirt: Shop Ruche Boots: Bakers


  • Honeysuckle I know you guys remember this one from Spring Trends! This is actually "color of the year", a reddish pink that works with any other color in the palette, especially fall staples like Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat. To add some intensity, pair it with complementary Bamboo. You can also pair it with Emberglow for a look that's a bit more retro Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow – great for cosmetics and holiday soirees.
Sweater:Old Navy Purse:Bakers Shirt:Old Navy Boots: Wet Seal


  • Phlox "a magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery, is an outstanding statement when worn on its own. Add Phlox to this season's neutrals to create a bit of drama, or combine it with Cedar, Deep Teal or Coffee Liqueúr for something extraordinary. To add even more excitement, pair Phlox with Honeysuckle or Bamboo against a Cedar background – a combination inspired by Mother Nature."   - This is the ultimate color this season. As you can tell from the pictures, phlox is everywhere!
Sweater:Old Navy Shirt:Abercrombie & Fitch Shoes:Shoedazzle Purse:Kohls Cedar Colored Jeans: True Religion Ring: Forever 21


  • Cedar- is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green. It is a natural with Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid Hush.  
Boots:Jessica Simpson at Bakers Sweater: Oops, Same one used for Phlox from Old Navy Heels: Either Bakers or Shoedazzle but I am pretty sure Shoedazzle


  • Deep Teal, a strong, blue-toned green & is a great standard when used with Cedar, its color-wheel neighbor, & it is also a unique counterpoint to Honeysuckle.
Shoes: Sorry Again, but either Bakers or Shoedazzle Shirt: Old Navy Bag: Shoedazzle



    • Nougat is a deliciously warm camel tan, & is tastefully embellished by Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle.  
    Shoes: Charlotte Russe Shirt: Simply Vera (Vera Wang for Target) Skirt: Forever 21 (Great Transition Piece for Fall!) Sweater: Old Navy


    • Quarry, a reliable medium gray, remains, as always, a practical, dependable staple. Coffee Liqueúr is rich & decadent, bringing a sense of elegance to fall, and is a savory alternative to basic black.


    • Orchid Hush, a unique tone of gray with complex orchid undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette   
    Earrings: Bakers Both Shirts: I believe I found them on Forever 21's website


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    P.S.- Before I started learning about gimp and collage's I always wanted to use other people's- but I wasn't sure if I was allowed or not. By all means, please do use my collage's/pictures that I made- they are for everybody to enjoy. The only thing I ask of you is that you link back to me (my blog). I would hate to spend all of this time making these and not letting anybody else use them. I would also hate if I spent a bunch of time making them, and someone else is using them and taking credit- Enjoy, & Thank You (:

    7 comments:

    Curves ahead makeup said...

    love this post so inspiring !!

    Erica J said...

    ah thanx! which one is everyone else's favorite? I think i like honeysuckle, bamboo, and deep teal (:

    Melanie said...

    Great work! I really love all the fashion reports...and this is definitely my favorite! I love the Bamboo and the Honeysuckle (especially together). So pretty!

    <3 Melanie @ http://beauty.adorability.org

    Erica J said...

    thanx Melanie! thanx so much for checking it out u really dont know how much it means to me! this was, by far, the biggest project for the blog but I am so glad I did because now I know exactly what to wear this season, and so does every one else!!!

    8d18ad5e-bff7-11e0-a387-000bcdca4d7a said...

    thank you so much for posting this! i have a few magenta colored shirts and never have any idea what to pair them with. what you did with that color + the ember is just FAB!

    Kristen L.
    http://www.lusciousjunk.com/

    Erica J said...

    thank you so much Kristen! I know, I never realized what good pairs some of these opposite colors are until I did this project & im so glad you like it (:

    GirlieAndGlamorous ♥ said...

    Love all the purples!! I love wearing plum in the fall!

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