Wardrobe Builders: How to Add Pops of Color to your Wardrobe

When I think of fall, there are certain colors that automatically come to mind, like navy, black, gray, burgundy, and olive. While these colors can be found in the seasonal change of nature, I’m not much of an outdoorsy kind of gal. So, I look to these basic colors to accentuate my Fall wardrobe.

There is something about cooler temperatures that simply make us all want to wear darker colors. I have a confession, though: I wear bold and bright colors year-round, partially because it never gets extremely cold here in Texas, but also, because I love bright colors so much more than dark ones, and bright colors look best on my skin. With all of the bold wardrobe colors from the previous season, you may be like me, hoping and looking for ways to incorporate bold color to your fall palette of darks and neutrals.

Adding Color To Your Fall Color Pallette


Jumper sweater / Knit top / Ann Taylor / Wool coat / Blazer / Amanda Uprichard silk pleated skirt / French Connection leopard skirt / Knee length pencil skirt / Pants / J.Crew pointed toe pumps / Zara boots / ALDO ballerina flat / J.Crew leather envelope clutch / ASOS bowler bag / Vintage style jewelry / Floral jewelry / Love Quotes Scarves / Wide belt
  • Create an outfit of two bold colors, like orange pants and a pink blazer, for example, and then anchor them in a fall neutral like an olive or navy blouse and/or shoes. This certainly makes for a bold outfit, in which Fall colors are the accent. This is an option I’m actually looking forward to when the weather finally cools down a bit here in the South.
  • Wear a outfit of multiple neutrals or one single neutral color, like all black or navy and oxblood (the hot color for Fall, which is really just burgundy when you think about it), and then throw in a pop of color with a shoe, coat, scarf, or jewelry, for example. This is probably the easiest way to add color to your Fall looks, in which the one boldly colorful piece makes a statement due to its contrast against the darker colors.
  • Play around with fun prints as an accent to your Fall neutrals and dark colors. From pants, to blazers and jackets, to skirts, there are many ways to add a bold colorful print to your wardrobe for Fall to liven up those sometimes drab days.
  • Try out a monochromatic look, in which you wear two (maybe three) tones of one color, for example navy and cobalt or oxblood and red. Anchor this kind of look with a black or brown shoe, or maybe even a touch of leopard, and you are ready to step out and make a statement.

There are so many bold colors out there, from neons to primary colors!! Just because Fall is here (for some of us), it doesn’t mean that these colors have to be put away. Add them to your Fall color palette instead!

  • http://www.myvicariouslyfe.com Katrice L. Mines

    Yes to all of this. I am so prone to wearing black as soon as the fall hits. But, I make a concerted effort to keep it more vibrant.

  • http://www.imperfectconcepts.com tasha

    Its really just burgundy had me dying laughing. I tried on some pants today and hated the color. Not the trend for me. I am excited for the fall. I actually want to wear more color and not be muted with neutrals.
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  • http://www.addicted2etsy.com SimplyCyn

    I love bold colors and I’m with ya, seriously doesn’t it make more sense to rock bright colors during dark months to cheer everyone up. Lovely collage and definitely not putting the colors away