Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Neutrals Week: True Autumn Neutrals

True Autumn Neutrals

Warm Autumn or True Autumn, as it is called in some systems, including Color Alliance, is a season of medium contrast. So in preparing to build a capsule wardrobe with true autumn neutrals as its base, you want to keep in mind that none of your color combinations should create a high level of contrast.

You already know that black and white is not a good idea, but ivory and charcoal probably aren't, either. So avoid pairing lights with darks; instead, plan on light with medium or dark with medium.

Suggested Colors for a Warm or True Autumn Neutral Capsule Wardrobe

"In the warmer months, you will be able to have cream and oatmeal as the core neutrals in your wardrobe, not forgetting that light navy may be worn all year round. You can also wear your neutrals together for an interesting look." –Color Me Slimmer

(I think you can wear cream and oatmeal all year long, myself!)

In any capsule wardrobe, carefully chosen core neutrals form the foundation blocks for your new wardrobe. When you have them in place, you can add and update each season by choosing warm fashion or accent colors that help you create entirely new looks.

Warm or True Autumn Neutrals


Warm Autumn Neutrals for Spring

There is No Black for a True or Warm Autumn

If you need a color similar to black for work, try charcoal or a light navy. But keep in mind that those are not necessarily the best support for your vibrant, warm coloring. So if you are going to wear them, combine them with warm colors and make sure to wear the warm colors near your face.

True Autumn Neutral Color Combinations

Cream with camel
Cream with brown
Cream with olive
Camel with brown
Camel with olive
Brown with olive

Warm Autumn Neutrals: Possible Color Combinations

For transitioning to cooler fall weather, add warm sweaters or long-sleeved shirts in those same colors. There are richer, warmer colors available for your true autumn fall capsule wardrobe but there are always going to be neutrals available, too.

How are you doing at creating a neutral base for your capsule wardrobe?

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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. Hi Jeanine,hope you are good? I love these colours I wentshopping last week and brought a few things with these colours in,they look great together :)

    1. Hi Claire!! I am doing well, thanks. I love the warm colors, too. Can't wait to see you in yours!


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