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My Go-To Fall Color Palette


A few years ago, I did a capsule wardrobe in the fall, and one of the biggest lessons I learned from it was that there is nothing wrong with sticking to a color palette I love in my wardrobe! Just because other people are stocking up on camel sweaters and burgundy floral dresses this time of year doesn’t mean that I need to–I’m so much more comfortable in my go-to grays, blues, pinks, and whites (with the occasional bit of sparkle for good measure ;)).

When Fossil reached out to me about styling some products from their fall collection, I was a little bit tempted by the brown leather version of their Rachel tote (mine is still available here)…after all, you’ll find a buttery brown tote in just about every “fall must-haves” guide on the internet. Dave is the one who convinced me to go with the steel blue one instead, and I am SO glad he did! The dusky shade feels just right for the season, but will look great throughout the year, and it’s a perfect fit with the pieces in my mostly-cool-toned fall closet. I’ve been grabbing it every time I want a little break from my diaper bag, and love that it’s big enough for all of Charlie’s essentials or a laptop, depending on where I’m headed that day.

Ruffle sweater (on sale, comes in six colors and is machine washable!), jeans, tote (c/o), sunglasses, watch (c/o), ring (c/o), nail polish, shoes (similar here and here)

Another Fossil piece I can’t get enough of lately? This rose gold watch! It’s a hybrid smartwatch, so while it looks just like a chic, chunky watch, it also tracks my steps, notifies me when one of my “top six” people calls or texts me (the watch vibrates and the hands move to the number I assigned each person), and even acts as the shutter button for the camera on my phone. Technology, amiright? :) I always disliked wearing my Fitbit with dressier outfits, but I’ve been wearing this watch every day!

So, do you find that the colors in your closet change with the seasons, or do you stick to a tried-and-true color palette? I’d be so interested to hear what your go-to colors are, especially for fall!

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Thanks so much to Fossil for providing products for this post! All opinions are my own.

Photos by Six Foot Photography






  1. Dana says:

    I would never guess that watch was a smartwatch! Very cute!

    • Lisa says:

      Isn’t it? I have been wanting a big watch for years, and love that this one is a perfect 2017 version!

  2. Kristina says:

    I completely agree with you on sticking to one color palette. I also get tempted by all the “must have” articles but have learned that even though I admire the mustard crew neck sweater or the camel coat I won’t wear these items more than once or twice. I usually stick to blues, white,grey and black with the occasional colorful exception thrown in for good measure year around. In the winter time, I also like to do all black outfits. They just always look put together and sophisticated without having to give it much thought which serves my big city lifestyle well ;-)

    • Lisa says:

      All black outfits are so Audrey Hepburn–I love that! There is definitely something to be said for being able to appreciate outfits/articles of clothing on someone else, but knowing it won’t be right for my own closet. I feel like I only developed that skill over the last few years, but gosh, is it a handy one!


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