When someone mentions the colors of fall, we automatically think pumpkins, mums, apples, and changing leaves.  A palate more palatable for Thanksgiving dinner than for transitioning into a cool weather wardrobe.  If you think fall tones don’t look right with your skin or hair, think again.  Using seasonal make modernizing your look easier, all while complimenting hair and makeup trends on the runway.

Here’s a guide for using fall colors for your custom apparel:

Determining your undertone:  There are many different shades of skin, but there are only two undertones. Lucky for us, it's the undertone that counts, making this process much simpler. Go ahead and turn your hand over, palm up, taking a gander at the underside of your wrist. What color are the veins? If they look blue or purple, you're cool toned. If they look green or have a yellow cast, you're warm toned. That's it. Simple.

Cool tones: Cool toned women, not surprisingly, look best in what we call "cool" colors like white, black, royal blue, gray, navy, etc. Think of colors that remind you of water, sea, and sky.  While these colors don’t exactly come to mind when Halloween is around the corner, find shirts in neutral colors (brown, gray, white) and accent with the tones that look best on you.

Warm tones: Warm tones look beautiful in "earthy" shades like burnt orange, cream, saturated sunny yellow, brown, dark leafy green, and that shade of red maple leaves turn when autumn comes your way. Taupe, heathered brown, and camel are also in your wheelhouse.

Know the Color Wheel: Ever notice when someone puts together two colors that you would never have thought looked good together? Chances are, she's up on her color wheel and knows her undertone. Color mixing is a huge trend for the past few years, so it's worth taking the time to understand how colors work off each other. If you split the color wheel in half with an invisible line, one side will be warm and the other cool. Super convenient.

Pick a color, any color. Trace your finger over that line to its direct opposite and you have two complementary colors, one warm and one cool. If they complement on the wheel, they'll look complementary in your wardrobe. For your most flattering look, place the color that works best for your skin tone closest to your face and work the other color in further away. 

Adjust for Fall: Here are some color combinations that will take you stylishly into the cold winter months ahead.

Date night? Pair a camel-colored leather blazer with a turquoise t-shirt (Bella+ Canvas Unisex Short Sleeve Jersey T-Shirt)

For an athletic look, try a heather gray (alo Quarter-Zip Lightweight Pullover) with a headband and sling-style backpack in aubergine.

“Casual Country” brings to mind a red and blue plaid shirt with red lounge pants (Gildan Heavy Open Bottom Sweatpants) for watching the sun set on the back porch. 


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