Would You Wear It – Colors of Fall

Would You Wear It – Colors of Fall

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend. We have zero plans for the day which feels about perfect for the rainy weather we’re having. It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam, so grab another cup of your favorite coffee or tea and let’s have some fun.

Each week we share a mannequin we’ve randomly come across and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. I love you to share how you might style it to work for your shape and lifestyle. mannequin

We all love to read suggestions for styling so please share your ideas.

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Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing at Over 50 Feeling 40


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  1. Jane Johnson
    October 18, 2020 / 7:05 pm

    No thank, rather blah. Does not fit my theatrical romantic style.

  2. Lee Grant
    October 18, 2020 / 10:58 am

    Mmmm…and all mannequins feature tall. long-legged people, which I am not. I am barely 5’1″, 120 lbs. Having said that, I do wear above knee skirts with tights, but brown has never been for me. And the jacket is too much ‘like the office’ for my taste. I like the style of the top, but it’s ‘flash’ is not for me either.
    As to the second outfit, I really don’t like the pale yellow with the brown bottoms and animal top. I prefer my slacks to be a straighter leg to give me more length/height and I tend to use same colors to give the overall look the same effect (instead of breaking up the appearance). I like the idea/look of smaller prints, but not animal ones. I like the look of a fuller top with more fitted bottom or vice versa (fitted top with fuller bottom).

  3. Beth
    October 18, 2020 / 4:39 am

    I do like the colors of these outfits but would not wear either one. I do not wear short skirts and the brown suit is much too professional for my lifestyle. The sweater paired with the suit is too bulky for my taste and it also reminds me of something I wore in the 70’s.
    The light yellow top under the animal print seems too light, almost like you would wear that in the spring. I would pair it with a black top and then maybe I could see wearing it. The animal print jacket is just a little more animal print than I like to wear. The pants are nice but I tend to wear slimmer pants.

  4. Becky
    October 17, 2020 / 4:33 pm

    I would never have paired the long heavy sweater with the suit. It throws the whole look off. That said, I would likely not wear any of these pieces. The skirt is too short, & the jacket is too corporate looking for my lifestyle. The sweater is too bulky for my body. I like the cut of the animal print jacket, but prefer my animal prints in small doses. I prefer a slimmer leg on my pants.

  5. Christine
    October 17, 2020 / 4:17 pm

    Would walk right by these. Don’t care for colors or new animal prints – classic animal prints are the best. Wide legged trousers look horrible on majority of women – only very tall, very thin women should even try. Mini skirts for very young and thin, but tend toward trashy look. These styles have all been done before, some more than one time. Since designers don’t seem able to come up with anything new that’s attractive, I’ ll just go with the great classics I have and add a new silk scarf!

  6. Penelope
    October 17, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    I’m a muted spring so I can wear some autumn al, earthy colors, which I love. The blazer is a pretty color but is hard to see the fit or shape so I can’t determine how it would work for me. But it appears to be a soft fabric, which lends itself versatility. I would try the brown slacks, the shape is good for me but probably too long even tho I like long pants. Shortening the hem on shapes like this can throw the proportion balance of the design off. I look for the petites and hope for the best.

  7. Lorrie
    October 17, 2020 / 2:37 pm

    Autumn colours do not suit me, so I wouldn’t be tempted by either of these looks. I might wear the animal print jacket with a black knit top underneath, and black or maybe camel pants, and a pretty pin on the lapel.

  8. Pamela Over 50 Feeling 40
    October 17, 2020 / 11:26 am

    I agree with Diane…I would walk right by this display…I do not even care for the dark lips on the mannequins. If I were still a professional office setting, then the two jackets might work. But, I am trying to tone down my animal prints….because I like the prints, I really have too much. The skirt is too short. The top with the skirt has a horizontal design which would make me look larger. The other top is for younger ladies…but not in a professional setting. The pants are nice, but I would not wear them because they are too full for me.
    You gave us alot to think about today, Jennifer…thanks!

  9. Kay
    October 17, 2020 / 11:25 am

    The colors are good, but I don’t like the prints. I have never been one for animal print. Let’s just say “no” to the mini skirt.

  10. beth byrd
    October 17, 2020 / 11:21 am

    I like the brown jacket and skirt on the left — but I’d wear it with a black top and black tights (maybe with black boots or black booties, too). It would be perfect for work but not too dressy. I don’t care for the sweater it is paired with here, though. Just not my style.

    I also like the leopard jacket on the right, but the brown pants just seem to clash. Black pants would be a better choice, in my opinion. I like the yellow top, but I could see a black or tan one also. This jacket would look wonderful over a black dress worn with black boots! I’m a huge fan of animal prints and the style doesn’t ever get old for me!

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you for sharing your styling ideas, Beth

  11. Joanna
    October 17, 2020 / 11:18 am

    I don’t wear brown, nor yellow, so I would walk right on by these outfits.

  12. Cyndi
    October 17, 2020 / 11:14 am

    Don’t love these outfits…I do like the brown jacket on the left (color, lapels, length) but that skirt would be WAY too short for me! I rarely wear matching blazer and bottom (the need for power suits isn’t present at this stage of my life) I don’t care for the sweater. I like the pants and lemon yellow top on the right but not with that animal print blazer. The yellow and the background color of the jacket aren’t harmonious (to my eye) and I prefer my animal prints to be in smaller parts of an outfit (shell, belt, shoes, etc

  13. - Vicki Mikola Dack
    October 17, 2020 / 9:22 am

    The Skirt is WAY TOO Short for my age! As for the shade of brown, wore so much of that colour when a kid & teenager (we lived on a farm & would hide the dirt] so try not to wear it these days. I do have a brown, light weight , corduroy jacket that is worn with jeans [either black or dark rinse] in the Fall with a hunter green crew neck knit top.

  14. Patricia
    October 17, 2020 / 9:04 am

    I have silver/grey hair so brown and rust colours don’t do a thing for me. I do love the mini skirt though but in black probably with black tights. I’m tiny so can wear short skirts. Leopard prints I love, but not close to my face. I have a leopard midi skirt which I love and wear it with a black sweater in winter and high boots and a black t-top in summer with black flats.

  15. Eve
    October 17, 2020 / 9:01 am

    i really like a brown suit but this one is just too dark for me and the skirt is too short. I can’t make the sweater work either because I don’t wear anything but scoop or v necks. The outfit on the right at first I liked but I would replace the tube top with a yellow sweater and and the pants with brown pants.

  16. Kathy
    October 17, 2020 / 8:29 am

    Considering my closet, I already have two animal print jackets. One is from 15 years ago and is a lined summer silk type fabric. It looks wonderful with black, dark brown and tan. The other jacket is shorter length. I love them both. My favorite look is to team with a crisp white shirt, collar up, black pants or denim. Flats, heels or booties. I could also team with a couple of black skirts in the closet, one straight, the other is fuller crepe with embroidery. As to the looks on the manniquens. No to everything on the left, but the booties. the right looks okay. Good contrast of colors. The tube top was not for me. Bring on the crisp white shirt or add a simple black tee.

  17. Carolina
    October 17, 2020 / 8:18 am

    Both looks remind me of late-60s/early-70s fashion. Except for the booties BTDT. No thaks

  18. Belinda
    October 17, 2020 / 7:52 am

    I actually like both outfits and would wear them in different colors. The skirt would need to be longer also but I think those pieces would be very versatile. Brown is the kiss of death for me, I’m a Winter but looking beyond the colors the pieces are good.

  19. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    October 17, 2020 / 7:32 am

    I wouldn’t wear anything from the mannequin on the left except the booties. The skirt is much too short, the jacket looks exactly like one my mother wore (it looked nice on her, but would make me feel older than I want to!), and the pattern on the sweater is just weird. I like the outfit on the right, but my midriff baring days are long gone, so I’d choose a different top under the leopard print jacket.

  20. Linda L
    October 17, 2020 / 7:31 am

    I would pass on everything here. I can’t see how anything here would fit into my active, casual lifestyle in SoCal. Brown is off my radar lately. I prefer leopard in small doses like a belt of pair of shoes.

  21. Linda D
    October 17, 2020 / 7:22 am

    I like the cuts of the jackets with the long lapels but the colours are not for me. I don’t mind animal prints in a small dose like the belt you have shown in other posts but this jacket is too jarring and would be even more so in a larger size. The seam just under the bust on the left top is weird, I don’t see it as flattering to anyone with a bust. Being only 5′ the skirt might be worth a try as it might be a perfect length for me. LOL

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 8:04 am

      The benefits of being petite 😉

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 8:05 am

      Gotta love the benefits of being petite 😉

  22. ~Liz
    October 17, 2020 / 7:18 am

    My former self (25, professional, dark brown hair, and hazel-green eyes) would have loved this suit, with a solid silk blouse, high heeled pumps, and classic gold jewelry. (…ok, maybe the skirt would be a little longer.) Now recently retired, naturally gray, and transitioning to “going out for errands” casual, 🙂 I gave a little reminiscent sigh and fondly recalled the joy and confidence a good “power suit” used to bring to a busy work day!

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 8:01 am

      Grays do get tiresome when the skies are gray, gray and more gray;) like here.

  23. Debra
    October 17, 2020 / 7:08 am

    Nope – neither for me for all the reasons expressed by so many above. The leopard blazer would be fun to wear ONCE – it is too memorable to have a place in my wardrobe

  24. MRSBEN2
    October 17, 2020 / 6:50 am

    To begin, for the mannequin on the left with the exception of the Chelsea boot (like their slightly squared off toe and neutral color) the answer is ‘no’. Namely due to: I’ve seen similar tops whose quality is inferior plus it does not have a neckline of my favourite choice, the skirt is way too short for someone my age and I don’t care for notched shawl collars or one button jackets/blazers and though I do like browns (and regardless it does have a subtle pattern) I find it somewhat drab. As to the right hand display; I am past the age of bare midriffs, ‘been there and done that’ wearing flared bottoms (prefer tapered) though I might consider the cheetah print blazer. The latter with its animal print being currently on trend, and pair it most probably with black or tan bottoms/top or even as an overlay with a little black dress. Also do likes it length and would consider adding an accessory in a deep rich red to give it some color punch at least in a handbag of sorts or even a patent leather belt. (Even something in an Autumn hue similar to the gold top you modeled in your last Dressing Room Diaries.)

    Footnote: Slightly squared off toes in footwear have been on the European runways for the past few seasons so feel we will be seeing more of them here in North America.

  25. Dale Mallory
    October 17, 2020 / 6:42 am

    Not appealing pieces together. Maybe in other areas of the country but not the South.

  26. sheryl
    October 17, 2020 / 6:39 am

    i do like the brown suit, and in my working days i would have worn that, bringing the skirt down a few inches though…and just pumps for shoes.
    the other one, is just not for me. the color combo is too jarring. i like the cut of the blazer, but not the print. the pants, thankfully actually reach the shoes, but they are still a bit too short.

  27. M Crowe
    October 17, 2020 / 6:38 am

    Yes. I would totally wear these. I still love short skirts! I also like the animal prints.

  28. Deanne
    October 17, 2020 / 6:36 am

    Which store offered these outfits? Like the sweater at left, would go well it’s jeans, and the rust pants at left appeal. Love animal prints, but stay away from those with warm colors. Thanks!

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 7:49 am

      These are from Nordstrom.

  29. Nancy
    October 17, 2020 / 6:23 am

    I look at these combos as inspiration. I am a Spring, but in this season I mix the Autumn colors into my wardrobe. Love the footwear and the shades of brown in the suit on the left. At 83 I would never wear the short skirt. 🙂 I can see these pieces mixed into what I own. Loving the animal print and find it adds interest to my wardrobe. Nice to see clothes for those with warm skin tones. Tired of the cool grays and black all the time. It’s not me.

    • Rose
      October 17, 2020 / 7:01 am

      I like the sweater on the left, would wear with jeans. The skirt is too short for me but would be a nice work suit for someone. I would wear the outfit as is on the right. I like it but really have no place to wear it. Love both pair of boots.

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 7:49 am

      I love that you think of how you could mix these into your existing wardrobe.

  30. Donna
    October 17, 2020 / 6:04 am

    To my eye these outfits as combined are a hot mess. Individually though I really like the pieces.

    Brown suit jacket is a good staple worn casually over jeans but I’d style it more dressy. Either over cream shift dress, cream pumps and chunky gold jewelry or cream pants and a cream tank tank with a leopard belt, shoes could either be matching cream or leopard depending on my mood and again gold jewelry and I’d be good to go.

    Brown skirt, while I love the pencil skirt lines the hem is just too short for me. A little longer hemline and some opaque tights and little booties with an oversized sweater and I’d wear it!

    Abstract sweater is not for me. I don’t like the crew neckline nor the colour combination but I think it would look great on some. Pair it with skinny jeans and taupe or black booties and it would be a great fall outfit,

    Leopard Blazer is the star of this vignette. I’d pair it with an all black base layer – tank, turtleneck or blouse, black jeans, dress pants or a black shift dress. Black booties or classic pumps. Again, I’d choose gold jewelry as it brings out the warm tones of the blazer.

    Yellow top I’m not sure what it is. A tube top would be a no for me. A tank would be good. But I find the colour reads more summer than fall.

    Rust pants don’t go here at all in my eye but then again I’m not a huge fan of rust. The style is fine and I would pair it with a rust turtleneck and a longer cream cardigan to make it work for me.

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 7:45 am

      I love to envision your styling ideas! Thanks Donna. I can see them perfectly.

  31. Nancy
    October 17, 2020 / 5:59 am

    I like the animal print jacket and would pair it with jeans and a t-shirt. I love fall colors in clothing and decorating.

  32. Jan
    October 17, 2020 / 5:20 am

    Actually, I found no inspiration whatsoever from either one of these mannequins. From their expressions with the down turned, dark brown lip color, they didn’t look thrilled either. Lol
    I have added a few basic pieces to my closet this fall. Due to the huge increase in our covid numbers, I foresee much more time spent in my home. I will not being adding more “special occasion” clothes. It is still vital for me to maintain a daily routine of caring for myself both physically and mentally. Ladies, please share your ideas for staying active during these upcoming months! Stay well!

  33. Carole Huet
    October 17, 2020 / 5:19 am

    Can’t wear the miniskirt. Like the blazer. Sweater is to wild.

  34. MP
    October 17, 2020 / 5:18 am

    The styles and colors are too drab for me and I don’t wear animal prints. I like the footwear.

  35. Diane B
    October 17, 2020 / 5:05 am

    Well, sorry to say, I would walk right past this display. I cannot wear browns and fall colours for me are more teal and plum. The skirt is waaaay too short for me, but the style of the animal print jacket is good. I would wear that silhouette in another pattern with a straight leg trouser, a feminine blouse and a fun scarf hanging long under the lapels. Add a low heel bootie and some fun earrings and good to go. I have an ‘autumn’ friend who would love the look as is.

  36. Anne Nerison
    October 17, 2020 / 5:04 am

    I like the top half of the mannequin on the left. I would like the jacket to be shorter. I wouldn’t wear the skirt: too short. The outfit on the right looks comfy but I don’t like the colors. Probably wouldn’t wear either outfit.

  37. Lori Stewart
    October 17, 2020 / 4:33 am

    I don’t love any of the outfits in the combinations On display. The skirt is way too short for me, although it might work for someone much younger.

    The sweater would be great with a pair of jeans. It looks much more casual than the skirt suit it is paired with. I do like the animal print blazer, but not with the rest of the outfit.

    I am thinking I don’t like it mostly because it is brown, and I don’t wear brown.

  38. Gaye
    October 17, 2020 / 4:32 am

    Love both but could not wear short skirt. I love love outfit on right. Would wear it in a heartbeat!

  39. Tina O.
    October 17, 2020 / 4:27 am

    I liked the yellow with the animal print and pants. I wouldn’t have thought of this I saw the versatility of animal print. I wouldn’t wear the skirt outfit unless the skirt was longer. I liked the bootie pairing.

  40. Paulette Levy
    October 17, 2020 / 3:09 am

    The outfit on the left is cute in the mannequin but the skirt is way too shirt for me at my age……I can hear the chuckles now. If this skirt were a longer to the knee length, it might work. Actually I’d like this with a flippy skirt. (Tiny flare) to just the knee or above. It might be cute…..
    The outfit on right doesn’t agree with me. I think it has to do with the brown (?) pants. The animal print jacket with lemony colored cami is cute enough, but the pants throw this off for me. Not sure what I would do with this……

    • Jennifer
      October 17, 2020 / 7:43 am

      Thanks for explaining your styling thoughts Paulette

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