Mix things up this season with the hottest fall colour trends

Erica Wark shows us how to pair bold colours with your favourite fall basics.
September 5, 2023 1:28 p.m. EST
September 5, 2023 1:29 p.m. EST

Fall is nearly upon us, and while bidding farewell to the warmer weather might not spark excitement, it does herald the arrival of a plethora of fresh fashion trends to explore. Style expert, Erica Wark, is here to divulge the most sizzling fall color trends, featuring vibrant bright red and cool icy blue. These shades are set to infuse your daily wardrobe with the revitalizing essence of the new season, providing that much-needed refresh.

Bright Red

We’re calling it—bright red will be the hottest colour for fall! Red is as classic as black or navy but makes a bolder statement. Add a little drama to your wardrobe with this red cape blouse and these red straight-cut pants, both from Zara. Keep the red theme going with this red bag from Canadian brand, Parteom and red pumps from Macguire. To ease your way into this trend, try pairing the red top, or pants with your favourite neutral. Or, opt for a red accessory to add a pop of colour. 

SHOP: Asymmetric Cape Blouse; $99.90 at Zara | High-Waisted Straight Cut Pants; $79.90 at Zara | Alegre Lipstick Pump; $230 at Macguire | Prim ORO Purse; $320 at Partoem

Icy Blue 

Light blue may feel more like a springtime shade, but the icy undertones make it a natural fit when the temperatures drop. Pale blue is so subtle that it’s one step above a neutral. We love this cozy oversized mohair-blend sweater from H&M, paired with a satin slip midi skirt in the same colour family. Pull the pieces together with this gorgeous double-breasted long wool coat from Canadian brand Melanie Lyne. To finish the look off, add a different shade of blue with these denim knee-high boots from Reformation. 

SHOP: Oversized Mohair-blend Sweater; $104 at H&M | Melody Satin Slip Midi Skirt; $49.95 at Dynamite | Remy Knee Boot; $678 at Reformation  | Double-Breasted Wool Long Coat; $238.40 at Melanie Lyne | Mini City Bag; $45.90 at Zara


Call it camel, tan, or whatever you like—the bottom line is rich shades of brown are both fall signatures, and a nice departure from black. This head-to-toe sophisticated camel look includes a sleeveless knit top, a long cardigan with a contrasting trim, and a pair of wide-leg pants, all from Melanie Lyne. 

SHOP: Contrast Trim-Long Cardigan; $148 at Melanie Lyne | Sleeveless Knit Top; $31.99 at Melanie Lyne | Soho Wed Leg Pants; $108 at Melanie Lyne  | Porsha Bag; $65 at Aldo | Slingback Kitten Heels with Chain; $69.90 at Zara


Get ready to see every shade of grey this fall, from casual cardigans to sharp suits. We love a matching set moment, like this cropped blazer and the matching trousers from Canadian brand Smythe. Underneath the blazer, add an easy-to-wear and stylish bodysuit. Complete the look with a black mini bag and heels. 

SHOP: Cutt-Off Blazer; $695 at Smythe | Rhinestone Mesh Bodysuit; $65.90 at Zara | Wide Leg Cuffed Trousers; $495 at Smythe | Heeled Wedges; $79.90 at Zara  | Mini City Bag; $45.90 at Zara