The autumnal equinox (a.k.a. fall) is right around the corner and Pantone’s fashion color report for fall 2014 has officially arrived! Whether you’re looking to splurge or accommodate your budget this fall, we’ll show you the easiest ways to incorporate simple style into your closet with the colors of the season:


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Choose Essie’s Splash of Grenadine as an affordable alternate for Radiant Orchid, a Pantone color for fall 2014. Another stylish option is Ray-Ban’s Tech Lightforce Sunglasses in Metallic Violet. They’re an undeniably cute way to add this fun color into your wardrobe. The color also wears well in spring!


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Don some Royal Blue and make life more interesting with Butter London’s Big Smoke Nail Lacquer. The heavy blue hue has a hint of a metallic sheen, smooth enough to transition into winter. Or, this mini Opening Ceremony handbag will add a little bit of sass to your style. With elements like velvet, silk, and leather, the royal blue color will be sure to standout.


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Aluminum is a fairly easy Pantone color of the season to find and it’s probably already in your closet. If you’re still looking for some inspiration, try this J.Crew Leather Brim Baseball CapSkagen’s Women’s Ancher Gray Leather Strap Watch pairs extraordinarily well with J.Crew’s cap. The watch is water resistant and follows a quartz movement. Wear these two items together for a sophisticated, sporty-chic look!



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Aurora Red will easily add some spice into your look. If you have a favorite photo or print in this color, you can try myNCLA custom nail wraps. Just upload a photo and order your nail wraps straight to your door! Also, the Ray-Ban Erika sunglasses are decorated with a red velvet frame and orange lenses for a pop of color. Red is great for summer too, so wear these items to your fav outdoor rendezvous!


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Misted Yellow has been seen on the runway for Spring 2015, so this fall Pantone color will last through the cold, winter months. Grab Zoya’s Piaf nail color for an easy way to include the color into your style—the subtle shimmer will brighten your mood! ADA’s leather Sunshine Belt sold at Anthropologie would look great with a simple dress. While yellow can sometimes be an overwhelming color, look for subtle, small accessories that won’t take over your outfit.


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Sangria gives us summer memories. Don’t fret, it’s a Pantone color of the season and we have your pink fix. Ruby Wing created color changing nail polish that reacts with the sun! Their Poppy nail color changes from a light pink into the sangria color Pantone swears by this season. Mariana Jewelry can also give you a dose of the color in these drop earrings. The Swarovski crystal earrings were handmade in Israel. Make sure you pull your hair into a high ponytail to show them off!


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Mauve Mist is just as pretty as soft lavender. Try ModCloth’s simple ladylike Arrow flats with a white dress or these Katie Rowland Mini Stake Earrings with a lavender punch. The jewelry is brilliantly edgy and worth a few stares.


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Cognac has been a popular fall color for years, but these Rag & Bone jeans give you the color in new form. Their faux leather skinny jeans are a statement piece on their own, so don’t overdo your accessories. Alternatively, Sole Society’s Duncan braided saddle bag is a great, starter crossbody. The bag will fit your simple essentials for a casual daytime look.


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Bright Cobalt, like yellow, has been seen on the NYFW runways. You can splurge on this color with the Kenzo Cobalt Eye Print Scarf to turn heads (or eyes…get it?). Another unique way to wear this blunt color is Eugenia’s Kim Mishka hat in cobalt. The hat would look great with an all black ensemble!


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Cypress is such a great fall color it’s almost instinctual to pick it up during the season’s transition. Volcom’s Daytripper Fedora would pair great with a black leather jacket. A less expensive take on Pantone’s color of the season is through RGB’s Vert nail color. Benefits from this pick? It’s made in the USA, cruelty free, vegan, and gluten-free.

Which color of the season are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments, we’d love to hear from YOU!

Sources: Pantone Color Report

  • Laura Knight

    Being a woman who loves clothes, I find I spend less money overall if I buy inexpensive clothes that aren’t necessarily well made, because I find I usually tire of the clothes I own before I’ve worn them out anyway. It’s not like I’m going jogging or doing cartwheels in my dress shirts. There is pressure on women to never wear the same outfit twice and check short term loans pros and cons online to buy more, I realize you can accomplish this by mixing and matching items in a wardrobe with a few expensive pieces, but I don’t have the patience or fashion sense to do that.