Now that autumn is officially in full swing (hello chilly temperatures, holiday season, and pumpkin pie!), it’s time to change out your bright summer wardrobe in favor of deep tones reminiscent of the fall foliage. Whether you’re looking for outfit inspiration for work, play, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re sharing how to layer different fall colors into your wardrobe and a few of our favorite Stella Carakasi autumn outfits.
5 tips for layering colors
Start off monochromatic
If mixing colors scares you, try creating an entire outfit out of just one color. Monochromatic outfits are usually made with muted/ deeper tones and look chic and put together. You can try out a matching suit or separates that are coordinated in color!
Use neutrals as a base
When wearing deep fall tones (think purples, dark yellows, deep oranges, maroons, etc.), it’s always best to start with a base of neutral colors. A base could mean your pants, shoes, or even your outerwear pieces. This will let your colorful garments shine and will allow for super easy matching. Neutral shades that look great with deep colors are black, brown, navy, white, gray, and creams. Denim can also be considered a neutral color!
Don’t be afraid to go bold
Looking to stand out in the crowd? If you want to mix and match tones, try creating outfits that utilize complementary colors. Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and can result in a bold yet put-together look.
Don’t forget the accessories!
Your accessories should finish off your outfit and take the look to the next level and we currently love Banana Republic’s fall selection. This could mean statement necklaces, a neutral yet functional bag, cute fall boots, and even a flattering eyeshadow look! We love matching our accessories to the focus color in the look.
At the end of the day, fashion is an expression of how we’re feeling, there is no need to play by anyone’s rules. Create outfits that you feel confident in with styles that are high quality and comfortable to last you season after season. Here at Stella Carakasi, we are all about having fun with our style and we create clothing that any woman can feel great in!
Autumn outfit inspiration
Now that you’re ready to combine colors like a pro, let’s get into a few of our favorite fall outfit ideas featuring some gorgeous autumn colors!
A vest and a sweater are like a peanut butter and jelly–the perfect autumn combination! Our brand new Take Note Vest is a must-have layering piece that can be worn all year round. The unique oversized hood turns into a dramatic collar when worn down and the front pockets serve as both cute and functional. This wool-blend vest is the perfect layering piece to add style without the bulk when worn over the stunning Tie Dyed Every Day Tee in Amethyst. The breathtaking mix of Amethyst, Forest, and Ceylon colors of this top are the autumn combination of our dreams. This top boasts a 3-color tie-dye, flattering scoop neck, and has long sleeves to keep you cozy all season long! There’s nothing like rocking a long cardigan or vest with a pair of cozy yet flattering leggings during the fall season. The Tencel® Love The Look Leggings are going to be your new closet staple to wear to the office, dinner dates, and even lounging at home!
These aren’t just your average leggings though–the Love The Look Leggings feature smooth lines, flattering seams, and a hidden elastic waist to keep you feeling confident and comfy all day long. They’re made from a sustainable Tencel® material so you can feel good about your look and your impact on the planet!
What would a fall outfit be without a little accessorizing? We love creating eyeshadow looks with coordinating autumn tones featured in our outfits! The Bare Minerals Mineralist Sunlit Pallete is the perfect autumn purchase with forest greens, warm copper, and neutral browns. What’s not to love?!
Remember when we mentioned monochromatic looks earlier? This cardigan/ sweater combination is the perfect example! The brand new Reversible Step Up Cardigan is the definition of versatile with two different reversible color options. Move from bold to neutral depending on your mood with the Black/ Ceylon color combination. The Reversible Step Up Cardigan boasts an asymmetrical front hem and flattering shawl collar. And because of its unique color combination, it pairs great with our All You Need Sweater in the same colors! This closet staple features a flattering, full A-line shape and has an eye-catching dip-dye design. Try wearing this duo with our best-selling Slimming Ankle Pants to stay comfortable and put together! These flattering and stretchy pants are both chic and functional. They’re made from a Tencel® blended Ponte knit and have slimming style lines to show off your curves.
No fall outfit is complete without a good pair of booties. The Eileen Fisher Tokyo Nappa Leather Bootie is an autumn staple to wear for any occasion. The smooth leather and slightly squared toe are both chic and flattering. Plus, the heel is not too high making these booties practical for all-day wear!
Jackets are also a great way to play with layering different colors. This outfit is a great example of how to build a look around a solid-colored style by complementing it with other neutral pieces! Start with a lighter fall jacket like our new Favorite Jacket. This sleek and edgy jacket is the perfect addition to your autumn wardrobe because it’s light enough to wear during the day and will pair with almost any outfit! We love rocking it with our best-selling Tiburon Tunic Icon in the new color, Ceylon. This tunic fits and flatters most body shapes and is made from an organic cotton stretch poplin and Modal® jersey fabric combination. It has functional front pockets and is long enough to wear with your favorite pair of leggings, like our Love The Look Leggings!
And don’t forget the bag! The Los Feliz Large Tote bag by The Sak is a great option for autumn because of its deep brown tones that can be worn with any outfit! The brown and black accents make this tote bag versatile and practical. Talk about a win-win.
Make sure to head to our Looks We Love page to discover more autumn outfit combinations featuring your favorite Stella Carakasi styles!