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Colors for Fall 2014: Sangria

Rich fall colors make the transition to the shorter days and cooler temperatures of autumn almost bearable. This season, the must-have blue is cobalt and the warm red tone of choice is sangria red.

Sangria isn’t just a refreshing wine cocktail you sip at a summer pool party. Now it’s transitioning onto the runway and into ready-to-wear fashion, accessories, and beauty products.

Not quite burgundy and not quite berry, there is a delicious richness to this purple-drenched red tone that suits warm and cool coloring alike. Sangria red pairs well tonally with the other Fall 2014 Pantone shades: Radiant Orchid, Royal Blue, Aluminum, Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Mauve Mist, Cognac, Bright Cobalt, and Cyprus.

Sangria is a bold enough color to pop in accessories, but not so strong that it can’t be the main shade in an outfit. As seen below, it goes beautifully with black and metallic gold.

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Clockwise from top left:

Calvin Klein wool-cashmere peacoat. For this brand and material, this is a steal at Macy’s.

Tory Burch Leather Inlay Cuff.

ModCloth Mid-length Sleeveless A-line Berry Sangria Dress

Tsubo Caia leather Mary Jane-style pump with hook and loop strap

ELIZABETH ARDEN Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Sangria

J Brand Cashmere sweater

essie Reds nail polish in Dress to Kilt

For more fashion advice for dressing in your 40s, 50s, or 60s, read Midlife Boulevard’s style columnist Pam Lutrell every Tuesday. Pam’s most recent post has five powerful midlife beauty secrets.

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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Lisha Perry Fink

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

The color is stunning. And the added bonus: if I spill my wine on it, no one will notice.

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