Nordstrom jacket; top (option); Old Navy jeans; Target hat, old (similar); ℅ Ted and Muffy ankle boots; Dooney and Bourke bag.
It’s like clockwork each year around this time. I look around in my closet and all of a sudden the color palette I love for Summer (lots of white and faded denim with bright, floral patterns) starts to look tired. I want to start fresh each Fall and transition to a darker look, with deeper jewel tones and darker patterns (hello leopard!) My nails get painted black each week (my fave), my darker lipsticks come out, and anything and everything in burgundy is purchased or brought out of storage.
I always think it’s funny when a color becomes really trendy, especially when this particular color just seems to always be in at this time of year. For the past couple of years it has been Marsala (or oxblood, burgundy, merlot…ha, I need wine now;) I love incorporating Marsala into my clothing and accessories in the Fall, it just feels RIGHT. It’s like a state mandated girl law to wear it on repeat, am I right?
Here are 3 ways to rock the marsala color trend this Fall:
1) The easiest way for me to start with a new color, or something trendier, is to incorporate it in my makeup. One of my favorite lipstick colors for Fall is Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie in “Lead The Way.” It’s a deep wine color and has almost a goth look to it. My husband hates it! It is definitely an adventurous lip color, but one that instantly make me feel up to date and current. I also really enjoy a burgundy nail color, and would also choose a deeper purple eyeliner as a fun pop of color on my eyes.
2) The second easiest way to incorporate this color into your wardrobe is through accessories. I’ve had this hat above for a couple of years and I love how it brings color to my face in the drearier winter months. You get extra points for wearing an oxblood fedora, too! Scarfs and gloves/mittens also work here. Target is my go to place for stuff like this, because they tend to have the trendier colors and patterns for a low price point, and I can always find something there.
Note: Can we discuss the awesomeness of this burgundy striped cape? Or this quilted leather cross body bag?
3) Lastly, clothing is an obvious (and really fun) way to bring in this color trend. I bought this faux leather jacket above (similar option) from Nordstrom this Summer and I have been dying to wear it! I wear it with all black a lot, and think it is such a great alternative to the black (faux) leather moto jacket look (which I own as well.) I have been eyeing this Free People top in burgundy, as well as this Lush tunic, too. Oh, and THIS yummy sweater! I may have a problem. Anything that I can throw on with jeans and feel fresh and current in makes me a happy girl;)
Tell me, do you follow color trends? What is your favorite way to wear marsala?