Now that summer is over, our tans have faded, coffees get warmer, and the brisk smell of fall is in the air; thus, our wardrobes must prepare for the season. For this fall/winter, the colors that will be your wardrobe staples are greys, muted neutrals with berry, and nature-themed tints plus bold and intense colors. Now, I know muted neutral colors may seem dull. However, these colors are statements, even if you think elsewise. The soft colors lift the winter aesthetic and will be an update to the classic winter white story. On the other hand, the daring, lively colors will spice up any look and are vital to this season as well.
The colors to note are sustainably designed as the fashion industry continues to support the efforts to find solutions for climate change. The colors that are going to be popular this season have less harmful effects on the environment. These colors follow the theme of a transseasonal wardrobe and will work with your style for every season.
As seasonless dressing becomes increasingly popular single-color dressing follows suit, the minimalistic grey look will be very on-trend. Not only are greys on trend for this season, but neutrals with subtle tints are also going to be a hit for these upcoming months. According to WGSN, this direction explores the faded, low-impact approach to color and reflects the sustainability efforts with color dying in the industry. The pink and lilac neutral tones are critical colors for this theme as they portray the importance of color and show that these soft pastels can work for all seasons.
Streetwear has become increasingly popular as well and will carry on from the 2019 summer season into this fall/winter. The neutral tones will give that raw feel and support the casual/understated look. The neutral tones tinted with pink and lilac will be a beautiful transitional feminine color from the dark and classic winter colors worn in these dreary months. These colors are “easy and sophisticated,” according to Pantone, and offer versatility to your wardrobe.
Not only are muted neutrals on trend for this season but, fresh, lively colors will also be great accent pieces. Colors such as bright oranges, teal greens, retro yellows, cherry reds, and classic maroons will also be in for this season. According to WGSN, fresh and new silhouettes will be saturated with the lively orange and teal hues that are most prominent on brushed wools, fleeced textures, and velvet surfaces. The retro yellows will be seen in accent pieces and will support the neutral-toned outfits they add to the wearer’s contemporary and urban look, according to WGSN. Cherry reds and classic marrons tones will also be essential shades as they are dramatic and add a statement to any look. These tones will be prominent on silks, occasion wear, casual wear, athleisure styles, and in color-blocking details.
Overall, this season’s colors support the theme of wardrobe flexibility and reflect the confidence of women in their effortless and relatable styles. The broad range of colors “suggests a thirst for liberation and a desire to realize our own individualized, unique identities,” as stated on Pantone’s website. The fall/winter season is the best time for fashion, as we have so many options and layers to choose from when gearing up for the tundra temperatures outside. These colors allow us to express our range of moods, and this season’s pallet offers exciting and refreshing colors and supports a versatile wardrobe.