Pantone Fall 2009 Color Forecast

Every fashion week, Pantone surveys the designers of NY fashion week to identify the 10 most directional colors. Read the full report here. This is what's coming in 2009:

And here are a few things in the up and coming colors for a steal:

*American Beauty Red Crocodile T-Strap Buckle Heel $16.99 (orig. $22.99) from GO Jane
*Purple Heart Flowy Silk Top $27.99 from Pink Ice
*Honey Yellow Fab Fringe Scarf $6.50 from Forever 21
*Nomad Button Front Shirt $9.99 (orig. $26.50) from Old Navy
*Rapture Rose Sleeveless V-Neck Top $15.00 (orig. $19.50) from Old Navy
*Iron Mary Janes $14.99 (orig. $29.50) from Alloy
*Burnt Sienna Zig Zag Jacket $15.50 from Forever 21
*Warm Olive Satin Pleated Bow Flat $14.99 from GO Jane
*Majolica Blue Faux Stone Elastic Bracelet $5.80 from Forever 21
*Crème Brûlée Stretch Twill Skinny Jeans $15.00 (orig. $64.00) from 15 Dollar Store

For Fall 2009, the colors will be very simple, muted, and a bit on the understated side- a BIG difference from the rich jeweled tones of seasons past. What does this mean? According to the Budget Fashionista classic colors like cream, gray, soft red, and black will dominate, which is a good thing because these are classic colors which will have a place in your closet for years to come.

Budget Tips for Fall 2009 Colors (courtesy of TBF) :
*Head out to the end of the winter season sales and stock up on black wool, red, brownish- orange (aka sienna), and muted purple. - If you’re sick of black (and let’s face it can get old), navy or midnight blue is a great alternative. Wear it the same way as you would wear black (as a neutral base).
*If you do decide to go for a camel or cream colored winter coat- make sure to scotch guard (which you can pick up at any drugstore/Target/Wal-Mart) it before wearing. You might also want to scotch guard cream pants as well. Make sure to test fabric BEFORE spraying the entire garment
*It might not be a good idea to wear a color like Warm Olive head to toe, instead use it as an accent piece- it would make a great hat, scarf, etc.

What do you all think of the colors to come? Are you in? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Thanks for reading, and as always,

Happy Shopping!


  1. i'm really liking the color scheme, especially the gray and muted lime. cute finds.

  2. Wow. You are a talented blogger! I enjoyed reading some of your posts. You could do this for a living!

  3. i agree with Randi on your blog. It's great, I'm glad I found it. And I love the colors, especially the toned-down red... you've made me want to go shopping!

  4. Thanks guys! I am glad you are enjoying reading it as much as I am enjoying writing it.

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