Bold jolts of orange and rust are the perfect fall colors
In the past, bold colors were simply used for accessories or as an accents to a man’s wardrobe. This fall, copper, rust and ginger are front and center taking your outfit of the day from hum-ho to extra-ordinary. Unexpected pops of color in suiting, footwear and men’s outerwear have now forever changed the way men dress with the arrival of athleisure. This fall neutral shades of orange and mustard yellow are key trends, but it’s the continuing influence of camel, orange and rust that are being celebrated to the fullest. At Prada rich tones of tobacco brown, camel, burnt orange, and mustard dominated the fall collection. So, if Prada’s feeling it this season, you should too.
The slightly weathered shades of orange, rust and copper have become a must-have “new neutral,” especially for the modern urban man. “With all the angst that’s out there in the ether and in the world around us, there is a need for more calming colors,” says Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Institute. Adorning yourself with rust will not render you a magpie magnet, it makes you smart, because invisibility attracts nothing. Step out in this new show stopping shade of copper and watch the compliments pour in.
“With all the angst that’s out there in the ether and in the world around us, there is a need for more calming colors,” says Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Institute.