Fall Color Trend to Try: Plum/Wine

Happy Monday! I’ve got another post on Fall 2023 Color Trends, and today we’re crushing on plum and wine. These are really two colors, I suppose, but they tend to overlap, so we’re going to combine them for the purposes of this post.

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These vibrant, rich hues are close cousins, and both are classic autumnal shades that never really go out of style. While they aren’t really new or unique to fall, I can’t leave them out of this series because they seem to be everywhere I look.

Both of these versatile colors complement a wide range of skin tones. Whether you have fair, medium, or deep skin, you can probably find a shade of burgundy that works for you. Plus, these saturated jewel tones are a fabulous and easy way to bring a little elegance and drama to your cool weather wardrobe.

It’s very trendy right now to wear bold colors with other shades of the same hue, and that monochromatic moment works really well with these colors. I love this look, and styled my own version of it in this recent post.

coat (S) // dark wash jeans (8) // crewneck weater (S) // necklace

I paired a double face wool blend car coat in a gorgeous shade of rich burgundy with a crewneck sweater in the same color, and I wore dark wash jeans to keep the vibe chic and polished. I love how the bold gold jewelry pops against this deeply saturated color palette.

If that feels a bit much to you, you can pair plum or wine with more subtle neutrals. In fact, these shades look great with denim, beige, camel, and gray. Think wine sweater with beige pants for a timeless fall look.

Gap Factory sweater tank (S) // Citizens Isola (29) (similar for less) // Celine sandals purchased in Florence (option) // Dragon Diffusion tote (option) // Jenny Bird earrings // similar pendant

When browsing the latest arrivals from places like LOFT and Nordstrom, I noticed a lot of plum and wine colored items. From cardigans and utility jackets to sweater dresses and accessories, it’s so easy to find whatever you’re looking for in all shades of plum and wine this fall.

Not feeling ready for a full-on wine or plum outfit? No problem! Incorporate a splash of this hue into your fall wardrobe with handbags, shoes, or jewelry. You can even wear it in your lipstick or nail polish.

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22 Responses

  1. I’ve always loved a deep plum. This post has reminded me I haven’t really been wearing it much, if at all! Time to incorporate a few pieces into my fall / winter wardrobe!
    Our leaves are slightly changing here! Cool mornings and evenings but our afternoons are still averaging 68-70! Our pool days have also wrapped up:(

  2. I would love to read a post where you break down how to get the most out of those Nordstrom double points days. This one that just passed for example, I went to the site last Friday and felt like I was looking for things to buy which I’ve been told is not a smart way to shop or curate a closet. The beauty points now sound good, but I don’t really buy beauty products at Nordstrom so do I look for things I might use? In the past I’d just buy randomly to try out new products and seemed to waste my money. I know you are an experienced shopper as are many of your followers, so how do you benefit from the sales and bonus points? What can I do to make it advantageous for me without adding more unneeded items to my closet? Thanks! ❤️

    1. I usually pick up things that I had my eye on that I was going to buy anyway, and might as well get bonus points. Or sometimes, I have had my eye on a designer item that never goes on sale, and I will snag it then. I got my Gucci loafers, for example, during a bonus points event. And then I like to stock up on beauty I already use, especially the ones that are both on sale AND eligible for the 5x points. It’s also a good time to shop for bras and underwear.

      1. What I’m hearing is that to really benefit from their bonus points I have to plan ahead and be ready by putting items on my wish list or keep things “in my cart.” I will try that moving forward, but at this time in my life I don’t always have the time to do that. My shopping personality is more “buy at the moment I need something.” (I know what you’re thinking, “Has she not learned anything from my blog?!” 😄)

        1. I just looked closer at the Gap wine colored sweater tank and on the site it looks really flimsy, but on you it looks more structured. I love it on you! How is it in real life??
          I don’t wear really low cut anymore and I don’t like v-neck on the back either.

          1. I have it and it’s not flimsy. I bought a Small, usually wear an XS, and it was a good move so I could have some extra length in the body. The color is gorgeous and it’s one of my favorite purchases. I’ve worn it multiple times and it goes well under a cute Kut from Kloth jacket!

  3. I love plum and wine! I have a pair of suede wine loafers that I bought last year.

    But come to think of it…I don’t think I currently have any plum or wine tops or sweaters. 🤔

  4. You look stunning in the plum coat outfit! I bought the Vince sweater and coordinating skirt in plum during the Nsale. I can’t wait to wear it!

  5. I love this color. I am not a big color person. My wardrobe is based around neutrals plus a few colors that I consider to be subtle and versatile enough that they act like neutrals — like maroon/plum/wine shades, olive, deep teal or forest green, and some shades of blue. This color definitely fits the bill. Maybe I’ll add a plum/wine top for this fall.

  6. Beautiful color!! I love the coat from Talbot’s & the sleeveless tops!

    I recently watched “A Million Miles Away” a true story about an astronauts life getting into space-it was really good. Also on Amazon Plus!!

  7. LOVE this color for fall. I think it’s so rich and versatile!
    What color do you wear in the Brow Wiz? I’ve tried a few and am not sure I’ve found the right one for me. My hair is your color.

  8. My high school colors were maroon and grey, so I’ve liked wine/plum for many years. I agree that they are colors most of us can wear. You look fabulous in the outfit!

  9. Loving 4 and 13. Do you think 4(sweatshirt dress) would look good with black leggings and booties if the weather wasn’t nice enough for bare legs and white sneakers? I love the dress, but know once the weather has changed to rainy, (like it has for this week), I don’t like bare legs, so then these type long sleeve dresses sit in my closet. Loving this color.

  10. I appreciate all of your posts! I always gain some inspiration. I appreciate all you do and do not take you for granted. ♥️

  11. I am loving the plum colors as they are good for my cool skin tone. But been on the hunt for plum/burgundy/wine booties to wear with both sweater dresses and my flare pants. If you see any, please post in the Facebook group! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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