August 23, 2017 - I Feel Pretty, Style, Trend Watch

Realistic Ways to Add Fall Color Trends to Your Wardrobe

By Jessica Pigza

While I enjoy thumbing through a fashion magazine or getting my fill of looks from the red carpet, emulating those looks is a pretty hard task. The price tags alone are definitely not in my budget, but the functionality of most of those items, in my reality, although beautiful, are just ridiculous. I have kids, I’m always on the go and I hate to admit that function sometimes wins over fashion.

I have found however, one aspect of the runway that is easy and affordable for everyone to have a piece of….the colorsFall is all about color, deep, rich color and color is something that anyone can be on trend with. Sometimes it can be as simple as shopping from your own closet or buying that one piece that can make your whole outfit pop. Below are my top five favorite colors of the fall that are currently on trend. Mix and match and see what you can come up with. You might be surprised on what you didn’t even know you liked.

 1. Bright Red

Yes, I know this is an exceptionally bold color and one not everyone feels comfortable wearing. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of wearing red. I don’t know why it scares me but it does so I’m going to start small with a necklace or scarf. A shirt that has a pattern or even a shawl could also be an easy way to bring this bold color into my wardrobe.

red fringe shawl

reversible striped scarf

pendant tassel necklace

2. Green

I never get sick of this color and I’m so excited to see it sticking around for the fall. Because this is one of the “it” colors for the fall it’s available in so many different styles and shades. Olive pants and jackets act as a great neutral while darker greens look great with a medium wash jean.

green floral cold shoulder top


midrise color skinny jeans

cold shoulder top

3. Dusty Pink/Blush

I am in love with this shade of pink! This is the perfect color going into fall and because it can also act as a neutral, it can be paired with more than you think. Try mixing it with olive green pants from above or jeans with an olive green jacket.

blush top with woven detail

faux suede ankle boots

woven scarf

4. Metallic

I love the way metallic items can add a touch of shimmer and pop to an outfit. Like the color red, it can be a little intense to go with an all over metallic look, but adding in this trend as a cute shoe or purse can be just the right amount.

rosegold metallic mule

gold metallic flat  metallic crossbody purse

metallic skinny belt

5. Floral

Okay so I know floral is not technically a color but it is so pretty and has the power to combine a bunch of the beautiful fall colors. Florals from the spring are now morphing into these bolder florals for the fall and I can’t help but love them. The best thing about florals is they come in so many different pattern sizes so there’s something for everyone. Not ready to totally commit to a full floral print? Try adding a scarf to a simple color top to add some interest.

split-neck floral printed blouse

floral cocoon shawl

floral burgundy scarf

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About Jessica

Jessica is a military wife, married to her husband Nate of 14 years, and stay at home mother to three energetic and fearless children, Sophia, Brandon and Rachel. Originally from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the military life has given her a chance to live all over the United States and meet many amazing people along the way.






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  • This is a great post and I agree color is one of the best ways to transition to fall. Peace!

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      Thank you so much!

  • Jessica, I think these are all of my favorite colors for fall as well. I stocked up on a bunch of red, blush, metallic, and floral pieces during the summer. And I just ordered SIX new wardrobe pieces all in various shades of green! I am currently obsessed with green (it is my favorite color of all time)!


    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      I love that some of the summer color trends are sticking around meaning we can get summer stuff on sale and layer them for the fall. And who doesn’t love getting things on sale right?

  • I love the greens – olive, khaki, forest green are gorgeous shades for fall. I’m a big fan of metallics too – they go with everything. I’m naturally drawn to red but I do like to work in more muted shades at this time of year.

    Emma xxx

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      I’m right there with you on the red. I just love that the colors “feel” cozy this time of year.

  • Lisa Richardson

    I love olive and have been adding it to my closet for a while right along with blush. Red is a great color for me, but every time I’ve bought it in the past it just hangs there staring at me. Orange on the other hand has become a new favorite and I think is my version of red!

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      I completely agree! I don’t have any red in my closet, maybe I will try some this year, but I do have tons of orange. It’s an awesome color for both summer and fall.

  • jess

    I love blush and olive is and has been one of my favorite colors for Fall. So many great colors in the Pantone color charts ! Love the choices you have here.
    jess xx

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      Thanks! I’ve never mixed those two colors until this year and so far I am loving it too!

  • Laura

    These are all great colors and prints for fall! I love the moody florals that are popular in fall!

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      Thanks! I’m so excited for fall this year and that I can still layer my summer florals for the fall as well.

  • I’m loving the fall shoe trends and can’t wait to snag a couple pairs!

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      I agree and I believe I will be adding the blush boots to my collect too 🙂

  • Midwestern Melissa

    Love the green color of the cold shoulder top!

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      Me too! It also comes in a burgundy color and I believe black as well.

  • love the colors and fall shoes!!!

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      Thanks! I’m actually excited to wear boots for a while.

  • Love all these fall colour trends!

    xo Jules

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      Thanks! I am SO excited for fall!

  • Lori

    Love this! Thanks for the fashion advice. 🙂

    • Jessica @ Get Your Pretty On

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you like it 🙂

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your great picks.

  • Great ideas for incorporating color into our fall wardrobes!