Why You Should Add Pops of Color to Your Fall Closet

You guys, it's finally Friday. This week tested me in terms of time management and dealing with stressful situations. The bright light of this week? It's finally feeling like fall and I've been able to burn my marshmallow candle every night. Also, a bag of fun-sized candy bars helps too. It's all about the small things that help you get through the week, am I right?

Even though I am really feeling these fall vibes, I find myself gravitating towards bright pops of color. Basically it all started with a love affair with my hot pink Target mules. You know the story: went to Target for laundry detergent and ended up with the most fabulous shoes I've ever owned. I can't even remember if I got that laundry detergent...

At first I was hesitant to do bright colors because this is fall. This is the season of burgundy and kelly green and suede. Not hot pink bows, bright bauble necklaces, and every shade of the rainbow. But you know what? Pops of color is just the kind of funky fall style we need right now. 


sweater: similar, jeans: abercrombie & fitch, shoes: target, cactus necklace: meri meri (similar here), geometric necklace: oliver bonas, sunglasses: ray ban

Color makes it easy to stand out in a good way. 

I think the key to doing bright colors like hot pink and orange (two of my all-time faves) is keeping it simple. Of course, I'm not one to judge if you want to go full Palm Springs with every kind of print. But if you're dipping your toes into color, choose not-so-fussy solids and accessories that can bring color into a simple outfit. 

You can more mileage out of warm weather favorites. 

I'm all about stretching my closet a little bit further. Instead of having two completely separate wardrobes for fall and summer, I'm finding ways to get a few summer favorites into the fall. A lot of times you can do this by layering. Have I preached the love of layers lately? But seriously, a cardigan over a bright summer top can make it fall ready. 

Color is just more fun.

I know there are people out there who love, love, love their closet of blacks and greys and neutrals. Muted colors are so effortlessly chic but color just kicks it up a notch. Color is a conversation starter. It also looks like you're the kind of person who carries a little bit of sunshine and summer in your pocket. And if you're thinking about the fact that winter is right around the corner, that's not a bad thing. 

How do you feel about adding color to your fall wardrobe?

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