Fall Colors That Pop!

The leaves are falling; brown, gray, and orange hues are scattered everywhere, but these traditional autumnal shades aren’t the only tones you’re going to see this fall. This year, fall is all about bold color! Sure, you’re going to traditionally wear a lot of neutrals and darker shades with the cooling of the weather, but jewel tones and vibrant colors add spice to your autumn-wear that’s more than just a little nutmeg. Here are some popping colors to incorporate into your fall look.

Peter Som, Rodarte, Les Copains, Badgley Mischka, Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 RTW. Images: IMAXtree

Fire-engine red  

Red always puts off a confident and sexy vibe, so should we expect anything less from the color this season? It’s a bold, fiery hue that is bright and cheery, which adds heat to any look. Wear it with simple silhouettes for some serious fashion results!


Put away your hot dogs and soft pretzels, this mustard’s for your clothes. The mustard trend is most seen in blouses and other flowy pieces.  However, trench coats and other structured pieces are definitely sporting this color as well.

Emerald Green

Though the regular Fall greens such as army green and forest green are still in style this season, keep your eye out for the emerald hues walking around out there. This bold shade of green will turn heads and is sure to make other fashion-goers take notice. 


It may not be Sugar Plum season quite yet, but purple is definitely in the air. Shades of plum hit the streets in jackets, pants, dresses, and tops. Matching these items with neutral shades equals excellence, as does emphasizing your look with a flattering silhouette. Violets are welcome as well.


We all know that pink says feminine, but a bright shade of pink like fuchsia says confident and no-nonsense. Even as just an accent, this color makes a statement. Touches of electric hues like this one are becoming more and more common this season, so get on the fuchsia train.

Royal Blue

Seriously saturated blues are in the house. They’re bold and bright and make any look acceptable for transformation into an after-hours outfit. Even with simple silhouettes, this color has a voice that rings loud and clear. 


Wine colors are a great addition and a favorite when it comes to the wardrobe. It’s so easy to mix and match with other pieces, especially neutral shades. I’m sure you have a few items in this color already, but it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on a few more.