Asking about fall colors always comes up with some combination of the following shades: burgundy, mustard, olive, brown, burnt orange, and tan. It makes sense given the scenery, with yellowing trees and gloomier skies aplenty during the season leading up to winter. But not everything that makes sense is worth wearing. And lately, I’ve been getting a serious case of the ick when it comes to all things that fall into the category of “stereotypical autumn,” especially when it comes to colors.
Luckily, my growing distain for fashion that can be worn to a pumpkin patch or for a day of apple picking seems to be shared with a majority of designers, with many choosing an opposing color palette for their fall collections. Some, like Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta and Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada went the way of pastels like mint and soft violet, while others, like Tory Burch and Ferragamo’s Maximilian Davis chose brighter, more vibrant hues like red and royal blue. The consensus? No one will be wearing shades of beige this fall. And you shouldn’t be either.
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