Fall is typically the season of earthy, foliage-inspired hues when it comes to fashion, one where we bundle up in shades of camel, pumpkin, and burgundy. But this autumn there’s a new color trend emerging, and it’s a palette that usually pops up for the holidays: jewel tones.
Yes, shades like ruby, sapphire, emerald, and more are everywhere for fall—and they work for daytime, too. So get ready to infuse your wardrobe with some precious gemstone tones that will take your look to an unexpected, luxe level. Bonus: You can wear these hues now and well into winter. Shop some of our favorite jewel-tone fashion finds and prepare to shine bright.
The best thing about a bright red coat might just be how it adds an instant dose of intention to any outfit. Throwing on this bold bouclé topper transforms even the simplest of ensembles into a look. Wear it with black and white, and you’ll see what we mean.
Footwear is arguably one of the easiest ways to incorporate jewel tones into your wardrobe without going overboard. A magenta pair of kitten-heel sling backs gives your look a pretty pop. Feeling bold? Pair them with red, navy, or another shade of pink for a chic, unexpected color combo.
Go ladylike and elegant in this silky floral-embossed frock with a statement-making bow. The timeless tie-neck silhouette gets a modern update in a rich amber-inspired color, making this dress an ideal option for work or a special occasion.
Next time you reach for your basic black trousers, try swapping them for a bold cobalt pair. If you work in a less conservative office, these could be just the workwear update you need. If your dress code is a little more staid, pair these pants with a silky camisole and cropped blazer for date night.
Cognac’s brighter, warmer cousin, golden yellow is one of the must-have hues for fall—and will be sticking around for spring. It looks surprisingly great with everything from burgundy to gray to navy, meaning this polished chain-strap bag will work with a large percentage of your closet.
Want to add some oomph to your outfit? Opt for a vibrant emerald skirt. The textured knit of this asymmetrical midi style keeps it looking daytime ready, and the practical pocket only ups the work-appropriate ante. Wear with a lightweight fitted turtleneck and pointy-toe ankle boots for a chic and modern finish.
Since jewel tones are universally flattering, for the most part, the options abound. So, whether you brighten up with emerald or make fashion magic with magenta, it’s worth investing in some gemstone hues this season. Isn’t that precious?