Finding Inspiration Through the Colors of Fall


Today’s guest blogger, Tiffany, is the Eco/Organic Living and Artsy Contributing Editor at Baby Loving Mama. A lover of healthy living and eco-friendly products, she is a mama to three year old daughter Aeowyn and wife to Alister. Tiffany’s true passions include art, fashion design and sewing, and the empowerment of women through motherhood. In this post, she covers some of her favorite colors for fall fashion, and the nature that inspires them.

It’s September, and what? Summer’s over? Deep breath and sigh…but after I’m done with mourning summer, the excitement of autumn starts to kick in. Anticipation builds. Following the light and airy dresses under the hot summer sun, the crisp autumn air can be a refreshing reminder of the beautiful colors to follow. I often look forward to these vibrant colors. If I think of the seasons strictly through the visual hues they represent to me, autumn is sure my favorite seasonal palette. Bold, rich, deep colors. As a painter and textile artist, I think of fashion as Art. If we break it down to the basic elements of Art and Design, color, to me, is probably the one with the most power to pop. We can say so much by the colors we wear.

We can also take great fashion inspiration from our seasonal change, not only by adding layers but also from the amazing color schemes that are right before us! Nature truly provides a prime time for catching these prominent rays of color. Some of the favorite colors for this fall:

MUSTARD, as in the Craspedia Billy Balls Yellow Flower.

Craspedia Billy Balls Yellow Flower   MUSTARD

Nature Photo Credit: Barbara Stellmach, Gingerlee Photography

Mustard as a nice, bold color adds a wonderful visual interest to any fall outfit. I enjoy the glow mustard seems to have on the skin. This color inspiration is easily tapped with the Jennifer Crinkle Scarf or the Stephanie Mohair Shawl in Mustard Yellow.

ROYAL BLUE, like the last wild blueberries for picking.

Royal blue  blue crinkle scarf

Nature Photo Credit: Barbara Stellmach, Gingerlee Photography

Royal blue, with its rich, gem-like intrigue, is a fantastic way to play on gem tones this season…from the earth and turning the vavoom volume up! Who says blue is just for boys? Give blue a flare with the Martha Crinkle Scarf.

LIPSTICK RED and OLIVE as an autumn leaf taking its gentle place on a moss bed, Nature’s Carpet.

autumn leaf

Nature Photo Credit: Barbara Stellmach, Gingerlee Photography

Lipstick Red, what a sexy color! Seriously, don’t you think so? Even under the layers of the biting fall air, red pulls through for us! An aside if you will: Lipstick Red, to me, will always carry a connection to the original process of creating the first red dyes…crushing of insect blood! Maybe that’s why red is such a color of power? Pigments are fascinating, aren’t they? Accessorizing with such a powerful color is a fast way to add richness to any occasion. And, needless to say, wearing this color may cause heads to turn in your direction!

Knit hat   crinkle scarf   Solid colored Pashmina

Beret Photo Credit: Knittles Shop

This classic beret deserves a scarf and calls out for a winning color combination with another classic tone, such as this Abigail Crinkle Pashmina in Coffee Brown. Truly, a deep and vivid chocolate brown is a clear favorite for all.

Continuing on inspiration from the earthy moss, Olive presents a nice sturdy foundation to connecting to the inspiring fall color scheme this season, as seen in the Solid Colored Pashmina in Dark Green.

When you know what colors work on you, they can be a creative way to make an outfit your own and to add life to your daily outfits. What are some of your favorite colors to wear during this autumn season? Do you dare to be courageous? One piece of color homework: we all have those comfortable colors – why not try out a new color this season? Does a Lipstick Red scarf have so much personality it may, gasp, scare you? Try it! Why not? Remember that using color brings instantaneous satisfaction, and your happy glow from it may be contagious. One more thought: draw inspiration from your surroundings this fall, and take that extra pause to take a deep breath. What inspires you?

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