These Street Style Color Trends Are Setting The Tone For Fall

Emily Ruane

The city streets become veritable rainbows during Fashion Week, with influencers and well-dressed editors turning out in their brightest and finest to peacock for street-style photographers (and these days, their own Instagram feeds). We pay close attention to the color stories that unfurl throughout the days and weeks following the shows, and reference the no-guts-no-glory palettes all season long, as we put together our own outfit wish lists.

To get a better understanding of the fashion-forward shades that we’re seeing out on the avenues, we spoke with Laurie Pressman, from Pantone’s renowned Color Institute, and Jane Boddy, a UK-based color and trend forecaster, who told us the meaning behind the “influential” tones that will be seeping into the stores this fall. “Consumers are highly color aware, and are using it on every part of their body to express who they are,” says Pressman. The tints for autumn, she observes, “display confidence and expresses our wide-range acceptance of color.” Click through to see street-style stars shining in the hues of the moment, and find out where to find matching tones in stores right this moment.

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“After many seasons of the hyper-brights, the <strong>core naturals palette</strong> has become a key feature,” says Jane. “What we consider them to be <strong>organic colors</strong>,” says Laurie, “are reflecting our desire to live a more natural life.”
“After many seasons of the hyper-brights, the core naturals palette has become a key feature,” says Jane. “What we consider them to be organic colors,” says Laurie, “are reflecting our desire to live a more natural life.”
Pantone’s “<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/18-1155-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sugar Almond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sugar Almond</a>” is a warm, chocolatey brown, and is just as yummy as it sounds. <br><br><strong>Bishop + Young Anthropologie</strong> Suede Jumpsuit, $, available at <a href="https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/suede-jumpsuit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>
Pantone’s “Sugar Almond” is a warm, chocolatey brown, and is just as yummy as it sounds.

Bishop + Young Anthropologie Suede Jumpsuit, $, available at Anthropologie
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/17-0530-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Guacamole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Guacamole</a>” is a vivid olive — the autumnal answer to all of the pale, bright greens that you sported this summer.<br><br><strong>C/MEO Collective</strong> Clean Slate Balloon Sleeve Mini Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.verishop.com/c-meo-collective/dresses/clean-slate-balloon-sleeve-mini-dress/p1640361295907" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>
Guacamole” is a vivid olive — the autumnal answer to all of the pale, bright greens that you sported this summer.

C/MEO Collective Clean Slate Balloon Sleeve Mini Dress, $, available at Verishop
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/12-0815-TPX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vanilla Custard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vanilla Custard</a>” is a creamy white that will balance out your rotation of black and denim.<br><br><strong>LANE BOOTS</strong> Robin Western Boot, $, available at <a href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/lane-boots-robin-western-boot-women/5383450" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>
Vanilla Custard” is a creamy white that will balance out your rotation of black and denim.

LANE BOOTS Robin Western Boot, $, available at Nordstrom
“<strong>Summer tones</strong> also appear in a winter palette, as the boundaries between the seasons continue to blur,” explains Jane. These “<strong>bold, vibrant, and fearless brights</strong>,” says Laurie, “have been on the top of the [color trend] list and show no signs of slowing down.”
Summer tones also appear in a winter palette, as the boundaries between the seasons continue to blur,” explains Jane. These “bold, vibrant, and fearless brights,” says Laurie, “have been on the top of the [color trend] list and show no signs of slowing down.”
No one will mistake you for a shrinking violet — or any kind of violet, for that matter — in a look-at-me hue like Pantone’s “<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/16-1358-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Orange Tiger" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Orange Tiger</a>.”<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Rib-knit Dress, $, available at <a href="https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=5171375911&iu=/8904/r29/Click_Tracker" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>
No one will mistake you for a shrinking violet — or any kind of violet, for that matter — in a look-at-me hue like Pantone’s “Orange Tiger.”

H&M Rib-knit Dress, $, available at H&M
We love “<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/15-1150-TPX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dark Cheddar" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dark Cheddar</a>,” a yellowish-orange that will help you channel summer in October.<br><br><strong>Farm Rio</strong> Cutout Long Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.shopbop.com/cuout-long-dress-farm-rio/vp/v=1/1530102289.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>
We love “Dark Cheddar,” a yellowish-orange that will help you channel summer in October.

Farm Rio Cutout Long Dress, $, available at Shopbop
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/17-1926-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fruit Dove" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fruit Dove</a>” is an '80s-inflected pink that bring oomph to any cold-weather look.<br><br><strong>Eloquii</strong> Tie Waist Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.eloquii.com/tie-waist-skirt/1208151.html?dwvar_1208151_colorCode=4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eloquii" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eloquii</a>
Fruit Dove” is an '80s-inflected pink that bring oomph to any cold-weather look.

Eloquii Tie Waist Skirt, $, available at Eloquii
“<strong>Azure blue</strong> is my favorite color,” says Jane. “It reminds me of good times in the sun on holiday — color carries a lot of emotion.” In addition, <strong>cool blues and greens</strong> “reflect our concerns for the planet and our desire to connect to nature,” says Pressman.
Azure blue is my favorite color,” says Jane. “It reminds me of good times in the sun on holiday — color carries a lot of emotion.” In addition, cool blues and greens “reflect our concerns for the planet and our desire to connect to nature,” says Pressman.
We’re instinctively drawn to the deep cerulean that Pantone calls “<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-4055-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Galaxy Blue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Galaxy Blue</a>.”<br><br><strong>SANCIA</strong> Cecillia Jumpsuit, $, available at <a href="https://shopbuho.co/collections/womens-best-sellers/products/sancia-cecillia-jumpsuit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Buho" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Buho</a>
We’re instinctively drawn to the deep cerulean that Pantone calls “Galaxy Blue.”

SANCIA Cecillia Jumpsuit, $, available at Buho
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-3815-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Evening Blue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Evening Blue</a>” — navy, to us laypeople — is a chic alternative to black this fall.<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Water-repellent quilted coat, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/us/women/coats-puffer---quilted/water-repellent-quilted-coat_53083718.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>
Evening Blue” — navy, to us laypeople — is a chic alternative to black this fall.

Mango Water-repellent quilted coat, $, available at Mango
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-6050-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eden" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eden</a>” is a surprisingly neutral blue-ish piney green.<br><br><strong>Find</strong> Loose Fit Denim Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/find-Womens-MRW2237-Green-US/dp/B07MN2GDLB" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>
Eden” is a surprisingly neutral blue-ish piney green.

Find Loose Fit Denim Jacket, $, available at Amazon
“In our ever shifting-environment, <strong>soft and warm colors that bring comfort</strong> continue [to trend] — as does our desire for stability,” says Laurie.
“In our ever shifting-environment, soft and warm colors that bring comfort continue [to trend] — as does our desire for stability,” says Laurie.
Our favorite generational pale hue makes an appearance this season as Pantone’s “<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/12-1110-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crème de Pêche" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Crème de Pêche</a>.”<br><br><strong>Free People</strong> Lou Jean Babydoll Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.freepeople.com/shop/lou-jean-babydoll-dress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>
Our favorite generational pale hue makes an appearance this season as Pantone’s “Crème de Pêche.”

Free People Lou Jean Babydoll Dress, $, available at Free People
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/15-1530-TPX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Peach pink" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Peach pink</a>” is a lively, vibrating alternative to the paler iteration of the hue.<br><br><strong>Need Supply</strong> Hurley Wave Earring, $, available at <a href="https://needsupply.com/hurley-wave-earring/W107084.html?lang=en_US" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Need Supply" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Need Supply</a>
Peach pink” is a lively, vibrating alternative to the paler iteration of the hue.

Need Supply Hurley Wave Earring, $, available at Need Supply
“<a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/16-0000-TCX" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Paloma" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Paloma</a>” is a desaturated, soothing and grown-up gray.<br><br><strong>Addition Elle</strong> Double-Faced Duster Coat, $, available at <a href="https://www.additionelle.com/en/double-faced-duster-coat---addition-elle/425903.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Addition Elle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Addition Elle</a>
Paloma” is a desaturated, soothing and grown-up gray.

Addition Elle Double-Faced Duster Coat, $, available at Addition Elle

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