Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Touch of Color

The Pantone Institute of Color has created their color report for Fall and I am ready to give you the tell-all. To begin, I must tell you exactly how Pantone describes this color group in the following.

The desire for strength, tranquility, and opimism, have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the blue family.*

Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.*

Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.*

The two blue shades, Airy Blue and Riverside bring freedom and calmness to your wardrobe. While Airy Blue is a light blue, Riverside is a bit darker with consistency and excitement all at once.

Pink is staying for the fall as I mentioned in a previous blog, which will go great with the new Dusty Cedar. It’s a rose-toned pink with a few complex shades that go great with taupe.

A shade close to taupe, Spicy Mustard, makes the list to spice  things up a bit. Wear it to bring a vibrant feeling into fall to prove that not all fall colors, especailly this year, have to be dark and dull. In fact most of them, especailly the ones mentioned, are lively and beautiful.


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End of Summer, Beginning of This…

So it’s now September, which sadly means summer is almost over. Fortunately, it’s just the beginning of new summer wardrobe ideas and variation to help you have a smooth transition from summer to fall. To inspire at least one outfit idea to get you through the rest of the hot weather, keep reading to keep cool.

When it comes to fall, light jackets are key but may be too hot for the daytime for at least a couple more weeks. If you have a fall jacket, perhaps a leather one, pair it with a flowy dress for  both a feminine and masculine look all at once. You can sport your beautiful dress during the day and keep cool at night with your edgy leather jacket. Gingham shirts, usually long sleeved, can be worn rolled up through the daytime sun with a mini skirt. By night, pair these with a cargo jacket to help keep you warm.

Now with fall weather on its way, the color scheme of things will be changing, as we know, to browns, oranges, and beiges. But this doesn’t mean that the classic summer shade of pink has to go away. In fact, pink will be here to stay for fall. So keep on carrying on that pink tee. Perhaps wear it with boyfriend jeans and a pair of simple pink pumps. Thumbs up to that! You can also put two thumbs up for tropical and/or summer prints in fall colors. This idea will help summer stay just a little longer. This idea is great with a dressy, two piece outfit for the night.

On the subject of colors again, all black can still be worn through the beginning of fall. Just trade your sandals for loafers and put on a cardigan or denim jacket. Specifically, the black jumpsuit, a classic summer piece this year would be amazing with the loafers and a jacket idea. So don’t put away that one piece of beauty just yet.

We don’t have to always pack away wardrobe pieces at the first sight of a new season. Fall does turn over a new leaf, but it takes time for all the trees to turn a different color. Be your own tree during this transition and switch out your clothing in your own time while making new outfits with both summer and fall clothes.