+ Ageless Style Linkup
This month, the ladies of the Ageless Style linkup are changing up our wardrobes for fall. We’re pulling out all our old favorite fall colors and some new ones that might just surprise you. Can you guess what they might be?
Welcome to the Ageless Style Linkup! The link-up runs the first Tuesday of each month and features ten women over the age of 40. Every month we style an outfit based on one theme, and, because every one of us is unique, so is the way we interpret the theme. Each month, one of the co-hosts invites a guest co-host to join us for the linkup. Our goal is to show you that style is ageless.
This month, Shelly, of The Queen In Between, chose for us to style our favorite fall colors. She invited Cathy from My Side of 50 to joins us for all the fun. So, let’s get this party started!
Typical Colors of Fall
Olive, burgundy, gold, plum, rust. These are the colors of I think of when I think of fall fashion. Any color that looks like leaves or Halloween candy works too. I mean, caramel apple anyone?
I love rust and plum. And I’m kind of obsessed with olive pants. Although I don’t currently own any olive pants that aren’t camo. Okay, I’m kind of obsessed with camo too.
Trend Alert: Unexpected Fall Color
But for this style challenge, I thought it would be fun to check out what colors are trending for fall 2018. What I found out is that depending on the trend report you looked at you’d find different results.
One report suggests khaki is having a moment. And while other articles tell us what we already know; rich color rules the leaf-lined runway, there are a few surprises. Two of the most surprising color additions in the fall fashion palette were fuschia and lavender/violet. They have been spotted on multiple fall fashion color trend reports.
And as many other stories begin: I was walking through Target…
Lavender – It’s not just for Easter
I decided to add a little lavender to my fall wardrobe when I spotted this silky cami (wearing XXL) on a stroll through Target. (Honest to Pete, I was only there for toiletries!)
If you’re on the fence about this purple hue, consider, lavender is a flattering color to almost anyone’s complexion. And it looks especially lovely with a lingering summer tan. Lavender looks really good on most men as well. I know Mr. Dimples looks good in it.
I also love violet coupled with more traditional fall colors like marigold. But OMGoodness, paired with rust or copper it becomes all the autumn goodness of a grape Laffy Taffy from that Halloween candy we’re not successfully hiding from ourselves, unwrapped and laying on the table next to our fall decor! Go on. Picture it. Alright, I know it’s not the most excellent description. But, you’ve gotta admit, it looks delicious together!
The Shop and Shape of Things
My cardigan is two years old, but I’ve linked lots of other options for lavender and rust outfit combinations below. You’ll also find the cute flats I’m wearing from Target (fit TTS -wearing a 9 1/2) as well as the exact bootcut jeans (wearing size 14). While I love skinny jeans for their ability to flatter a curvy figure, I’m a little excited to see the body huggers get a break from being the star of denim silhouettes.
So, what do you think? Will you be pairing some non-traditional fall colors into your autumn wardrobe?
For some reason, I need to go get some taffy. Until next time…
Be comfortable. Be confident. Be cute.
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I love the lavender sweater on You and your pairing with the rust cardigan took your top up a notch. Since we do not have fall weather in my city, and this week it’s in the 90’s we are still wearing or summer styles. Have a great October.
Thanks for the love Neti. I’m having an okay start to October and hope you are too.
Most fall colors are not my cup of tea because of my skin tone. But I love the idea of adding some lavender to my wardrobe for fall. I have to say I can never find any of the things I see ppl modeling from Target.
Target is hit or miss for me too Victoria. And they are such an everyday shop for most people, styles don’t last long. I can usually find things online that I can’t find in the store. That’s what makes the fact that I can’t find the lavender wrap sweater online BUT I found it IN the store.
Now that’s a fabulous color to try for the season, Paula!! Way to go out on a limb and try something different!!
I really like purple Jodie, just not in large doses. I have a sister-in-law who loves it and often wears it head to toe and in her decor. That’s too much for me. But like I said, it’s really ultra flattering for most of us which make it a great addition any time of year.
First of all, I Love your photos! So colorful and fun. Second, thanks for educating me on these different shades for fall this year, so now I can try to be all on trend. 😉 I really enjoyed the mix of lavender and rust!
I’m not usually on trend. I’m normally a year behind even liking them. So this is really progressive for me. Ha! 😉
Paula – would never in a million years thought of the lavender/rust combination but it is fabulous. And I am inspired by all your girl’s Target finds! Enjoyed being featured as a co-host with you girls this week!
Thanks for co-hosting with us Cathy. Target can be hit or miss for me. But I’ve had more hits than misses lately.
That wrap sweater is cuuuuuute! Now I’m going to have to go to the place I’ve been avoiding because I can never just buy what I need an leave…. Also it’s funny that you’re showing lavender, I just mentioned that purple is a neutral. Now I’m thinking lavender is too. I love it with the rich colors.
I think a lot of colors could be considered a neutral. If you think about a red in a belt, shoes or bag… it could go with so much.
You know I’m a lavender fan! 😀
And ballie! 😉
Love the lavender on you! It’s not a colour I would usually choose but may have to look into it and the shape of the knit is cute too! Donna 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
Hi, Donna! You are extremely lovely and I’m pleased you like this look. I think lavender is great with other colors and the rust knit makes the pastel look rich.
Better late than never on the comments, amirite? I love that you went with lavender as one of your choices and I especially love it with the rust…aren’t you the creative genius?!
I’m definitely way behind on everything. But life is more important than comments or blogs so we’ll give each other a break. 😉
Hugs my friend,