Fall Trend Alert: Burnt Colors

This autumn, designers are looking to the coming foliage for inspiration. Jerzees currently offers a children's sweatshirt and T-shirt in burnt orange, perfect for channeling the fall season as they pick pumpkins and rake leaves with Dad. The company also has a men's t-shirt in the same color. Badger offers sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts and select active wear items in these colors, which are ideal for promotional apparel, especially school booster clubs and student groups. People don't seem to be relying on just black or navy as their constant standby colors.

The fascination with burnt colors is trickling down from the higher end of fashion. Burberry, for example, is featuring burnt reds and oranges in its fall 2011 collection for men and women.

Look for burnt colors in bohemian styles, such as long, flowing peasant skirts and blouses that hearken back to the 1970s. Plus, with an emphasis on brighter colors this season, burnt hues will play nicely off of traditional tans and grays. Shades like burnt orange, which represent an easy way to transition into the autumn following the coral that was all the rage this summer.