In every autumn we revel in the beauty of the colours. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of chemical processes that take place in the tree as the season changes and weather becomes cooler. During the summer leaves of the trees become drier and in the monsoon they get new life as rain removes dryness and they get enough water. Autumn is the season when trees find a combination of rain and sunshine. Thus they come out with the true colours of nature. Like nature you can bring the touch of autumn in your dress style. Here are some examples using autumn colours as the basis for creating fall outfits.
Weekend LayersGood style is all about looking confident, comfortable and natural in your environment. Nature not only offers us beautiful colour combinations, but we’ve also been conditioned to find these naturally-forming palettes approachable and pleasing. During the fall, for example, complement your surroundings by taking inspiration from the leaves. Brown, burnt orange, rustic burgundy, burnished beiges, deep mustard yellows, etc. colours also suit with the season. It’s important to pay close attention to the distinct shades of nature’s colours. For example, take the combination of red and orange. Vivid red and bright orange would be a jarring combination, but a deeper burgundy with a burnt orange can be a soothing mix.
Your tailored wardrobe can follow the same principle, like a forest green double-breasted jacket, ochre brown hopsack trousers and burnt orange knit tie. In its usual cyclical fashion, menswear proportions are moving from the slim minimalism inspired by the 1960s, to fuller and dandier proportions inspired by the expressive and indulgent 1970s. Aesthetics is really important. There are times for tight lapels and skinny ties, but this outfit calls for full peak lapels and a wide knit tie.
Lightweight outerwear is a great place to add a dose of unexpected colour. Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean colour that is bright or in-your-face. This dusty salmon or brown anorak is nicely complemented by the autumn palette that most often surrounds it. Pick a jacket to cope with the changing weather. Of course, some particular autumn colours suit more to experiment in the season. The trick is to mimic the natural colours in your location, wherever that may be. This is also a good tip to keep in mind if you’re packing for a trip.
Down The Middle
Take advantage of another popular autumn colour – burgundy. It looks sophisticated, mature and flattering on just about any skin tone. Tailored jacket, textured knit and slim dark jeans create a combination of an outfit that can take you from day to night and is appropriate for a variety of different occasions. It maintains a balance of not too dressed-up, not too dressed-down. Autumn is also the best time to break out suede shoes. Their napped texture is most appropriate in cool, dry, temperatures.