By Terri Alpert, Founder and CEO, Uno Alla Volta
Color can have a huge impact on our feelings and behaviors. The fall, with its changing leaves and rich golden hues stir emotions and evoke thoughts of family and tradition. Whether you’re attending a fall festival, gathering around the table with family and friends, or just enjoying the outdoor scenery, the warm colors of fall often make us feel happy, optimistic and energized. Here are four ways to embrace the colors of fall even more:
Red, the warmest and most dynamic of the fall colors, is often associated with passion and love, as well as, anger and danger; it can increase a person’s heart rate and make them excited. Add a little pep in your step this fall with the showstopping, luxurious “Troika” Over the Knee Boot ($825) by Stuart Weitzman. Available at Nordstrom, this stylish pull-on boot has a three color-blocked suede panel that will make any fashionista rise to dizzying heights.
Yellow, perhaps the most energetic of the warm colors, is associated with laughter, hope and sunshine. Energize yourself this fall with this Uno Alla Volta Florentine Suede Bucket Bag ($248), masterfully handcrafted by Alessandra in her family-run workshop in Florence, Italy. These beautiful suede handbags add a pop of color to any fall outfit, plus they’re stylish and roomy. Each bag features a hand-cut suede tassel and braided leather handles. They come in many beautiful, vibrant colors and can only be found exclusively at Uno Alla Volta.
Orange enhances a feeling of vitality and happiness. Like red, it draws attention and shows movement but is not as overpowering. It is aggressive but balanced — it portrays energy yet can be inviting and friendly. Take in the fall scenery while logging serious miles with the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 ($109) in citrus orange. This daily trainer is fully equipped with the reliable cushioning you need to put in that extra mile.
Brown is serious and down-to-earth, exuding physical comfort, simplicity and quality. The color brown finds quality in everything – a comfortable home, the best food and drink, as well as loyal friends or a partner. It is friendly and welcoming. Add a touch of warmth and sophistication to your look this fall with Bobbi Brown’s Rich Chocolate Eye Palette ($68). Better than a box of truffles, this palette for eyes features an array of chocolate-inspired shades for a seasonal take on Bobbi’s classic neutrals.