How to wear the right color for the season: about the different color trends to look forward to in the fall of 2021.

We're only three weeks into fall, but we can already feel the crisp air. The leaves are turning, the nights are getting chillier and the festivals are in full swing. You're also probably already looking ahead to what colors will be trending during autumn.
If you're wondering where to start, we've got you covered with this ultimate guide on how to wear the right colors for autumn and what different trends will be coming our way.

What is your color personality?

You may have heard of color psychology, which is the branch of psychology that studies the effects of color on human behavior. There are two schools of color psychology, the “cool colors” and the “warm colors”. Cool colors are calming and relaxing, while warm colors are energizing and stimulating. In addition to your personality, the color that will bring you comfort is the earth’s color, orange.

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Cool colors are the colors of the outdoors and your inner world. It gives you a sense of security and trust, making you feel safe enough to venture out into the world. The earthy and rustic colors will energize you because you’re going to be spending most of your days moving around outside. Conversely, the refreshing blues and greens will help you get through the day.

The color red evokes emotions such as warm blood and fire, stimulating your brain and body.

Some of the most powerful emotional responses are those associated with romance or fun. A soothing red, makes you feel more comfy. If you’re planning on a romantic moody attire with matching scarves and fancy shoes, a red color palette is a must. 

It’s no surprise that sunny, warm colors are so popular with just about everyone all year-round. They work great for a casual outfit and can even help us loosen up some work-from-home blues. Matching outfits and sweatshirts are two of the top warm combos you can try. Although, you can probably relate to this bundle of energy by picking up at least one red T-shirt.

Another color trend you may recognize in the new season is the usage of bold color. A bold color that has a similar heart-to-heart feel to its opposite is green. It makes you feel energized and can be paired with everything from t-shirts and jackets to casual leisure pieces.

Not only does it energize the body, but a little bit of it goes a long way. A little bit of green can tone down the intensity of an entire outfit.

Find your best autumn color palette

The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and the style inspiration is flowing. It's autumn and it's time to start thinking about our makeup, clothes and even your nail polish.

The best thing about autumn is that we can use our favorite summer makeup colors but add a darker, richer tone to it. “The Leaves Are Changing” is a periodic feature here on the Zazza Blog where we feature timely celebrity makeup tutorials, recipes and lifestyle content highlighting the changing colors of fall.

This time, stay tuned as our color inspiration expert shows us how you can incorporate fall colors into your beauty routine.

Picking a favorite color is half the battle, but expanding your palette in this fashion requires experimenting. You'll want to adjust your palette to match your lifestyle and preferences, so indulge yourself while you can!

#1: Dark Pink

Nutmeg, vanilla and streaky pink are surefire autumn makeup tactics.  These hues instantly pop out, lending authority to whatever you put on your face.
To achieve them, follow these steps:
Open a dark pink lipstick and place a dot of MAC 217 on each adjacent corner of your lower lips. (If it's too much work, try another color.) How long does it take for the product to dry? It depends on how fine your product is.

Dress for the season with the right colors

Think about what colors are going to look best on you throughout the season. This doesn’t mean that you have to wear a new outfit every day, but what you can do is change your accessories or wear a different colored shirt. Also, try mixing colors as much as possible to create a vibrant look.

Style tips, outfit ideas & fashion inspiration for autumn

Of course, the color wheel paired with the above should be used as a general guideline, but try experimenting yourself. You’ve been asked this before, but it’s always great to hear where people are embracing the different hues. For example — black is hot and dark. Purple is calm and enchanting. Green is energetic and healthy. Pink, soft and flirty colors appeal to many.

As the season draws to a close, it’s time to start preparing for winter. The cold weather can be hard on the body, but it’s important to not ignore the celebration part of this season. Celebrate with an outfit that you can pull on quickly when the temperature drops. Check out these nine look book examples for clothing that, when paired with a hot tea or a good book in the evening, can help you stay warm all night long.

According to fashion influencer, Tahlia Ball, this is a classic neutral look for autumn. With just a simple color palette comprised of neutral-colored clothes, you can create what feels like the complete outfit for this season. One thing to keep in mind is that this look is also way better for layering as well!

As part of our looks book, we have three pieces that can help you fight off the cold weather. First is a knit jumper, called a Simply Caboose, that can be worn over a mid-layer and bottoms (if the weather is a bit colder). For an outdoorsy alternative, consider turning a sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt into a parka. On a cooler day, a long-sleeved sweater is ideal.

What is trending in your favorite color?

The best way to make sure you’re wearing the right color is to know what’s trending in your favorite color. If you aren’t sure what’s trending, you can look at what celebrities are wearing, take a look at street style photos and check out some of your favorite fashion bloggers.

Even better, you can also take a closer look at the fabric of the dress you want to wear. A cool-toned pink color could live up to its name thanks to our cozy orange-hued 5F bedding, while an earthy brown hue is guaranteed to get you the “horse shed” adjective.

Try showing some of this knowledge to snag the color of your dreams!

Check out our color trend and trend setters for inspiration (and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for daily planning inspiration).

What color trend are you feeling this fall?

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