5 Top Color Trends for Fall 2013 (and the Jewels to Pair With Them)

It seems like the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 fashion shows were forever ago (and, they were), but it’s finally getting to be the time when we see those runway looks come to life. In stores and magazines, on red carpets, and elsewhere, we get to see how the most elite designers’ visions fared against the fashion industry’s—and its followers’—inclination to bite (or, well, buy). The fashion world may stake its claims with regard to our wardrobe choices each season, but no ensemble, no matter how chic, is complete without its finishing touch: jewelry. Standouts like navy and gorgeous cobalt blues, creamy neutrals, and a whole lot of gray ruled the runways from New York to London and Paris to Milan, but a few other combinations were noted, too. Here are five of what I think are the most interesting, exciting colors for the season, complete with the jewels you just have to stock to pair with them. Now, orange you glad it’s almost fall? (Sorry, I just had to go there!)

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Black and (Off) White
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A twist on the duo of black and white pairs classic black with creamy, neutral shades for a softer cold-weather-ready combo.

Yvel pearl and diamond lariat


KIR carved mother of pearl cufflinks


Sabrina Designs white topaz pendant
Sabrina Designs Co.


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Jewelers, rejoice! What better to go with the metallic shade than more gold?

Gemveto gold Y Knot ring


Garavelli Dune collection diamond pendant


Bahina crocodile cuff bracelet
Bahina Jewels



Pale, Powdery Pink
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The runways proved that it is possible to pull off a gentle, pastel shade of pink without looking like you accidentally left a red sock in your laundry load of whites.

Sabrina Designs Pretty in Pink chalcedony earrings
Sabrina Designs Co.

Denise James Stardrop morganite ring
Denise James Jewelry

Loretta Castoro Love Doves 5-stone morganite ring
Loretta Castoro



Mossy Green
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Chalk it up to the olive drab camo pattern that (sort of) caught on this summer. The mossy green hue is subtle enough to function as a neutral base color and it’s seriously sophisticated.

Sethi Couture green diamond Plume necklace
Sethi Couture


Marcia Moran floating green agate pendant
Marcia Moran


Sara Blaine Crown Jewel emerald green topaz pendant
Sara Blaine Jewelry


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Fashionably-approved or not, when autumn is upon us I crave the spicy, warm hues of orange to welcome it. (Whether it can be appropriately pulled off with my red hair is another discussion, but I digress). Thankfully, the rich hue made its way to the catwalk this year.

Dilamani Designs orange sapphire globe earrings
Dilamani Designs


Pe Jay Creations citrine pendant
Pe Jay Creations


Omi Prive two-tone orange sapphire ring
Omi Privé

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