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Fashion Math: The Jewel Tone Combos that Add Up to Big Outfit Wins

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

If you’re living in black and white (clothing, that is), allow us to introduce you to Fall’s fresh palette. Rich jewel tones are making this season’s pieces all the more enticing, and truthfully they look even better piled on in complementary, contrasting, and shades of the same hue. Color stories rife with colorblocking, textural, and tonal play give these looks a leg up on Fall style — and to make it easier to help you give your own looks a lift, we’re outfitting eight winning combos right here. Forget 50 Shades of Grey, these outfits make use of the season’s vibrant color wheel in just two pieces. Click on to see how it’s done and shop your favorites.

Give an Autumn burgundy a contrasting pop with a fresh yellow statement necklace. Finish it off with your skinny for a night out or add in a pencil skirt for the office.

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Autumn Cashmere Exclusive Button Back Peplum Sweater ($298), BaubleBar Sunglow Collar ($30)


Take your color play to the next level with textural intrigue, too. These jacquard trousers lend both gorgeous emerald color and a touch of the Fall trends, while a plum-hued satchel saturates the look with a rich color complement.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

J.Crew Cafe animal-jacquard Capri pants ($198), FURLA Amazzone Leather Satchel ($598)


Keep it cool with a simple silhouette and subdued navy hue, then punch it up with a bold pop of fuchsia on your carry-all.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

Acne Wham Sweater Dress ($259), Coach Legacy Leather Duffle in Fuchsia ($348)


Who says red and green are Christmas-only colors? Work the contrast with a riff on both shades in richer tones. A metallic emerald green topper looks especially seasonal with an oxblood bag in tow — sure, this would look perfect around the holiday party circuit, but it’s also a look you could style up with skinny denim or slick leather bottoms and boots right now.

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Tibi Lurex Jacquard Top ($285), Rebecca Minkoff Line Quilted Flirty Bag ($275)


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Rework your denim routine with a vibrant pair of yellow skinnies. You could top these with a navy blue cardigan for colorblocking bonus points, but the rich hunter green clutch is especially gorgeous against these bottoms.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

Levi’s Made & Crafted Empire Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($190), Kate Spade New York Madison Post Street Leather Shoulder Bag ($358)


Monochromatic color play in shades of brilliant blue can be just as eye-catching as color contrasts. We love the mix of a bold cobalt against a soft blue leather pencil.

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Iris & Ink Fine-Knit Cashmere Sweater ($168), Tibi Leather Pencil Skirt ($690)


A citron and cobalt contrast may be one of the boldest ways to outfit your color story; but in an easy pullover and everyday ballet flats, it’s entirely wearable.

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Equipment Sloane Crew-Neck Sweater ($356), Zara Basic Ballerina Flat ($35)


Give your everyday style a twist with contrasting citron and burgundy hues — the coat has the wow factor to update any look, while the boots lend seasonal warmth to finish it off.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Laurel Coat ($803), Sam Edelman Dalton Platform Wedge Booties ($225)


Which look is your favorite?

XO Team LC

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