Time for another Fashion Illustration Friday talk. We'll talk autumn and share some new autumn inspired fashion illustrations & outfits. Autumn is a season with one of the most beautiful colour palettes. Just think about all those gorgeous gold and red leaves! Even the fruits of Autumn are visually stunning, for example the delicious and juicy fruits such as pomegranates and grapes. With so much to appeal to our senses, it's hard not to be appreciative of autumn. It is a stunning season indeed, so small wonder I was inspired to create some fashion art. Scroll down to see and read more.
AUTUMN COLOUR COMBOS TO CONSIDER
Besides enjoying the colours of autumn, I sure love wearing colour in autumn, and that's what I'll write about today. Whether we're talking about accessories or clothes, a bit of colour can take us a long way. Here are some illustrated & photographed colour combos to consider.
RED AND GREEN
Is it too early to start reaching for those festive colours? My answer: it's never too early to wear what we like. While the combo of red and green makes me think of Christmas, it's a colour match that can work well in any season. Bellow you can see one of my most recent illustrations that features a red and green outfit. The illustration started its life as a sketch but then I decided to add watercolour. Anyhow, this fashion illustration depicts a girl wearing a red dress and a green vest, paired with a brown bag, black boots and tartan tights. Isn't this a great idea for an autumn styling? I need to buy myself some plaid leggings or tights. It is a great way to add pattern into our wardrobe, I don't know how I didn't think of it before.
RED AND BLUE
Red and blue can be such an eye-catching colour combo. Perfect for creating uniform looks, this colour combo can look very glam if you opt to make it more feminine. Bellow you can see my mixed media (watercolour and coloured pencil) fashion illustration of a red and blue sheer dress. I do like the sheer trend, especially when it comes to gowns. I think a dress like the one I illustrated would be a perfect choice for getting all dolled up. The festivities are not that far away, and I'm already dreaming of the perfect dress. I wish there was a way for this sheer dress with flower applications to manifest itself magically in my closet. However, who knows? I might find the time to sew it some day.
GOLD AND BLACK
There is something royal about the combo of gold and black, isn't it? I envisioned this gorgeous gown with yellow applications to fit that royal vibe that's been trending (you know with all the historical TV shows and films that are coming out). Isn't this extravagant gown gorgeous? Truth be told, gold and black are not the only colours I had in mind. If you look at this watercolour painting closely, you'll be able to spot red, blue and orange colours as well, but gold and black are the dominant colours for this dress. I actually painted this dress over a fashion illustration I already shared because I was short on time but I like how it worked out. It's an improvement, I'd say.
BURGUNDY AND PINK
Burgundy and pink may seem like an usual colour combo, but it's not that hard to pull off. For example, bellow you can see me wearing a burgundy turtleneck underneath a pink poncho blouse. Paired with jeans, this colour combo doesn't look too extravagant. If you pay attention to the fashion illustration I'm holding, you'll be able to see one similar outfit: a burgundy blazer paired with a pink top and jeans. My tip of the day: when you're not sure whether you can pull some colour combo in an outfit, reach for a nice pair of jeans because they have a way of balancing it all out. That's what I did, both in my illustrated outfit and in the real one.
MINT AND BLUE
What to say about green and blue? These two gorgeous colours come in so many lovely shades. If you take another look at the above shared outfit, you might notice the other fashion illustration I'm holding, the one depicting a green and a blue outfit. Well, besides that illustrated look, I also have an outfit proposal featuring a combination of these two colours. This time I opted for a vintage mint blazer, a white tunics and a pair of jeans. I wore the blazer over the shoulders because it was a warm day and because I'm a fan of this unpractical trend.
YELLOW AND PINK
I promised to show you a way to style this yellow jumpsuit in autumn, haven't I? Well, I decided to pair it with pink! I wore a pink cardigan over it and choose some baby pink heels to finish the outfit. If you're looking for a feminine and dressed up way to wear a jumpsuit in autumn, try pairing it with a nice pair of heels and a cardigan. If you want the outfit to be super girly, why not give Barbie colours a try? Jumpsuits can be so versatile. If you're looking for a way to wear your summer jumpsuits in autumn, layering should do the trick. We should take advantage of this period while we still get away with styling summer items because it won't last for long.
That would be all for today. As you had the chance of seeing, the colours of autumn inspire me to opt both for traditional and non-traditional autumn colours. It's all about having fun with exploring different colours and shades. How have you been doing? Are you enjoying autumn? Are you feeling inspired? Do you love to wear colour? If yes, what colours do you opt for this time of year?
Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a lovely weekend!