By Tamy Lugo • Fall trends for 2011, Fashion trends for 2011, Finds, How to add color to your wardrobe, style, in style, color blocking, Color trends for fall 2011, New look latest fashion, Danielle McFarland, be a fashion stylist
That little girl with lots of spunk in her outta this world decor was one of my faves growing up. At a time in the 80's when pastels were precious, she was a one of a king fashionista and was not afraide to let her true colors shine.
Little did we know, those fantastic jewel tones would make a loud statement time and time again. It’s time to unleash our inner kid and have some fun with color this Fall. Let’s see just how far you’ll go in the name of fashion.
If I had a Nordstrom gift card every time I nixed an outfit for the sake of "too matchy-matchy”, I’d be one decked out Diva. I’ll be the first to admit that I have stood by the motto, too much of one color
is, well too much. Throw it in the bag cause that’s not the case this Fall ladies
. The runways are filled with bold hues, one right on top of the other. Red on red on orange, emerald with jade and even one piece yellows
. These can be tough waters to dip into but fear not, there are some easy ways to wade into this trend without drowning.
Spring 2011 brought color blocking and it was so simple to pull off that look with a black or nude pump. But if you’re gonna try to keep up this Fall, the solids will work from head to toe without softening with any kind of a natural hue.
To keep from looking like a walking crayon, try to show a bit of skin.
Take the plunge and go for a deeper v-neck, a mini or something off the shoulder. Your natural skin tone will level it out.
Don’t get confused by the idea of all one color. A color can have many shades within the same fam. So go for a violet dress paired with a toned down version of purple pumps. Or go big with the same colored blouse and trouser or skinny pant. Keep it solid to avoid being the fash-hole of the week. Most seasonal lines at any store make a top and pant version of a collection in the same hue. And the most exciting thing about this is that you’ll most likely be able to find a soft with a hard. What I mean by this is a perfect pair would be a sheer or silk top with a heavier material bottom (skirt or pant) or vice versa.
If you have trouble finding this look at your local retailer, thrift or vintage stores are a goldmine for this look.
Grandmas silky blouse paired with your mamas 70’s flared cord pants is so fabosh! Rock it with confidence and you’re sure to turn heads this Fall. Voila, you’ve just tasted the Fall rainbow. Yummmm!
by: Danielle McFarland
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