Ok I have a confession to make. I still have most, if not all, of my summer clothes in my closet. I know that fall arrived a few weeks ago, but the weather has been marvelous! I mean the weather has been in the 80s…I am not wearing a sweater in 80 degree weather. The temperature drastically changed over the weekend and I found myself scrambling for long sleeved shirts, cardigans, and scarves and most of those are packed away.

I have been in the stores quite a bit. I took a little hiatus from shopping but August-October I have definitely exceeded my shopping budget. Anyway, if you haven’t started your fall shopping, you may want to know what the “IT” colors are for the season. In my honest opinion, for fall you can never go wrong with navy, burgundy, jewel tones, or forest green, in addition to your neutrals (black, white, and grey). This season Pantone’s color report falls in line with “the usuals.” Take a look at the full color report.

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I think I am most excited about acai, vivacious, koi, samba, and mykonos blue. I LOVE color and most of the pieces that I have been purchasing align with what the color experts suggest.

Of course, just because these are the “IT” colors doesn’t mean you have to purchase anything in this color. You buy what compliments your skin tone first and foremost. Use this guide as a starting point if you are unsure of how to incorporate color in your wardrobe, or if you want to try something new.

This years “IT” color is green according to Pantone and celebs like Gabby Douglas, Jessica White, and Solange have taken note. Check out some great pieces under $50 that feature this vibrant and mood changing color.

 Pictures65When it comes to your mood here are the benefits of wearing green

Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in “green rooms” to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.
Source: Color Psychology

So check out some amazing pieces below

The dog days of summer are almost over and then the favorite season for most people will be here, Autumn. I am a fall baby (October 2 woop woop) but it is not my favorite season. I don’t like wearing lots of clothing and with Fall there is tons of layering. It’s weird I know. So before you head out to the stores to shop for fall I wanted to show you Pantone’s Fall 2012 color chart for men and women.

When it comes to Fall fashion there are some colors that will always be around, mustard yellow, forrest green, deep wines and burgundy. This season quite a few colors from the Spring/Summer will be transitioned in to Fall including the season’s hottest color, Tangerine Tango. So check out the color palette for Fall 2012 and get your shopping lists together!

What will be your staple color for Fall 2012?