With Fall right around the corner, it’s time to brush up on the colors of the season. Per the Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Color Report, this season’s palette represents “a unity of strength, confidence and complexity” with hues much bolder than the typical fall shades. Here are the colors to look out for this season and tips on how to wear them in style.

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This color is cool and calming, but also strong and stable. Look for investment pieces like large sweaters, jackets or skirts in this fall hue and pair them with earthtones for a bold fall look.

Airy Blue

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Airy blue is the freshest of the season’s new colors – very serene. Pair this color with taupe for a cool effect or with some of the stronger shades below to freshen them up.



Sharkskin is this season’s go-to neutral, as it provides a contemporary spin on the usual shades of brown and black. Style this color from head-to-toe for a super sophisticated look. A fall/winter coat in this shade is a must-have or a sleek over the knee boot.

Auora Red


Any shade of red is about as bold as it gets for fall. It’s warm, sensual and pleasing to the eye. Styles will depend on your personality – If you’re more subdue, go for a pop of color. For the more fashion forward, I suggest trying monochromatic layers.

Warm Taupe


Warm Taupe is a timeless fall shade. Done is variations year after year, this color remains organic and grounded. A slight departure from the other bold colors of the season – use taupe as a base to really make the other colors stand out.

Dusty Cedar


This color just exudes warmth. It’s the fall/winter version of this spring’s beloved blush. Wear it as a top layer and tie in matching shades of lip color and blush for a sultry look.

Lush Meadow


This shade of kelly green takes the win for me this fall. It’s rich and vibrant personality will bring life to any fall look. Look for strong, staple pieces in this shade and let them steal the show. Pair with neutrals, dark or light, for a fashion forward look.

Spicy Mustard


What an uplifting color! This splash of vibrancy is unexpected in all of the right ways and adds a ton of fun to the season’s color palette. Look for exciting accessories like hats, scarves or even jewelry in this zesty yellow shade.

Potter’s Clay


The definition of down to earth – Potter’s Clay provides a solid foundation for this season’s highlands inspired looks. I always look for colors of the season when shopping – for fall, it’s the shades of the leaves turning on the mountain tops.



I adore the idea of pairing this seemingly summer color with reds for a warmer fall look. Bodacious accent pieces can quickly become statements if styled correctly.

For more color inspiration, follow Tanger Outlets on Pinterest. I’m always updating my boards with new seasonal looks and color combos for the fashion obsessed. Color can be hard to work with, but it’s all about the pairings, so be sure and do your homework before heading to Tanger.

Happy Shopping!

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Thank you so much for the new fall colors. I found that exciting to watch and loved the green and spicy mustard and sharkskin.


Of course! There are so many opportunities to tie these colors into your fall wardrobe. Spicy mustard and Sharkskin are two of my favorites as well!

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