At the TSB office, one of our team‘s daily tasks is organizing the questions and comments we receive via our contact form. Since we have a diverse audience of readers from all around the world, these inquiries allow us to find common topics that men find confusing or frustrating when it comes to improving their personal style.
Recently, a popular subject in our inbox is how to pair colors together and create a tasteful palette for a wardrobe.
We could talk color all day, it’s one of the foundations of personal style, but here’s some easy, straight-forward advice: take inspiration from Mother Nature and mimic her seasonal palette.
Here, some examples using Autumn colors as the basis for creating Fall outfits.
1. Simple Weekend
Good style is all about looking confident, comfortable and natural in your environment. Here, my advice is to take the last part of that statement somewhat literally.
Nature not only offers us beautiful color combinations, but we’ve also been conditioned to find these naturally-forming palettes approachable and pleasing.
During the Fall, for example, complement your surroundings by taking inspiration from the falling leaves.
Heathered browns, burnt oranges, rustic burgundys, burnished beiges, deep mustard yellows, etc.
It’s important to pay close attention to the distinct shades of natures colors, too.
For example, take the combination of red and orange. Vivid red and bright orange would be a jarring combination (especially in the Fall), but a deeper burgundy with a burnt orange can be a soothing mix.
- Tortoise shades by Matsuda Eyewear
- Brown cardigan by J.Crew
- “The Dressy Tee” in Heather Burgundy by Dan Trepanier x Rich In Clothing
- Burgundy paisley silk scarf Vintage
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Nato Striped grosgrain watch strap by Corvus
- Orange corduroys by Facconable
- Tan suede desert boots by John Varvatos