FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones






This story is from our partner, FabSugar! Twice a month we’ll share FabSugar’s best fashion tips and shopping guides. Today’s post teaches you how to wear rich jewel tones written by Hannah Weil of FabSugar:

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.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

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.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

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.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

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.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

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.

FabSugar: How to Wear Jewel Tones

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


Which look is your favorite?

XO Team LC

More fab stories from FabSugar:
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How to Wear a Red Blazer for Fall
Fall Fashion Formula: Peplum Sweater + Cropped Wool Pants + Oxfords
One White Blazer, 5 Chic Ways to Wear It

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  • Sarah Heckle

    I’m loving jewel tones, too! Especially burgundy, emerald, and citrine :)
    http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2012/11/01/a-day-at-the-farm/ – apple orchard outfit!

  • Melissa Panici

    Definately like the first one the best! That top is so cute:)

  • Sara Pelham

    I adore the Coach Legacy Leather Duffle with that dress and the Kate Spade shoulder bag!!

  • Deanne Castro

    Loving the colour mixes! Great post!

    For more fashion and beauty advice, please check out my blog at: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/

    Today’s post: Leopard Is The New Neutral…

    You can also check out my fave colours to pair on my blog here: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/2012/10/fall-for-modern-colours.html


  • Abby Lorene

    The blue Acne dress is adorable with the pink Coach bag. Adds tons of color! And the necklacee adds a pop of yellow to the cashmere peplum sweater. Love both of these looks. (:

  • hooleywithaz

    i’m all about the emerlad green this fall. would love to pair some jeans i just got with those burgundy sam edelman booties!

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    <3 The Coach Duffle! Love the bright colors in fall! Though I must say I do like black and white and the more traditional autumnal colors.


  • Kellie Norton

    This was so helpful!! Thank you Fab Sugar :-) I always love reading your posts!!


  • Chelsea McFarland

    Love the color of the DVF coat with those maroon booties! Such a fun contrast in color. Perfect for fall/winter!

  • Jandra

    I’m in love with that peplum sweater! I have a couple of peplum shirts and I thought I was going to have to wait til’ summer to wear them, but now I””m going to be on the look out for these cute sweaters!

  • Martin M


  • Martin M

    OMG the brugundy hues are amazing!!



  • Shoegal Out In The World

    great color combinations…



  • Hailey Anderson

    I love the deep maroon booties. All these colors are perfect for nail polish colors too. I love fall!

    xo, Hailey

  • Dina Karivalis

    LOVE that sequined top (as I do with most things sequined)…
    xo Dina

  • Nathalie Maxey

    Loving all the picks! Super cute! :)


  • My Style Diary

    Love these colour combos!


  • Laura Jewison

    Super Cute Books! I love the new site and have had no problems logging in or reaching posts, thanks team Laurenconrad.com

  • Czeena Kate

    Ah love those combinations! Especially the green Tibi Lurex Jacquard Top…simply gorgeous!

    Stay Classy,


  • Linh Ly

    i love all of these pieces they are absolutely amazing! would wear them all! totally loving the Furla and RM bag.


  • Cesie Alvarez

    I love the neon pink bag

    Happy Casual Friday!

  • Emily k.

    I love the jewel tones! Seeing a lot of 90s revival in these items….. especially the j.crew pants! Love it, though. That teeny Rebecca Minkoff is just perfect!


  • Taanjaa
  • Cluny Grey

    I love these colour combinations! Today I wore a dark teal cashmere sweater with a yellow cashmere cardigan. It rocked!


  • marina Leps

    The navy & pink <3 i'd be excited to try, nothing like playing with colour palettes 😉

  • Tiana773

    love the yellow skinny jeans with the kate spade… absolutely amazing!! maybe i’ll give it a try, a much cheaper version but still


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