Add Flowers to Your Fall Wardrobe

Woman in floral jacket

Florals are always fun to wear, and while they may be common in the spring, they are more unexpected in the months of fall. For those who do not want to let go of their pretty blooms quite just yet, here are a few tips on how you can add flowers to your fall wardrobe.

Floral Printed Pants
Floral printed pants may seem a bit much for many people, but these can actually be pulled off quite easily, and will instantly brighten up any gloomy fall days. To ensure that your look does not appear childish, opt for subtle florals against a dark background, and pair this with a neutral colored top, as well as minimal, neutral accessories.

Woman posing with flower earring

Floral Earrings
Elegant floral earrings can easily become the focal point of your entire outfit, making it important for you to have a go-to pair that you can pair with a variety of items of clothing. The floral earrings from Sequin NYC are a great example of this, as their deep red color beautifully reflects the colors of fall, and will accentuate just about any outfit.

Embroidered Florals
Floral prints can be found just about everywhere, but embroidered florals have that extra special touch, and are also much more delicate and subtle than prints. Whether you opt for a floral embroidered handbag, or a skirt embroidered with flowers, this is a light and sophisticated way to add florals to your fall wardrobe.

Woman in floral dress

Floral Dresses and Jumpsuits
The majority of people out there tend to wear florals as an accent, or as a small part of their overall outfit. However, if you are looking to really make a statement, opt for a long floral dress, or even a floral jumpsuit. Go for a floral print that is eye-catching and intense, and keep the rest of your accessories minimal, allowing your dress to really stand out.

Fall Colors
Since florals are a print that is usually on-trend in the spring months, many of the floral prints out there feature either delicate white and pastel patterns or bright tropical prints, neither of which really lend themselves well to the golden months of fall. Instead of opting for spring and summer-esque florals, try to find some that feature the colors of fall, from burnt reds to crisp browns to touches of gold.

Woman with floral shoes

Floral Shoes
Having florals on your shoes is quite unexpected, but is a great way to wear them subtly, without having them as part of your main outfit. Whether you opt for ankle boots or playful flats, try to find a pair that will work with several of your go-to fall outfits.

There are so many ways in which you can incorporate florals into your fall wardrobe, so long as you are willing to experiment a bit. Whether it may be with your shoes and earrings or a statement dress, do not be afraid to try out different looks until you find one that not only works for your body, but also for the season.

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Choosing the Perfect Statement Coat

Stylish woman in coat and hat

With the colder months creeping up on us, it is time to update your wardrobe to reflect the changing seasons, and this means adding in some fall and winter coats. While neutral colors and styles may be great to wear year upon year, a statement coat is always fun to have, as this will instantly brighten up your cold weather outfits, and help you to stand out from the crowd.

Bold but Classic Colors and Prints
While you want your coat to make a statement, you do not want it to appear too trendy, as this will mean that you will not be able to wear it next year. When it comes to choosing colors and prints, opt for ones that are bold and vibrant, but still elegantly classic, such as stripes, checks or animal prints. These patterns tend to not go out of style, making your statement coat quite the investment piece.

Smiling woman in brown coat

Dramatic Silhouettes
Not everybody enjoys wearing bold colors and prints, and, if this is the case for you, then you can always look to the silhouette of your coat to make a statement. There are so many different styles out there that can really add some drama to your outfit, even if they are in neutral colors, such as oversized coats, vintage-inspired coats, and exaggerated details, from zippers to buttons to pockets. However, when it comes to picking a silhouette, you still need to make sure that it suits your body shape. Those who are taller can go for longer styles of coats, while those who are more petite should opt for styles that are shorter and well-tailored.

Try Out Different Fabrics and Textures
The majority of winter coats out there will be made from a waterproof fabric, as winters tend to be wet. However, do not be afraid to opt for alternative fabrics and textures when it comes to picking out a statement coat, whether this may be leather, tweed, cashmere, faux fur, or a knit. If the choices are too overwhelming, try to consider the types of outfits that you will be wearing your coat with, and opt for a fabric and texture that will contrast with this.

Smiling woman posing in colorful wool coat

Do Not Forget About Warmth
While you are thinking about color, print, silhouette, fabric and texture, you need to ensure that you do not forget to pick out a coat that will provide you with sufficient warmth, because this is, after all, its purpose. When it comes to warmth, wool coats tend to be the warmest, but, if you have opted for a cooler fabric or cut, you can still make sure that the coat features a warm lining, whether this may be fleece, shearling, or another cosy fabric.

A statement coat is a great way to add some attitude to your winter outfits, but you need to ensure that you pick one that not only flatters you, but also complements the rest of your winter wardrobe. Do not forget that when wearing a statement coat, you should try to keep the rest of your accessories simple, as this will help your coat to really stand out.

Six Ways to Wear Denim This Fall

Woman in denim jacket and jeans holding camera

You can never really go wrong with denim, but, if the only denim that you wear is your go-to pair of jeans, it may be time to update your wardrobe. From double denim to colored denim, here are six ways that you can wear denim this fall.

Double Denim
The double denim look is always a fun one, but you need to ensure that the pieces that you choose are quite modern, otherwise your outfit will end up looking dated. A pair of skinny denim jeans, worn with a white t-shirt and a denim jacket, is always going to look clean and sophisticated, with the denim giving it a casual edge. Pair this with some heeled ankle boots if you want to dress it up, or just go with sneakers for a more laid back vibe.

High-Waisted, Wide-Legged Jeans
High-waisted, wide-legged jeans are wonderfully dramatic, but can easily be toned down depending on how you choose to style them. The fact that they are high waisted means that they will flatter your figure, while also giving you plenty of choice when it comes to deciding what top to wear with them.

Woman in red jeans leaning against wall

Colored Denim
Denim primarily comes in shades of blue, but there are plenty of options out there when it comes to colored denim too. White is clean and fresh, while bold and bright shades can really give your denim a whole new attitude.

Denim Shirts
Denim shirts are perfect for the months of fall, as they provide enough coverage and warmth, but can easily be styled to adapt to warmer days. For those days when you want to bare some skin, wear your denim shirt tied at the waist with the sleeves rolled up, paired with some shorts. For chillier days, wear it with some jeans and ankle boots, throwing a jacket over the top if your shirt happens to be made from a thinner material.

Draped Denim Dress
Denim dresses are another item that is so much fun to wear, and there are so many styles out there to choose from. While maxi dresses and mini dresses may be the most popular, midi dresses are perfect for the months of fall. Draped styles will add an element of drama to your look, and will help your dress to stand out from the more conventional denim dresses out there.

Woman walking in cropped jeans

Cropped Jeans
With winter on its way, you are soon going to have to completely cover up, which is why you need to take advantage of the fall months and show some leg while you still can. Cropped jeans are fantastic for this, as they provide coverage and warmth but accentuate your figure by revealing a bit of your legs. If you would prefer to show a bit more skin, opt for a distressed style of cropped jeans, and wear this with a pair of sandals rather than closed shoes.

One of the biggest advantages to wearing denim is that it is so versatile, and can easily be dressed up or down. This applies to each of the looks mentioned above, making each of these pieces a worthwhile investment.

Let Leggings Transition You From Summer to Fall

Woman in fall fashion and leggings

Transitioning your favorite summer outfits into the cooler days of fall can often be quite difficult, but, as long as you have a couple of pairs of leggings, you should not have a problem. Leggings are extremely versatile, and are ideal for providing you with that extra bit of coverage and warmth, without detracting too much from the essence of your summery look.

Summer Slip Dress
Summer slip dresses can be slightly tricky to style for fall, but leggings make this so much easier. Simply wear a button-down shirt underneath your dress, and then a pair of leggings underneath. Pair this with some heeled ankle boots, as well as a pair of sunglasses to finish off the look.

Denim Jacket
Denim jackets are perfect for the cooler fall months, and, whether you opt for a longer or a cropped style, they work so well with leggings. Depending on how heavy your jacket is, you could wear just a tank top underneath, or a short sleeved summer t-shirt. If the day turns particularly warm, simply tie your denim jacket around your waist for a laid back, casual look.

Two women posing in fall fashion

Sweatshirts and Cardigans
If you have some summer tops that you usually wear with shorts, try pairing them with some leggings instead. Then, all you need to do is add a sweatshirt or a cardigan, and you are good to go. If you have opted for a summer crop top, try finding a cropped sweatshirt to wear with this, as this should give you enough coverage to ensure that you do not feel cold with your bare stomach.

Tailored Blazer
A black tailored blazer paired with some black leggings is beautifully chic, and works well with just a plain white t-shirt underneath. This look can be worn with some sneakers for the daytime, or with some heels for the evening, making it a fantastic transitional outfit if you need to quickly and easily go from day to night. Do not forget to bring along a spare bag too, as a large black leather bucket bag would be great for the day, whereas a smaller, colorful, clutch bag would add an extra stylish touch to an evening outfit.

Cropped Leggings
While full-length leggings tend to be most popular, cropped leggings are a great alternative, especially for fall. These allow you to reap all of the benefits of leggings, but still show a little bit of skin, which is always great before you need to cover up for the cold winter months.

Woman with shades and oversized scarf

Oversized Scarf
An oversized scarf can really give you a surprising amount of warmth, meaning that you can still wear your flowy summer tops well into fall. Simply pair this with an oversized scarf and some sunglasses, and you will have an outfit that is perfect for a sunny fall day.

One of the main advantages to leggings is that they are so incredibly versatile, and can be styled in ways that allow you to wear them just about anywhere. Whether you pair them with your favorite summer dress, or with a t-shirt and a sweatshirt, these outfits are perfect for transitioning you to the next season.

Take Your Summer Maxi Into Fall

Woman in yellow dress and light jacket next to bicycle

Maxi dresses are synonymous with the summer months, but there is no reason why you have to put your favorite maxi dresses away once fall rolls around. By keeping these styling tips in mind, you will be able to rock your maxi dress well into the autumn months, and even into the start of winter.

Add in a Vest
Once the end of summer rolls around, you are likely to want a bit of extra warmth, but will still want to show some skin. This is where a vest comes in, as this can be worn over your maxi dress but left open, meaning that your whole dress is still on show, but the upper half of your body will have some extra coverage. While a vest works best with a maxi dress with sleeves, you would still be able to pull this look off with a sleeveless dress, although you may need to be more careful with the accessories you choose.

A Light Sweater and Ankle Boots
Layering your maxi dress with a light sweater and a pair of ankle boots is a great way to take it into the months of fall. If your sweater makes the whole outfit appear too bulky, try cinching in the waist of your maxi dress with a skinny belt, as this will really flatter your figure.

Add in a Scarf
Scarves are perfect for giving your body that extra bit of warmth, and can also add a completely new dimension to your maxi dress. As a general rule of thumb, try to opt for a solid colored scarf if your maxi dress features prints, or a printed scarf if your maxi dress is a solid color, as you want the two to work together rather than compete with each other.

Woman with cropped leather jacket

A Cropped Jacket
The shorter length of a cropped jacket is perfect for accentuating a maxi dress, while giving you some extra coverage at the same time. A cropped denim jacket is a classic way to go if you are seeking out a more casual vibe, while those who are after something slightly dressier may want to opt for a cropped leather or military-style jacket.

Wear a Shirt Underneath
Layering your maxi dress with a shirt underneath will help to keep you warmer, while really adding a sense of personal style to your outfit. A t-shirt is all you would need for those warmer days, while a turtle-neck may be a better option if it is quite chilly outside.

Wear It As a Skirt
A maxi dress can quickly be transformed into a maxi skirt, giving you a whole new item of clothing to play with in your wardrobe. All you need to do is wear a blouse or a sweater over the top of your dress, leaving just the bottom half showing.

While wearing a maxi dress in the fall does take a bit more effort and thought than it does in the winter, you will no doubt be able to put together some stunning outfits for the cooler months. Whether you pair your dress with a scarf and a cropped jacket, or layer it up with a shirt, do not be afraid to experiment when it comes to creating new looks with your maxi dresses.

Fall Wedding Inspiration

Bride holding a bouquet

With the natural warm colors and golden light that comes with fall, it is no surprise that this is one of the most popular seasons in which to wed. From picking the perfect location to choosing flowers, these tips will provide plenty of inspiration for a beautiful fall wedding.

Rich and Textured Flowers
While bright and pastel shades dominate the flowers chosen for a spring or summer wedding, fall provides you with the opportunity to be slightly more experimental in the flowers that you choose. Lush and textured arrangements, featuring a range of rich shades, is always popular in the fall, as is including a few non-floral elements, from hypericum berries to fiddlehead ferns to poppies that have a deep, dark center. For those that would still prefer to go with some classic roses, these can still be chosen with a fall color scheme in mind.

Open-Roof Ceremony
The gorgeous natural lighting of fall is a shame to waste, but the temperatures can often be too chilly, as well as too unpredictable, for an outdoor wedding. To make the most of the season’s beauty, try to find a location for your ceremony with an open roof, and bring in some space heaters to give your guests some extra warmth. This is also a great option for a fall wedding in the evening, as you will be able to have the stars twinkling down on you, without your hair being blown around by the wind.

Apple Bar
Apples are synonymous with fall, and bringing this element of the season into your wedding will really give the day a unique touch. An apple dipping bar is easy to set up, and will also provide plenty of fun for guests of all ages. With a couple of different dipping sauces, such as caramel and chocolate, and a colorful array of different toppings, the apple bar is bound to become a talking point at your wedding.

Fall Leaves
While you may try to replicate the colors of fall in your wedding color scheme, nothing says fall quite like the crisp texture and rusty colors of freshly fallen leaves. These can easily be added to different parts of your décor, such as bouquets and backdrops, or even sprinkled onto tables and other surfaces as a natural confetti.

Pumpkin Decor
Just like apples, pumpkins are an important part of the season, and can look stunning as part of your wedding décor. Whether you incorporate mini pumpkins into your bouquet, use freshly picked pumpkins to decorate tables, or display ornamentally carved pumpkins, this will no doubt add a fun and quirky touch to your wedding.

Fall is a gorgeous time of the year to tie the knot, and it only makes sense to bring some of the best elements of the season into your wedding. Whether this means opting for a fall-inspired color palette, making the most of the natural colors and lighting of the season when picking your venue, or using fall ingredients in unique ways, let the season truly inspire you when it comes to planning your big day.

Best Fabrics for Skin

Woman picking out a cotton tee

We’re used to a dizzying variety of fabrics in being used to make out clothing and each one of them seeming to have different instructions for care. This top needs to be washed in warm, but not too warm water while the bottom needs to be washed in cold water and hung out to line dry. One load of laundry can end up feeling like fifteen before you’re done. All of the fabrics do have their uses though. Not all of those fabrics are necessarily the best for your skin though. While we may be used to marathon clothes washing, We think you might want to consider going through your wardrobe and consider expanding the fabric types in particular directions. It should help simplify the washing and might even benefit your skin.

Cotton
Plain and simple cotton is one of the best things for your skin. It needs relatively little treatment to be used as clothing. It breathes. The fabric itself is highly versatile as the weave often determines how soft it feels and how durable it is. Cotton clothing is also simple to deal with when cleaning most of the time. People have used cotton for clothing for centuries for the very reason that it is so good at what it does. Remember that we’re talking about plain cotton clothing though. Cotton blends use synthetic fibers that get various treatments as part of the creation. The blend itself also has to be made to mesh well together. This isn’t necessarily bad for you, but those with more sensitive skin are likely to react in some cases.

Silk
Everyone knows about the luxury of silk as assuredly as they know of the versatility of cotton. Silk isn’t quite a visually durable as cotton can be due to the particular weaves it uses, but as a material it is often stronger. The issues with silk mainly come from snagging. However, it is dyed in an array of beautiful colors that not only take to the colors, but keep silk’s unique shine. The material is also luxuriously soft to the touch on skin. A part of what makes silk so good for your skin is the same thing that makes full cotton clothing good for your skin: it tends to be almost entirely natural. This makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skins. If you can’t take to a particular dye, then it is easy enough to avoid with without skipping the entire material.

Fleeces
Yes, infamously scratchy sweaters get made from wool, a fleece, but not all fleeces are made equally. What they all share in common is that they get sheared off of animals from the world over. Lots of names get applied to the individual fleeces though. Angora, cashmere, mohair, and just plain wool are all kinds of fleece. The exact texture tends to vary from species to species. Anyone who has touched cashmere and angora can vouch for how soft those are next to the infamous sweaters of legend. But even plain wool can be soft and warm given the right handling. The trick is finding fleece clothing that feels good to your skin and doesn’t cause any sort of reaction. You’ll then have comfortable, warm, and tasteful clothing to wear that won’t harm your skin.

Nature typically seems to provide good solutions for a lot of things. This is especially true when it comes to selecting materials that are kind to your skin. You should favor natural fabrics over synthetics if you’re truly dedicated to caring for your skin. Less processing means less of a chance for a bit of fabric to be exposed to potential reaction causing chemicals. There are plenty of nature fabrics out there that you can try as well. Some are like fleeces and others are made from unexpected plant sources like bamboo. Experiment, but keep Mother Nature in mind.

Fall Beauty Product Launches

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While Fashion Week‘s purpose is to launch next season’s clothing, it also serves the purpose of signaling when fall is upon us with all its changes. Beauty products, like other aspects of fashion, are sometimes seasonal. There have been a number of interesting recent makeup releases from recognizable names in the business. OROGOLD is going to touch on some of these products to give you an idea of what’s new in the makeup world. Don’t hesitate to try some of these products, especially those from companies known for quality, as you might just find a new look that will suit you throughout the colder months of the year.

Guo Pei Collection (MAC)
Despite being released in the fall, this collection focuses distinctly on light, floral colors. The packaging for the various products reflect this with airy designs recalling the color and life of spring. It isn’t the most substantial collection in the world, but offers a small selection of shadows, lip color, and other basics. The floral colors offer a pleasant contrast to the tone the world begins to take as the seasons turn. Additionally, they offer a way to give yourself a healthy looking glow when used correctly. The Geo Pei Collection is a limited release MAC product line and at the higher end of their products. You can be sure of its quality and the staying power of its color.

Dolce & Gabbana
Fashion houses being involved in beauty products isn’t a new thing, but it isn’t what made their names. This fall Dolce & Gabbana have released a collection centered around coordinating with their fall and winter clothing lines. The tones available are all expertly coordinated to make the most of being paired with the clothing and make an excellent addition to anyone loyal to the fashion house. Trendy fashion hackers can certainly use this makeup as well to get the best of their own tastes paired with high quality makeup. OROGOLD suggests making the most of any palette you decide to try as such experimentation is what drives beauty and fashion forward.

Tarte Holiday 2015 (Sephora)
Focusing on the use of stained Amazonian clays, this collection is all about holiday inspired colors despite being released in the fall. The various light tones allow you to add a splash of color to your face to create a cheerful contrast to a potentially darker wardrobe. Blushes make up the centerpiece for this collection, but there are others makeup types as well. Some lipsticks are available in the set as well as a large eye shadow palette devoted to making your the life of any gathering over the coming seasons. Their placement in Sephora helps to provide just that extra bit of confidence in their quality. It doesn’t have to be the largest collection to be a good potential addition to your makeup kit.

These are only a few of the makeup releases that have come out so far in fall. Plenty more will come out as fall progresses, and many of them may end up being holiday focused like the last one. OROGOLD reminds you that classifying the particular color sets as seasonal serves as a handy guide, but don’t feel bound to them. Color has its own language and you’re certainly well-versed enough in it to know what works.

OROGOLD on the Colors of Fall – ORO GOLD Review

Fall leaves hanging off a clothes lineWhen we think of fall, we think of the gorgeous leaves on the trees changing colors. We think about the fun holidays we get to indulge in, and the fun clothes we get to wear. Maybe you’re completely clueless as to what colors are fall appropriate. Have no fear; OROGOLD is here to provide an instructional guide as to what’s in, in terms of fall colors this year!

 

Hair Colors for Fall

When it comes to hair color, don’t be overwhelmed by the colors you should choose. As a general rule, the color you decide on should be something you will feel comfortable in, first of all. Second of all, the appropriate color scheme for fall would require you to trade in your summer hair for something a bit darker and warmer. Any shade of brown or red will do – or if you have highlights, eliminating them is another option, and going for a solid color would be a great alternative to completely changing the color up.

 

Clothing Colors for Fall

 

Shades that are neutral and earthy are always a great pick for fall. Any of the following colors are appropriate:

  • Off White/ Cream
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Rusty/Orange
  • Red
  • Burgundy
  • Dandelion Yellow or any dark yellow

 

Other earthy tones are fine as well. If you want more fall fashion ideas, there are a plethora of them around the internet for gaining ideas and mentally putting together outfits.

 

Makeup Colors for Fall

 

This fall, the colors for fall makeup are stunning metallic hues and earthy tones. Metallics in any color scheme would look great, but the best colors you could choose from this year would be metallic bronze, metallic gold, and metallic silver.

 

Many fashion and makeup websites are offering a look into what’s ‘in’ this season, and checking with reputable websites as a resource can help you gain proper application information.  There are so many different ways to apply makeup that would look great for fall.

 

Conclusion

 

Many of the fall colors can be versatile well into the rest of the year. There are lots of ways to repurpose clothes and give them a new look simply by adding accessories. The makeup you wear this fall can also be used for nights out at clubs and bars, and would never go out of style.

 

Fall is a time for change, and ensuring you make the most of the great style options you have to look your very best is easy. With a little planning, you can get everything you need for fall without breaking the bank, but still look like you spent thousands.

 

Confidence is number one, no matter what style or color you wear. If you wear your confidence on your sleeve, you can pull off any look you want to – guaranteed!

 

Have fun with the fashions and styles that this fall brings, and help and inspire others to do the same in the process.

 

What are some of your favorite fall colors? Let us know in a comment below!

OROGOLD on Oktoberfest and Fun Fall Drinks – ORO GOLD Reviews

Oktoberfest imageWhen we think of fall, we typically tend to think of the leaves changing, the air getting cooler, readying ourselves fashion wise by breaking out the sweaters, hats and gloves, and cozying up with the one we love in front of the fire place. We rarely think of the fall months bringing with it fun fall drinks and events, but this article just might change your mind. OROGOLD brings you a guide on Oktoberfest and fun fall drinks.

During the fall months when while everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas on its way, it goes without saying that sometimes, a celebratory drink is in order. You could mix up a few of your favorites in your own home, head out on the town for the night with your best friends or significant other, or simply grab a six pack from the store. If you really want to drink and have a good time, why not head on over to your local Oktoberfest celebration?

Oktoberfest originated in Bavaria, and has been an ongoing celebration ever since its inception. At these events, there are many authentic Bavarian foods served, and millions of gallons of beer are consumed at these events every year. If you’ve never experienced Oktoberfest, you should give it a try – it’s a great time, with authentic food, music, and attire.

Another option for a fun fall drink would be eggnog. Not the straight-up-from-the-carton kind, but adult eggnog. Simply mix a cup or so of eggnog with your favorite alcohol and voila – you’ve got yourself a fantastic and festive drink to accommodate the season of fall. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top and its perfection!

There’s always the age old and delicious classic, hot chocolate, a.k.a. cocoa. It’s a fantastic drink both the adults and children can enjoy, and there are so many ways you can variate a simple cup of hot chocolate and make it all your own. Add cinnamon, whipped cream, half and half, white chocolate syrup, or whatever else you can think of to give it a personal taste. Make sure to heavy on the whipped cream!

Pumpkin spice coffee is a fantastic way to get your morning caffeine rush in the fall months. It will brighten your day and make you smile. Also, your room or house will smell fantastical once you brew a pot up! Starbucks also has a fantastic Pumpkin spice coffee. Highly recommended!

Apple cider is another fantastic fall favorite. Enjoy it hot or iced, with a cinnamon stick. There are also many teas crafted for the coolest months, such as pumpkin spice or peppermint. Either hot or iced, you can’t go wrong with a festive cup of tea!

There are many more fun fall drink recipes you can find on the internet. Just get in the kitchen and get creative. You never know what your new favorite thing is until you try it!