I don’t know about you, but this is the most eagerly anticipated autumn I can recall. Ever. And with it, the colors of fall will soon be moved back into my wardrobe’s repertoire.

You could ease your way into the warmer tones of the fall with something like this large yellow swing coat from February 1953, exactly the type of thing you would have found at William H. Block Co. or L.S. Ayres some decades ago…

Add accessories with grey or black to yellow–a timeless color combination.

If the heat persists well into the fall, a style like this with a combination of fall colors would look fresh. This one from January 1954.

PerhapsĀ  you’re into the mod thing, or need more layers? Check out the yellow over orange sweater combo from November 1960. Or the leggy look of the same era (below) with big jewelry. What’s that? Hot orange pants and shoes with yellow tops and deep lavender belt. Would you give this a try? Or did you?

3 responses to “Ladies Lounge: Warm Colors of Autumn”

  1. Elizabeth Ruddell says:

    Very cute article! Call me romantic but L.S. Ayres downtown sounds likeit was wonderful back in the1950s and 60s. People used to make shopping there a special occasion- got dressed up and even planned on lunch there. Do restaurants still exhist in any department stores any more? They used to broadcast the local radio shows from the stores and would have numerous fashion shows….those were the days!

  2. Marian Ely Ward says:

    Very fun trip back to my mom’s fashions in my childhood!

  3. donna mikels shea says:

    hi to my old nextdoor neighbor Marge-remembering those wonderful fall days on Rosslyn and especially your political drop-in with doughnuts when I was expecting Kelly–one of the fun anecdotes of the past. I too loved Ayres and its out-of-reach (for me0 designer clothing. Once a close friend at Ayres called to tell me they were marking down a designer red wool guardsman coat that had slight sun bleaching from being in window display dedicated to England and coronation of new Queen Eliz….and I bought it–in layaway on payments !!! And pondered my extravagance because I had never heard of the Brit designer Harvey Prober as I remember. Guess my shock when later during coronation doings his name emerged as the new designer to THE QUEEN!! (still have it packed away somewhere)

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