Falling For Pastels – How To Wear Autumn’s Newest Colors

Deborah BolandDesigners are always looking for a way to shake things up and the latest is to throw seasonal color rules out the window. Yes, there are lots of  traditional fall colors out there like burgundy, pumpkin,  brown and gray, but don’t be surprised to also see baby blue, mint green, lilac and pale pink too.

Soft, gentle pastels, normally reserved for spring and summer, are suddenly chic for fall.

Maybe it’s the growing acceptance of white as a year round color that has sparked this new trend, or perhaps it’s just a desire for something different? Whatever the case, pastels can be a sophisticated choice in cooler weather if you style them right.

Here’s how:

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1. Wear Pastel Colored Clothing  made of Warm Fabrics

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Top 10 Fall Colors to Step Up Your Style

The summer is nearly over which is kind of sad, but I do love the thought of starting to dig into some deep, rich autumn colors.

Pantone, the world leader in color prediction, has compiled their list of the top ten hues and they are nothing short of spectacular. I’m dying to get out there and get shopping!

Pantone top fall colors 2014

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be going more in-depth about each color and  how to wear it, with examples, but for now here’s a first look at this fabulous fall palette.


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Color Tricks to Make You Look Slim and Fabulous {VIDEO}

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Black isn't the only color that makes you look thin.  Here's  a couple of color tricks that prove any color can be slimming if you wear it the right way. 1) Try Monochromatic Dressing A great … Continue Reading

How to Cure Yourself of ABD – {Video}

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Do you have ABD? Watch this video to find out and learn how to cure this common fashion ailment. Deborah: If you have a closet full of black clothes and can’t stop buying and wearing black then … Continue Reading

How to Wear Pastels Without Looking Old

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For a long time pastels were associated with sappy senior citizens' fashions and medical office decor. But now, that's all changed. Did you see the pastel striped top I blogged about recently? Take … Continue Reading

Pastel Stripes Make Sporty Feminine

Fabulous After 40 Deborah Boland

I was wandering around at Ann Taylor the other day and noticed a lot of pretty pastels. I usually gravitate towards brighter colors, but this soft peach, striped top was just so delicious and … Continue Reading

How To Bowl Them Over In Black And White Stripes

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Have you ever talked about something and then started seeing it pop up everywhere you go? Since I last blogged about bold black and white stripes they have shown up in so many places, in so many … Continue Reading

Is Beige Boring Over 40?

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Dear Deborah, The color beige seems to be everywhere this spring, but I'm afraid to try it because I think it will wash me out. Do you think beige is too much of a blah color for women over 40? … Continue Reading

St. Patrick’s Day – What to Wear

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Top o' the morning to you this St. Patrick's Day. I thought it would be fun to post an outfit idea for those of you who like to celebrate in green. Here's a monochromatic look in Emerald Green that … Continue Reading

7 Ways to Wear Radiant Orchid

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A few years ago a girlfriend of mine gave me an elegant purple orchid as a gift, and ever since I have been hooked not only on the flower, but on the exquisite color. Pantone  calls this … Continue Reading