Starting that new-season wardrobe can be tricky business. Even though fall usually means grays, browns, or rusty shades, if you want to bring some fun to your outfits, think bold hues of yellow, purple, hot pink, blue, green, orange, fuchsia, and turquoise. Extremely popular this season, bright colors remain firmly on the fashion radar. It’s time to forget all those dull, monotonous autumnal shades and shop hot hues which are an amazing way to liven up your looks. From comfy coats, blazers and cozy knits to chic skirts, vibrant shades represent a love story this season.
I love a bright colored pencil skirt I can wear all year round. You have two choices on top when wearing color on your bottom half: go bold (top left) or tone your bright skirt down with neutrals (top center). For a more subtle style statement that is sleek and sassy on its own, opt for a trend-right color-blocked pencil skirt (top right). Focusing on a neutral heel or a handbag, along with minimal-to-no accessories, these are just a couple of ways show off your sense of style with this trend.
What’s the secret to pulling off a busy print on your lower half? Keep the rest of your ensemble crisp and clean, and opt for sleek accessories to provide some extra polish. Use a pair of edgy collar tips to modernize a classic sleeveless button-up (top center) or throw on a cropped jacket (top left), and finish the look with a structured bag and a glam, leg-lengthening strappy sandal or ankle bootie (top right).
Keeping warm is a definite factor this season when rocking a colored skirt. No need to fret. Tights can do so much for an outfit: pulls it all together, adds some punch (with different textures) and, of course, keep your legs toasty warm.
Skirts seem tailor-made to make a woman feel sophisticated and ladylike with clean lines and the suggestion of a dress. They’re perfect for a luncheon, board meeting or work holiday parties. I prefer my skirts to be knee length or to hang just past the knee. The cut is about elongation so wear your skirt as high as possible on the waist and embrace a little length. For a woman with a thicker waist, I would suggest wearing your skirt on your hips instead of the waist to minimize tummy bulge. Think head-to-toe, attention-grabbing outfits. Win the spotlight this season with these wow-worthy colored skirts and add an instant hit of boldness and sophistication to your fall wardrobe.
For more tips on adding color, pattern, and texture to your fall and winter wardrobe check out Natalie’s bestselling book, Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style. It is available in Paperback, Kindle and Abridged Ebook Format.