As the days shorten and the sunlight seems to desert us earlier and earlier, the dark and earthy colors emerge and take center stage in our wardrobes. Just this week, we posted about Sunlight Affective Disorder, about how it affects people at this time of year, and gave some tips of how we can deal with this problem.
Today, we want to add a fashion tip to our suggestions!!! A fashion tip? Of course, we think that fashion plays a part in how we feel, in shaping our moods, and lifting us up!
While we love the earthy and dark color hues of the fall and winter, we suggest that you incorporate some bright and colorful clothing and accessories into that dark #ootd!! Not every single time, but let’s avoid the falling into a rut and make our look eye-catching and upbeat!
Fall is full of colors!! Just look at those glorious leaves which are everywhere, on your sidewalks, the pool, your flowerbeds, and stuck on the heels of your shoes!! Susie seems to collect them when she goes outside!! You get the drift!! The vibrant summer colors work perfectly with the rich hues.
Accessories are the perfect place to start. Necklaces, bracelets, and so on can provide that pop of energy and color to brighten our day!!! We all know how much we love to see a bright pair of shoes or purse with a dark outfit or a black dress! ……..or how about a fabulous hat!!!!! Be still my heart!!! Our eyes are drawn to them, and we can’t help but smile!! It’s like a ray of sunshine on a gray and gloomy day!!
Pairing a soft color like cream or white to a dark ensemble is another way to brighten the day! Soft blouses or tops with fabulous sleeve details are just begging to be matched with the winter hues. Setting a happier mood and lifting our spirits!!!
Those summer dresses in those intense colors can bring intrigue and excitement to the day when contrasted with the darker and richer colors. Capes, coats, blazers, and sweaters gain another dimension when worn over these dresses.
Don’t forget those brightly colored slacks or leggings!!! Don’t pack them all away!! Your neutral colored cardigans are perfect with those colors!! You can always incorporate a belt in an earthy hue to tone the brightness down a tad!!! or not!!!!
The small details like our nail color are yet another place to lighten the mood!! The cheery colors like cobalt blue, sunny saffron and bright orchid, are perfect for playing up the camel, beige, black and gray outerwear we layer in fall.
When your nails look fabulous, they totally need some arm candy to accompany them. We have partnered with Jord watches this season to bring you some of the best arm candy found anywhere! The watch featured on Michelle can be found by clicking here. One of a kind wooden watches made to fit is a perfect Christmas gift! Michelle’s is from the Frankie series. The large gold face with earthy tone zebra wood is such a Go to piece!
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Michelle’s watch wasn’t the only cute thing about her outfit- her leather midi and v-neck bell sleeve cream top were a hit!
Vince Camuto made the suede/patent leather peep toe shoe which was just the ticket to top off this look. It doesn’t get much better than a moderate wedge with some edginess to them. Michelle really loves the soft suede paired with the sassy patent leather.
Susie decided to style a look with a brightly colored vintage maxi dress from the 1970’s. We can all agree that there are some intense colors at play in the beautiful print of her dress. Magenta, purple, and turquoise blend really well with the gold, mustard and gold hues!
She decided to pair the dress with a suede cape in a warm camel hue from Forever 21. The cape is such a staple in her fall wardrobe and is perfect for so many different events!! It’s the perfect weight for the temperatures in the Lowcountry.
Her accessories include this fabulous vintage hat which she found recently at Soda City in Columbia while visiting her son and daughter in law!! It’s rich color soooo enhances the beautiful hues in the dress!! the fabulous sunnies from Versona Her shoes are a rust suede and match the suede belt that she added to the dress!!
Who doesn’t love a dress that has a full skirt and gives you such a fabulous twirl!!!
Dont let the gloomy and gray days get you down!! So what if the sun doesn’t shine all the time!! We can bring the sunshine to the day through our attitudes and fashion!!
Can y’all believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving????? So much to do and so little time!!! 🍁🍂🍁Happy Weekend, lovely ladies!!! 🍁🍂🍁