There’s a lot of buzz around the colors of fall, and rightfully so! Nature changes to warm, rustic hues of reds, oranges, and yellows, and fashion follows. The colors are part of the coziness of the season. But there’s something to be said for a neutral outfit that lets texture and simplicity shine.
Textures are important in keeping with the season. In summer, you can wear a white linen top with white linen pants and look like the breeziest image of summer fashion — but that clearly wouldn’t work in fall. So whether it’s corduroy, knit, suede, leather, wool, or any other cool weather fabric, make sure you mix a couple of them for making neutral work in autumn. For my neutral outfit, I wore a beige sleeveless knit sweater which is from Madewell last year. I still love it as it’s so perfect for the season! I wear it without a jacket for our warm fall days like here, and underneath a light coat for cooler days (like in this post from fall in San Francisco last year).
I paired it with an off-white denim mini skirt which I bought in the spring. It’s been great for fall as well when it’s still too warm some days to wear long pants. And I’m always trying to get as much Vitamin D while I can before the cold gray days of winter come; baring my legs helps with that. I mixed in another texture with my suede, fringe-tasseled bag. The soft, blush color keeps with the neutral tones of the outfit. And lastly, dark details feel heavier and anchor the lightness of the outfit: these black boots which I’ve been wearing with most of my fall outfits (and which are 40% off!), a black Michael Kors watch from last year, and these burgundy sunglasses which give me that little pop of a fall hue.
What’s your take on going neutral for fall? Love it or hate it — tell me below!