What do we think of when we think of fall? For some it’s a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, a good book and a cozy blanket. To Seattleites, fall means that the rain is returning so you better dig to the bottom of your closet and find those Hunter boots that you excitedly pushed to the back and out of sight. For me for my fellow Fashinistas/os, fall means a new season for the fashion world to bring its A-game.
Fall in Seattle never fails to bring that familiar brisk bite to the air every single year, but with this chill comes a Style Guru’s best friend: layers. Layers, when done tastefully, are the perfect way to show that you’ve got it together and also further your opportunity to demonstrate your personal style. Just because you have to start bundling up doesn’t meant that you have to compromise on style. As we know, trends constantly cycle around not only every few decades, but the timeless trends are seen year after year. For example, jewel tones.
Jewel tones are some of the most beautifully rich colors out there, and they tend to mimic the changing colors of fall leaves. So regardless of where you live, just a few pieces can make you look and feel ready for the holiday months! Another one of the many, many reasons why you should love and wear jewel tones is that these saturated colors look great on all skin tones and with all hair colors. Yes, I know that this is hard to believe, but trust me it’s true.
I keep saying “jewel tones” over and over, but what are they? Jewel tones include: emerald green, royal purple, sapphire blue and ruby red. If you are not a fan of the brightest shades of these colors, you can definitely utilize deeper more muted tones; something a little closer to a maroon or a navy blue as I have demonstrated in this outfit. You can easily still rock a jewel tone without having it screaming “look how bright and bold I am.”
Back in medieval times these colors were only for royalty to wear because these saturated colors took a lot of time and effort to make. Now, they have been named appropriately and are available for any savvy Fashionista/o to wear.
This holiday season take a chance! Whether that means with your fashion choices, meeting someone new or just trying a new holiday food. Embrace the weather and get ready for the parade of holidays that are on their way.