With the fall season well underway, it’s time to switch the light, loose dresses for thicker, warmer wear. As the sunny days make way for long grey nights, the colors of our clothing seem to follow suit with earthy, industrial tones dominating our closets. While fall fashion tends to be a stark contrast to summer’s bright colors and happy floral prints, its color palette of rich tones and deep shades are anything but sad and depressing.
Mix & Match - Earth Tones Variations
The cold weather calls for layering knits, jackets and coats. It’s the perfect opportunity to mix and match colors, patterns and add depth to your outfits, without sacrificing style. When done right, your fall/winter wardrobe can be just as dazzling as any spring/summer ensemble.
Copy the Green Pants of Kate Middleton
Take the Duchess of Cambridge who, this early on in the season, has already made a fabulous fall style statement with an outfit of earthy tones. She wore wide-leg army green trousers with a rich purple top and a coordinating pair of Tods pumps and a Chanel purse. Her look is surely a contender for the best dressed of the season. Follow in her footsteps as you make your way in and out of the office and through all the rounds of festivities this coming holiday season.
Mix Complimentary Color Tones
For the perfect, chic office look, forget the standard black and navy suit. Choose a dark green blouse instead or wear a green suit it with a plum or burgundy button up or knit top to keep you warmer in the cold weather. You can also switch the dark green suit for a matching burgundy blazer or long burgundy overcoat. Wear it with trousers or a skirt in black or dark navy. Choosing colors within the same or complimentary color tones is a great way to coordinate your outfit without it looking too matchy-matchy.
Dresses in Earth Tones
If you prefer a more feminine business attire, keep the earth tones and warm colors for your choice of dress. Head to your next business engagement in a solid colored dress in either grey, navy, brown, army green or burgundy. Add some style to the simple dress by throwing on patterned black hosiery and black knee-high boots.
Make a Statement with a Two-Tone Dress
Don’t feel the need to stick to a plain dress. You can also opt for a two-tone dress like a blue and grey sheath dress or a beige and grey flare dress. Throw on a skinny belt for some added style. Complete the look with a complimenting collarless coat in either solid grey or even checked grey or perhaps, a funnel neck coat in brown, or blue. The dressier style of coat can take you from day in the office to date at night.
Earth Tones Suits
Pantsuits are not only for business purpose anymore. Finally, this outfit is now suitable for shopping trips and party nights. Pantsuits are available in all different styles from ankle pants to wide-leg pants. Find your perfect fitting pantsuit in earth colors. This is the fashion item you need this fall and winter.
Wear it in Tweed
Tweed is practically mandatory for fall. Think earthy, industrial color tones and fall fashion and it’s likely one of the immediate style options that comes to mind. It doesn’t have to be the same old plain grey tweed that you may have worn in seasons past. This season, update the tweed in your wardrobe with a stylish brown plaid tweed pantsuit. It’s incredibly chic and subtle yet stylish. Match the reddish/brown color tone of the plaid stripes with a red or burgundy blouse or knit top.
Choose Brown for your new Pantsuit and Skirt Suit
Another fabulous alternative is a brown pantsuit or skirt suit. It’s quite unexpected and completely fashion-forward. Wear it with a fitted black turtleneck and you’ll be both comfortable and fashionable. It’s even a great outfit for a night out around town. Take the suit off and pair the plaid skirt with knee-high boots for a stylish fall outfit.
Find the perfect fitting Coat to your Earth-Tone Fall/ Winter Outfit
Weather you prefer the brown tweed or burgundy plaid, finish off either of the looks with a brown or charcoal grey double breasted coat, a grey coat with wide lapels, or even a camel trench coat.
What’s great about the earthy and industrial toned colors, prints and patterns is that they can take you from day to night, and be worn for professional engagements and casual events alike. You don’t have to wear them as a matching look from top to bottom. Take your burgundy plaid trousers, wear it with a casual grey or cream jumper and put on a pair of sneakers or loafers and you’re all set for the weekend. You can also wear your brown plaid tweed suit with a chic blouse, dark denim jeans and your choice of flats for a casual city look. The options are endless when it comes to this color palette.