Jewel tones are some of the most flattering colors on the rainbow spectrum. In deep, rich hues, the colors instantly inspire feelings of sophistication and luxury. They obviously become more popular in the Fall, as the previous seasons’ brights and pastels fade away with the Summer sun. Adding jewel tones can be an easy way to transition your wardrobe into the cooler weather – either with an accessory, coat, or shoe. Another thing I love about jewel tones is that you often find them paired with sumptuous fabrics – think silk and velvet. Overall, the deeper saturated colors look great on everyone and will keep your wardrobe on-trend. See below for some of my favorite picks in the season’s hottest shades.
Coats are one of my favorite things about the Fall/Winter season. But they can be tricky…you want something that is special, but still versatile enough to go with many outfits in your wardrobe. It’s a delicate balance. Well never fear, as a self-proclaimed outwear expert – I’ve got my favorite picks for the season. Note, these aren’t extreme weather coats. If you need that, just get a Canada Goose. Believe me, it will pay for itself. Mine basically kept this Floridian alive in New York winters. But I digress, the below will keep you looking styling AND warm as the weather starts to transition.
Iro Leather Jacket: A lighter option that I can’t live without. I literally wear my jacket almost every single day and the leather just gets better and more cozy with each wear. As the weather gets colder I’ll start to layer my scarves over it, and even my faur fur stole.
Zara Topcoat: My favorite new Fall purchase so far! I love the modern pop of yellow in this menswear inspired wool coat. You can see me wearing it HERE and I also love THIS ONE. Wear this over black, cream, red, jewel tones – the opportunities are endless.
Rag & Bone Duchess Coat: This olive Rag & Bone coat is for the badass in all of us. All of their coats fit perfectly, and instantly make you feel like you’re strolling through Brooklyn or about to be a villain in the best way possible. I got THIS Rag & Bone coat last year and I can’t wait until it’s cold enough to wear it again. Plus, all of their detailing is perfect – I especially love the asymmetrical double pocket. Lastly, the color is neutral but still special and you’ll want to throw this on over everything.
Zara Bordeaux Oversized Coat: The color of this coat just looks so expensive to me! I love the deep burgundy and it pairs so well with neutrals and brights (ex. The model’s tomato-colored turtleneck) Plus, the length is just perfect!
J.Crew Parke Topcoat: A red coat is one of my favorite cold-weather looks, and this one is no exception. This ladylike coat from Jcrew is the perfect shade of cranberry and instantly adds polish to your outfit. I’ve purchased Jcrew coats in the past and they last year after year. I also love the pink of this particular style, but if you don’t have a red coat – spring for the “Dark Cognac.”
This past weekend was the first that really felt like Fall in Atlanta. Dare I say there was a bit of a chill in the air. Of course, the New Yorker in me took the opportunity to immediately pull out long sleeves and my new favorite coat.
I spotted this coat while shopping at Zara in Dublin, Ireland. But never fear, it’s available in the U.S. as well! The menswear-inspired silhouette is slightly oversized, so I ended up going down a size. I love the shape, the length, the masculine touches- most notably the print. The checked design is uniquely Fall and pairs perfectly with all black. I also love that the color palette is subtle, but has a streak of yellow for a modern touch.
I paired my new coat with all black (a bodysuit and ripped jeans) and a nude sock boot. For those who want to buy into the sock boot trend, I highly recommend these, also from Zara. The comfort is insane, and the color looks rich in person. I think it will be gorgeous on fair skin, and the slightly milky shade looks high fashion on darker skin like mine.
All in all, Zara has some great pieces for Fall, and I can’t wait to pair these two new pieces with more in my closet. The opportunities are endless!