Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fashion Update: How to Wear Fall’s Bold Colors

The fall fashion season is ushering in some vibrant hues. Rich jewel tones are hot, and incorporating them into your wardrobe is an easy way to instantly freshen it up.

Passionate About Purple

Purple is a strong color, so use it as an accent in your wardrobe. Wear a skinny belt or pumps, suggests style expert Niria Portella. Or try a purple platform ankle boot, suede bag or pashmina shawl. Purple works well with gray, navy, brown and olive green.

Radiant in Red

This bold color looks great on nearly everyone. Use it for main pieces, like dresses and skirts, and accessories, like suede boots and opaque tights, Portella says. You can wear red alone or combine several shades. And don’t be afraid to mix it up: Red pairs well with eggplant, steel gray, camel and navy, says founder Sharon Haver. If classic red is a bit too bright for your taste, tone things down by wearing a Bordeaux shade.


  1. I'm thinking I need more radiant red. I've definitely been dressed in depressing black for too long. Red sweater coming up tomorrow (with black pants & shoes - easing into a new color LOL)!

  2. Hey! I got a purple purse! I am so ... (speechless... fill in the blank)

  3. OOps, I thought it said radiant in bed ;-O

  4. What a nice blog you have..thanks for all this information