Jewel Tones For The Season

Late autumn is here and that means I can bring out jewel tones that will dazzle and add a touch of glamour to any outfit. What better way to celebrate the season than by wearing your favorite colors?

Jewel Tones for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Outfit details: dress (similar) / hat / sunglasses / shoes / purse / lipstick / jewelry


Royal blue is perhaps my favorite jewel tone to wear. This dress by Max Studio really hits the spot with a flattering color and shape for my body. I really wish it was still made – maybe something in a emerald would be a lovely addition to my closet. I think pale toned people (like me) who have dark hair should experiment with jewel tones. It brings out a great contrast.

I got this dress from Nordstrom Rack at an incredible price. But I found a similar dress at an even more incredible price for you! It’s under $30  from Old Navy. It’s a great piece to wear for formal or casual events and gatherings. It’s simple and has an interesting texture on the front.


Jewel Tones for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Jewel Tones for Autumn | The Petite Bijou


I like keeping a low layer count. Petite women often get engulfed by the clothes they layer on (think about Olsen twins with chunky layers). It’s a good look for some, but not on others. This dress provides a simple layering solution: you can add any long coat or cardigan on top of it and you’ll still look gorgeously done up.


Jewel Tones for Autumn | The Petite Bijou



Adding the right accessorize can do an outfit wonders! You’ve checked out my post on How To Accessorize Like A Lady, right? Well, accessories are an important addition to my everyday outfits. I have a lot of neutral colors and not a lot of outfits with patterns on them. So it’s important for me to pair the right accessories to make my outfit cohesive and noticeable.

I’m really loving this purse from Target’s Merona Collection. And at only $19, this piece is accessible but looks expensive. The neutral beige tone really works with my closet, but perhaps a red one would really make an outfit pop!

My adorable T-Strap heels (which I can’t get enough of) really pull of a vintage/elegant vibe to my look. They are low enough so that I don’t trip, which is important when you want to look elegant.


Jewel Tones for Autumn | The Petite Bijou


Another great accessory to this outfit is this floppy hat from Nordstrom Rack. The best part? Under $30  and conveys an elegance that’s hard to beat. I’ve seen other gals wear hats like these at a much higher price point. Who says you can’t have luxury on a budget? Not this gal.

A classic red lip is also important to me, and I never leave the house without it. Call it old fashioned priorities. Currently, I love pairing this color with my looks. It’s just the right shade for me and NARS makes everything so affordable!


Jewel Tones for Autumn | The Petite Bijou


One of my favorite things about late fall fashion is that I can still wear really elegant pieces without worrying about the chilly weather. Although, as mentioned before, you can add a really cute coat to this look and still be warm. I’ve worn this dress in 30 degrees in January paired with the right types of warming leggings and coats.


Images: Iron & Honey


What parts of this look do you like the most? Are you ready for the chilly winter ahead?

Leave a comment below and let’s chat! 

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  1. Loved this post, and I agree and emerald colored dress would be so pretty too!

    Posted 11.17.15 Reply
  2. That dress looks so chic and gorgeous on you! I can’t wait to see you wear more jewel tones throughout the season. Hugs, Kait

    Posted 11.17.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Hello Kait,

      Thank you so much! You are so sweet! I definitely need to get more jewel toned items in my shopping cart!

      Posted 11.17.15 Reply
  3. Chic look, I love your red lippy!

    Jenn |

    Posted 11.17.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much , Jenn!

      Posted 11.17.15 Reply
  4. Lisa Favre wrote:

    One of my friends looks absolutely fabulous in jewel tones so I’ve really got to show her this post and your outfit.

    Stay fab,
    Lisa Favre

    Posted 11.17.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much Lisa! I absolutely love these tones!

      Posted 11.17.15 Reply