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Aluminum, Cypress: How to Wear Pantone's Tricky Fall Colors

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Labor Day has passed, school has started, and despite spring 2015 hitting the runway this week, it's probably time to think about your fall wardrobe. Color authority Pantone releases a list of its top hues for each season, and fall's are nothing short of "untypical," says executive director Leatrice Eiseman. She furthers that the challenging palette "make[s] for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall," but, "there is a feminine mystique." No diggity.

Without further ado, your fall 2014 colors: Radiant Orchid, Royal Blue, Aluminum, Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Sangria, Mauve Mist, Cognac, Bright Cobalt, and Cypress. Now get to shopping—we've started the process for you with picks from Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Madewell, and more.
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