| coat:J. Crew, sweater:J. Crew Factory, skirt:J. Crew Factory, shoes:ASOS, necklace:Bauble Bar, bracelet:J. Crew, rings:Bauble Bar, clutch:Clare Vivier|

How easy is it to succumb to the "darker side" come the change of seasons from summer to fall. Packing away all of our brights for the cold temps, I know majority of us have fallen victim to this "rule" plenty of times.

How to pull off a bright fall look -- (1) choose shades/patterns that complement each other or the same color with a variation of shades (2) pile on more color -- shoes or accessories, choose one. There aren't too many occasions where matchy/matchy is ok, but this an exception. To keep the look from being too overwhelming, add a dose of neutral throughout -- I added a white button up, and neutral shoes and clutch to offset the bolder hues. Risky but worthwhile.

Infuse some color into your fall wardrobe and shine bright.