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It's finally October which means it's time for pumpkin everything, chunky sweaters, and corn mazes with the girls! We don't care how "basic" it is to be obsessed with all things Fall, it's hard not to be with the weather changing, the amazing golden hour lighting, and the coziness of curling up with a cup of coffee and a good book. Our clothing, interior design, and schedules are all changing with the season. We at Côte draw inspiration from colors we see in nature, on our explore feeds on Instagram, and the Fashion Week runways to choose styles we think you'll love, put together photo shoot color stories, and pretty much everything else we do here. So we decided to share some colors and trends we love this season with you, as well as give you guys a little something you can keep on your phone to draw inspiration from! Yep, we're giving you guys some new Fall inspired phone wallpapers so you can always have a little piece of Côte with you. And the colors this year are SO. GOOD.
1. Lavender Mood Board
We love all things lavender this season, or as Pantone likes to call the specific shade for this season, "crocus petal." We always have lavender out in the store for decoration, and love the way the color pops against our other earthy shades! It's a different color for Fall, but you will undoubtedly be seeing it everywhere, even at Côte! When done right, you won't be looking like you're going out for Easter lunch, the hushed tone of these lavender shades paired with some Fall reds or browns will definitely give you all the cozy vibes.
Fall reminds us of a lot of things and movies are one of them! Anyone else always think of Mean Girls when the calendar turns to October 3rd? "on October 3rd, he asked me what day it was..." So for our lavender phone wallpaper, we took inspiration from one of the best quotes from Regina George "home schooled huh, but you're like really pretty" .. I won't quote the rest because I'm sure you babes can quote the entire movie like us!
To download the the wallpaper, simply hold and click 'save image'!
2. Quetzal Green Mood Board
When you're tired of your usual burgandy color scheme for Fall, quetzal green is a great substitute to switch things up! It's dark and moody just like burgandy, and goes with blacks, browns, and creams, basically all your Fall neutrals. You've already seen this color in our Free People Calico Dress, and expect to see more as it was one of Pantone's Fall/Winter colors of the year! So get ahead of the game and start incorporating this color ASAP. You won't regret it.
Our Quetzal inspired phone wallpaper is just a friendly reminder for all you boss babes to follow your dreams. Live a life you love, love what you do, and when you're super busy, remind yourself to love life each time you look down at your phone! Hold and hit 'save image' to keep this one.
3. Valiant Poppy Mood Board
Whether it's bloggers like Sincerely Jules, Fashion Week runways, or flowers in nature, we have seen this Valiant Poppy shade almost everywhere (and we don't hate it). It's a little more muted than your usual red and did we mention it goes great with the quetzel green? Peep the Elisabetta Franchi runway look above. This red hue also made the Pantone Fall/Winter colors of the year and we are hoping this one sticks around. It's fun, vibrant, and can be toned down when paired with the right shade of brown.
Our Valiant Poppy phone wallpaper is an homage to all things us girls love for Fall! Because is it really Fall if you don't wear a chenille cardigan while drinking coffee and finding your way through a corn maze? We didn't think so either...
We hope you also love our picks for Fall colors we love, or that you learned something about Fall/Winter 2018 trends. We hope that this little glimpse of how we draw inspiration gives you a little insight into how we do things at Côte.. whether it's picking and styling clothes you babes will love, decorating our own houses for the seasons, or just having an creative outlet and getting ideas together. Mood boards are one of our favorite ways to bring ideas to life! Do you guys want to know how we put them together? Let us know, that can be a blog for another day!
Thanks babes, and make sure to follow all of our social media pages to keep up with new arrivals, trend forecasts, and everything else we like to do here!
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Today we are discussing your “not so basic” colors to incorporate into your Fall wardrobe this year. Everyone loves a good rust, mustard, and plaid for the season, which are ALL great choices! But we want to give you babes a little more options in choosing your clothing this season, and maybe you want to experiment a little! Well in these colors, you will definitely be turning heads. So to get right on it, here are our top 3 colors that will surprise you for your Fall wardrobe and how to incorporate them, no matter your style.
1. Emerald Green
We know army green, olive, and camo are huge for Fall wardrobes, but why not take it a little bit further with Emerald? This surprising color was all the rage back in 2013 as Pantone’s color of the year, but we feel it’s time for a comeback! Not only does emerald evoke feelings of calmness, serenity, rejuvenation, and being one with nature, it is also the color used to align the heart chakra. Located in the center of the chest, the heart chakra is the wellspring of love. Who doesn’t want to radiate love and warmth while looking fierce in their favorite Fall piece? Our favorite emerald piece to incorporate into your Fall wardrobe is the FreePeople Calico Trapeze Dress! There’s so many ways you can wear this dress! The laser-cut lace along the neck and bottom hemline gives it just a girly enough feel, but pair with a leather jacket and boots and you can still look cool girl chic. You could totally go with a more “basic” look paired with a denim jacket and cognac or nude booties. And if you’re a little sportier, or like to just look chic while running errands, a pair of white vans and a cardigan wrapped around the waist is a great “on the run” look! Whether your style is more NYC or Cali girl, you can make both work for you in this dress.
2. Pale Pink
Everyone is always looking for ways to transition their clothing to different seasons. No one wants to have to keep all their clothes in the bottom of their drawer just to get lost when the next season comes along. We have seen a trend of designers straying away from the “conventional colors” the past few years like when pink was all over the runway for Fall/Winter back in 2014, but we can always use a little reminder that color does NOT determine season! Pale pink is one of those colors that actually go well with a lot of Fall colors, even if it is not itself considered one. While pink is the color of romance and femininity, when styled right, pink can have some edge. Think army green jacket, pale pink basic tee, and dark denim. What’s even better is if the pale pink already comes with those colors! Our Twirl Wrap Skirt is our favorite Fall transition piece because it has a daisy pattern mixed with mustard yellow, grays, and greens to easily pair with an army jacket and booties for Fall. If you’re more into the cozy look, throw on an oversized cardigan instead! Another, but more subtle way to incorporate this color, is to find a pattern that is a more conventional Fall color, but has pale pink shades in it! Our Dolly Smocked Dress is great for that because it comes in a sage green with pale pink flowers, but when a cardigan and sneaks are paired with it, it’s instantly a Fall fave! However you incorporate this color, don’t forget the number one fashion rule, OWN it honey.
One of our favorite colors for summer was Coral! It’s so flattering on so many skin types, and is just a fun and flirty color! Coral creates warmth and because it is derived from the ocean, we had to have it here at the beach (duh)! Not only does it remind us of the sea, it is also used to protect against negative energies, who doesn’t need that every now and then? Incorporating coral into your Fall wardrobe is super simple! Whether it’s an all over coral like in our Kindred Button Dress or incorporated into a pattern like our Fever Mini Dress, transitioning these into Fall is effortless. The Kindred Button dress is the perfect dress for the season because its tee style is casual enough for pumpkin picking, but can be dressed up for date night as well! This dress would be so FIERCE paired with trendy white leather booties and a black denim jacket for a night out, or if that's not your style, pair her with white sneakers for a more casual, everyday look. Mini dresses like our Fever Mini are another great item to transition into Fall with just a little bit of effort. An over the knee boot is the perfect way to get a mini dress into next season with a cropped cardigan! Whatever your style, coral is a color to not shy away from this season.
Which color are you dying to try this season? Whatever it is, don’t let the season define your color palette this year, be BOLD! Life's too short to not be unapologetically you, so wear what you want when you want, and don't apologize to anyone for it!
We want to see you try out these unconventional colors. Tag us in your pics and use #wheresyourcote to be featured on our Instagram page!
Bisous babes, xxx
Abby & Andie