How to Wear Bright Colors in Fall

Fall outfit idea featuring a turquoise shift dress and khaki utility dress.

LadyinViolet wears a Cabanalife blue shift dress and khaki utility vest.

The Best ankle boots for fall are the Vince Camuto Katleen peep toe booties.

Outdoor Weekend outfit idea in a shift dress and ankle boots.

Cabanalife Sun protection dress paired with the Kendra Scott Rae Necklace.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet shares how to wear bright colors in fall.

Houston Fashion Blogger shares fall outfit idea in a shift dress and booties.

Blogger outfit - turquoise striped shift dress and khaki utility vest

casual weekend outfit ideas for fall

Lady in Violet shares fall outfit ideas including what to wear with utility vest.

| DETAILS |
CABANALIFE c/o Cabana Shift Dress  | YMI c/o Utility Vest  |  VINCE CAMUTO Katleen Peep Toe Booties  | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Preppy Hobo/old (similar)  | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Rae Necklace,  Skylar Earrings  | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle,  Pave Links Bracelet  | Lips: MAC Craving  | Nails: ESSIE Sole Mate

It’s almost October which in Texas means it’s time to go back outside. 🙂  I can’t wait to start enjoying brunch and happy hours outside with friends.  A glass of vino, a patio, maybe a little live music – perfection!

 I was really excited to find Cabanalife and their dresses which provide sun protection. I never thought about my clothing as sun protection, but theirs has UPF 50 which is the highest protection rating for fabric.  They have the cutest little shift dresses just in time for our outdoor season.  Houston has so many outdoor events and festivals in October because the weather is usually in the 70s, and I never think to put on sunscreen.  I lather it on for the pool or beach, but outdoor wine sipping – not so much.  It’s kind of cool to think this cute little dress is helping out.

Their collection has tons of bright colors, so I also wanted to share a few of my favorite ways to wear bright colors in the fall.  Don’t think you have to put away all your spring and summer brights just because of fall.  I wear many of my cute summer dresses well into October!  My top tip is to add a cute pair of ankle boots.  These peep toe booties are a great transitional piece and work well with the warm Texas fall.

A second tip is to pair with neutral or fall colors.  This khaki color really helps soften the bright turquoise up a bit.  You could also pair this turquoise with a camel or cognac brown to really transition straight into fall.  I also like to add in complimentary fall colors like this dark purple purse.

Last, layer on lightweight outerwear.  Utility vests are a hot fall item, and they pair perfectly with shift dresses.  I love how they add a little bit of dimension and shape to the look.  If your weather is a little cooler,  this dress would also pair perfectly with a denim or brown leather jacket.

So keep those bright colors out, and try some of these tips to see if they work for you.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

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23 Responses to How to Wear Bright Colors in Fall

  1. This is perfect! Adding layers & some fall tones is such a great idea to make your bright colors more wearable

    http://www.michellespaige.com

  2. Patti says:

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing with #visiblemonday! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  3. Ruth says:

    You look beautiful! I love the vest over the dress!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  4. Mackensey says:

    I am IN LOVE with that dress-the color is gorgeous, I don’t care what season 🙂

  5. Brooke says:

    You look so darling Karen and I love brights in the Fall…no reason not to wear them! 😉

    xo,
    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com

  6. Tessy says:

    Oh wow! This is beautiful! I love your entire outfit, chick and classy.

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

  7. Amanda Kruse says:

    I love the color of this dress!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  8. Tamara says:

    This dress is so gorgeous! And the boots, vest and bag made fall appropriate indeed!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  9. Lexi says:

    Love the addition of the vest and booties! So cute!

  10. Natalie says:

    Really loving how all the colours came together in this outfit! That striped dress is such a great base!

  11. Nicole says:

    That utility vest is a great piece! Cute peep toe booties!

  12. Sarah Zerbe says:

    Girl I feel ya, I love bright colors all year long.

  13. Tammy says:

    Love your shift dress and the vest !!! Gorgeous 🙂

  14. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine says:

    I absolutely love the color of this dress and how you made it Fall ready with the vest and darling booties! You look gorgeous as ever!!

  15. Maggie says:

    I love this!! The colors are so great together.

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  16. Nina says:

    Loving that you paired it with those booties. They’re one of my faves!

    xo, Nina

    Law of Fashion Blog

  17. Liv says:

    Brights are not just for the summer!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  18. Shaheen Khan says:

    Such great tips and that vest looks great!

    Shaheen | Lows to Luxe

  19. Mary Murnane says:

    Layers are definitely key! Love how you styled this shift dress. What a cool concept for dresses. I’ll have to check out their site.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  20. Ashley Zeal says:

    Love this post! I always shy away from brighter colors in the fall – but I love how you neutralized it with your accessories! I’ll have to try out this look! XooX

  21. Loving that vest!! I seriously can’t wait for the Fall weather to stay!!

  22. Elise says:

    Such a pretty striped dress! I love the color. Beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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