Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Colors

All the colors of fall


As the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to turn, the autumnal colors start appearing in our wardrobes. Browns, yellows, burnt orange, red, olive and of course cream all make for spectacular color combinations. The pastels of spring and the bright colors of summer are no longer appropriate or fitting for the moods of fall. Just as we begin to bundle up a little more, we also begin to think about mimicking the colors of fall.

 

Brown is a big color for fall and has been for many years. Soft tans and chocolate browns are a staple of any wardrobe and are very appropriate for fall. Add some tweed fabric and a scarf and nothing looks more seasonal. I’ve always found it easy to make the transition from summer to fall in my clothing. Going from winter to spring, then spring to summer has always been a problem for me. I think it is partly because of the unpredictable weather we have in the Bay Area during the spring and summer. Fall is usually pretty foreseeable.

 
Indulge in some yellows
 
 
Here the fog starts rolling in and the evenings get a lot cooler. We may have sunshine throughout the day but it doesn’t get super-hot. I like this weather; I get to wear turtleneck sweaters and my beloved scarves. During the spring and summer I never know if one day will be hot or cold. It can be windy during the afternoon, the temperature can drop twenty degrees overnight, the morning can be mild but by afternoon it’s 110 for some quirky reason. It is the weirdest time of year for crazy weather patterns. Not real conducive for planning an outfit.

 

This is probably why fall is one of my favorite times of year. I can wear a blazer and a scarf. I can also wear either burnt orange or red and not look weird. The weather is mild not bipolar and candy is on sale at the local stores! It doesn’t really get any better than this. The weather isn’t too cold or too hot, the foliage is changing colors, the kids are all in school and we all have an excuse to buy candy and bake pumpkin bread. I think I’ll take a trip to Starbuck today and have a chai tea, it will be a fun way to celebrate fall and all the fall colors.

 
Or maybe some plaid

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