The 7 Fall 2021 Colors You're Seeing Everywhere

The runways took on their own colorful personalities.

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While editors and fashion enthusiasts are poring over the next ready-to-wear  (opens in new tab)and accessory (opens in new tab) must-haves, we're also taking note of Fall's emerging color trends. As in autumn seasons past, there was a noticeable shift in 2021 to traditionally warmer tones, like clay and army green. Brighter colors, like fuchsia and silver, were also notable color combos. Keep on scrolling to discover what shades we're forecasting for fall, and get ahead of the game by shopping out our favorite hues right now.

Indigo Child

This distinctive blue tone sauntered down the catwalk in dresses (opens in new tab)puffers (opens in new tab), and of course denim (opens in new tab). The color is said to promote higher levels of concentration, too.


Tod’s, Salvatore Ferragamo, Schiaparelli

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(Army) Green with Envy

Everyday staples are elevated in an army green hue. The shade was reimagined in patent leather jackets (opens in new tab), mini dresses, and cool tie-dye prints.

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Versace, Balmain, Sportmax

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Play with Clay

Warm up your autumn wardrobe with fuzzy bombers, sweater dresses, (opens in new tab) and overcoats that can be mixed-and-matched with your existing brown accessories.


Zimmermann, Victor Glemaud, Acne Studios

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Seeing Red

This maximalist primary color can adapt to minimalist wardrobe collections. Incorporate red into your classically tailored suits or swap your LBD for a slinky red version.


Antonio Marras, Adam Lippes, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

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Fun with Fuchsia

Invigorate any piece with a bold fuchsia color palette. Tone down the ultra bright hue with neutrals in camel, grey, or ivory.


Chanel, Gucci, Stella McCartney

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Lean into Lilac

Move over, pastel pink. Lilac is taking over the scene in the form of bodycon dresses, outerwear (opens in new tab), and serene head-to-toe suiting.


Jil Sander, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy

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Silver Linings

No need to save your silver for special occasions. Parade the invigorating color on everyday staples like pleated skirts (opens in new tab)blazers (opens in new tab) and cable knits. (opens in new tab)


Balmain, Louis Vuitton, ROKH

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Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.