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5 Unexpected Fall Color Trends to Liven Up Your Wardrobe

5 Unexpected Fall Color Trends to Liven Up Your Wardrobe

Save your all-black ensembles for next year. This season is all about COLOR.

As the temperatures start to drop, we’re quick to embrace a wardrobe full of neutrals, from camels and browns to grays and blacks. But this fall, you may want to trade in your trusted noir turtlenecks and tan coats for a bold, bright, and totally unexpected color palette.

If the fall 2019 runways were any indication, the season’s standard sea of buttery neutrals and monochromatic darks is about to get infused with shades of shocking pink, purple, orange, neon yellow, and fashion’s favorite new color: pistachio green. Liven up your wardrobe with these fall color trends that are actually quite groundbreaking.

1. Pistachio

After seasons of asking what the next millennial pink is, we finally have an answer: pistachio green. Popping up on several fall 2019 runways, the color quickly began taking over Instagram and the street style scene. The soft hue feels fresh, especially for the fall/winter season, and looks good in both apparel and accessory forms.

Clockwise from top left: Sally LaPointe, Jil Sander, Ryan Roche, Marc Jacobs

2. Shades of Purple

Purple has long been a polarizing color among the fashion set, but it’s staging a triumphant comeback in all shades this season. From pastel lilacs to deep violets and all that’s in between, purple hit the fall 2019 runways in dress, coat, sweater, and even hat form. For a softer take on the trend, opt for a shade of lavender or lilac.

Clockwise from top left: Lanvin, Cushnie, Sally LaPointe, Tom Ford

3. Bright Orange

The great Elle Woods once declared that anyone who said orange was the new pink was “seriously disturbed.” But contrary to her passionate hot take, there’s room for both orange and pink this season. Brands like Carolina Herrera and Staud sent head-to-toe orange looks down the runway, proving the color is better when bolder. And Sies Marjan paired the bright hue with an equally bright pink, bringing forth the ultimate unexpected fall color palette.

Clockwise from left: Sies Marjan, Staud, Carolina Herrera

4. Shocking Pink

We may be millennial pink-ed out, but there’s plenty of room for bright, hot pink in our closets. Liven up your go-to fall color palette of blacks, browns, and grays with a shade of shocking pink that’ll wake you up on the chilliest of fall days. Take note from Jacquemus and try the look in coat form or go the Chanel route and try it out in a suit.

Clockwise from top left: Jacquemus, Molly Goddard, Chanel, Valentino

5. Neon Highlighters

Surprising us all, neons popped up on countless fall 2019 runways, from New York to Milan to Paris. Whether you go for jacket, sweater, or dress form, this is one way to stand out in all of winter’s storms.

Clockwise from top left: Versace, Sies Marjan, Nina Ricci, Marine Serre