Take runway looks and make them real wear looks. While we love flirty florals and sassy prints, we want to let you in on our new obsession: color blocking. This trend will be major in the pre-fall and fall seasons, whether it be bundling up to stay to stay warm in the winter, or layering up to shield yourself from those early October winds. Throw away the notion that prints make or break the outfit, and embrace some color! The biggest rule of thumb when it comes to this bold trend? Mix and match, but don’t clash! We’ve done the dirty work for you and come up with three fabulous fall-ready outfits that outline the color blocking trend and all its glory. So step away from the go-to LBD and make a statement with COLOR.
Ensemble #1: The not-yet-Fall-but-Summer-is-fading look
Throw on a pair of May Five Pocket skinnies in blue and a grey crop top (we suggest The Molly Heather Burnout Crop Tee). Match this jeans and tee style with a bold colored basket tote like this Kate Spade one that we’re currently lusting over. Throw on your favorite pair of earth-toned sandals, some tiny gold necklaces, and strut your bold style down the street for happy hour with your gal pals!
Ensemble #2: The why-is-it-raining-in-September look
Nothing hits your wardrobe with such unexpected force quite like the first rain of the season. It totally throws your pre-planned work week outfit out the window, but we’re here to help though! Grab your Hudson Nico Mid-Rise Super Skinnies and pair them with a colorful pair of Hunter rain boots (we recommend the orange!). Go for a nude pastel color top, and a large circle scarf. Next step, outerwear. Pair an olive colored anorak jacket with a large statement tote. The orange, olive and pastel nudes scream fall and are functional while still fashionable!
Ensemble #3: The crisp night out look
Somewhere between the summer months of wearing cardigans at night and the winter months of rocking the pea coat lies the crisp night out attire. For a night out on the town, we are going to suggest that you think BIG and wear a pair of Hudson Gwen Wide Leg jeans. Pair with a bold pair of wedges (for a super leggy look!) and tuck in a sheer, bright tank. To essential part of this ensemble is a cropped blazer in a darker hue. Feel free to go crazy on the bangles and a bright clutch! Remember, don’t fear color, but don’t go overboard. This outfit will go perfect with a casual cocktail and some not-so-casual shmoozing!