Once fall merchandise began to circulate into retail stores back in August, I’ve found myself obsessed with everything and anything jewel-toned. It’s really coming out in full force with my wardrobe choices this week!
As we all learned in the famous “cerulean sweater” scene in The Devil Wears Prada, this is no coincidence at all! Colors are a vital characteristic of fashion, and back in February, Pantone advised that some striking jewel tones would be among the top color trends on the Fall/Winter 2018 runways. From this report, there are 3 colors that are really speaking to me right now: Red Pear, Russet Orange & Quetzal Green.
Re: The middle swatch: there’s a Mara Hoffman marigold sweater hanging in my closet right now that I’m crazy about, and it’s coming up in a future blog, so today these outfits will focus on the other two colors.
Romantic Floral & Velvet
I loved this look! It has the jewel tones, but it also has the high waisted velvet pants which made this look feel very romantic and retro. Since I had to run errands after work, I opted to wear loafers, but a chunky heel would also pull this look together nicely.
And the bag. THE BAG. I’m currently renting this one from Rent The Runway, but I’m seriously considering a purchase. I’m a fan of structured bags, but sometimes they have the same boring shape and lack detail. The gold ring handles on this tote are a gorgeous touch, and in my opinion, the bag elevates the whole look.
Just for fun, check this splurge option for the pants 😉
Jewel-Toned Tee and Boots
One of my favorite inclusive brands of the moment is Universal Standard, a female-owned company that has a mission to bring “fashion for all women up to a Universal Standard.” The kicker: the brand offers “fit liberty,” which means they’ll replace any piece in their Fit Liberty collection that doesn’t fit anymore within a year of purchase, for FREE.
“Tee Rex’ is a classic tee with a curved hem, and it’s the perfect fall staple. The tee is available in white, black, slate, eggplant and forest green (pictured). I can’t praise the quality and fit of this tee enough. The fabric is soft, yet sturdy, and the fit immediately seemed to cascade over my curves in the most flattering way! I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to find a t-shirt that’s not overly boxy. It also arrives in a sleek reusable tote, which was a nice touch.
I was able to try this style for free after taking advantage of a giveaway that Universal Standard offered in partnership with Buzzfeed’s As/Is. The giveaway has unfortunately ended, but you can still receive a coupon code for $25 off by subscribing to the As/Is newsletter.
What fall trends and colors are you feeling at the moment?