Color Theory

Rich jewel tones up the ante in your fall wardrobe.

 

From the runway to retailers, jewel tones are packing a punch and bringing the bright factor back into the fall season. Designers sprinkled the shades throughout their collections virtually across the board—creamy crimson and cranberry ruled the runway for Vivienne Westwood; honey mustard hues had us howling for more at Bottega Veneta, and we couldn’t get enough of Oscar de la Renta’s to-die-for shades of teal and electric blue. Rich sapphire, amethyst, ruby, garnet and citrine can also add that runway “oomph” to your wardrobe while remaining true to the spirit of seasonal transition. Although the monochrome trend highlights jewel tones from head to toe, an “it” accessory in the just-right hue is the perfect way to add just the right pop. Totes, buckets, clutches, heels, boots and loafers all look a little more dramatic jazzed up in jewel. So, pile it on or keep it minimal—just remember, a seductive hue is always a sure bet.

1/ MANOLO BLAHNIK PUMPS available at The Vault by Women’s Closet Exchange, Brentwood, 314.736.6511. 2/ 3.1 PHILLIP LIM BAG available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 3/ HAMMITT CLUTCH available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. 4/ GUCCI PURSE available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 5/ GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI PUMPS available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

 

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Photo by Attilio D’Agostino

 

Photo credit: Attilio DAgostino

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