As temperatures drop and the vibrant colors of autumn surround us, I start gravitating towards warm hues and rich textures that feel seasonally appropriate all while remaining chic and classic. Fall feels like such a romantic time of year, a small window of time when the air is crisp, skies are blue and everyone is out and about before the winter hibernation begins.
With warmer days and cooler nights we can linger over a coffee outside or prolong a walk home to enjoy the leaves. We can update our homes as the season shifts ushering in a feeling of warmth. We can fully enjoy a wardrobe not yet hindered by winter coats.
Tobacco, a rich luxurious brown that ranges in tone from caramel, chocolate and tan is my favorite way to capture these October feelings.
A deep neutral, it instantly elevates a look and the overall effect is elegant yet warm.
"Brown” in all of its versions lays a strong foundation whether in fashion or interiors. The color of wood, it provides a deep sense of grounding and is a color we all undoubtedly have in our homes or in staple wardrobe pieces.
It remains subtle yet stylish and will always be a cornerstone of a timeless color palette.
October always has me wanting to channel all things Ralph Lauren and rustic yet stylish equestrian vibes. In fashion, one of my favorite ways to utilize “tobacco” is in a monochromatic look. I love combining one color palette in contrasting textures: smooth leather, woven wools, rich suedes.
My go-to fall uniform consists of chestnut colored leggings, tan suede boots, and a thick woven tunic. It is truly such a great color palette to immediately feel pulled together with minimal effort.
The same goes for interiors. Consider opting for rich shades of tobacco in accessories, not just in wooden furniture. From tabletop, to fabrics to bookshelf objects, varying shades of tan and brown look beautiful when mixed with metallics like brass or copper as they really showcase against the warm tones.
If you opt for dark brown walls, which can be incredible in small spaces like a study or guest bedroom, go with light, neutral, and creamy furniture for a chic contrast.
Tobacco also works beautifully alongside contrasting colors like deep burgundies, rich apricots and classic navy. But one of my favorite pairings is actually with very light colors like pale blue. For more inspiration take a look at the October Moodboard.
Here are some great pieces & inspiration that are top of the list this month:
Shop the Board:
Burl Wood is having a moment and this dresser really delivers
Such a great addition to an autumn table scape
This wool wrap coat is the perfect in between- dress it up or wear it with jeans
Shades, pillows, stools- so many options for this fabulous fabric
Horn immediately adds a dose of glamour and interest
My secret to a summer glow that lasts year round
A true standout of the Luteca collection, this chair is the perfect balance of warm yet modern
No one does leather accessories like Ralph and this bedside clock does not disappoint
The Fall wool hat that is truly a work of art
This leather boot has my heart
Jewelry for the bar cart