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Current / By Susan Martin: Pastels and florals move right into fall fashion

On the light side

“The fall 2013 runway shows were awash in Easter egg shades of daffodil yellow, powder blue, cotton-candy pinks and mints,” reports McClatchy Newspapers.

This included blush-colored coats at the Céline presentation, which were paired with sleek wool shifts and light-gray, chunky-heeled ankle boots. And at Proenza Schouler, “leather coats in rounded silhouettes were shown in a candy-colored lavender, and modern drop-waist dresses featured barely-there hints of mint,” the reports said.

These candy colors work particularly well with gray and other darker-colored fall and winter favorites.

You’ll see pastels off the runways as well. They can be found in the LC Lauren Conrad collection and Princess Vera Wang collections scheduled to arrive in November at Kohl’s. And “pretty pastels” are listed as one of the favorite trends online at Hues include “icy mint,” “energetic peach” and “lilac surge.”

Perfectly clear

Clear domes and other upside-down glass containers have many possibilities for decorating. Here’s a harvest-themed idea from Better Homes and Gardens: Use one to display miniature pumpkins. You can go with orange, but mini white pumpkins look particularly elegant.

Power flowers

It’s always fun to see how fashion crosses over to home decor. Just check out these floral patterns from Calla’s spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection and York Wallcoverings.

Bold, dark florals have been spotted on runways for fall and next spring. Similarly, as a recent trend release for York points out, “flower wallpapers have become more powerful than prim, rendered in dark hues that lend a typically demure design a potent playfulness.”

The “Victorian Garden” pattern is from the Blooms collection by Ashford House for York Wallcoverings.

And finally …

“Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?”

Linus, from the Peanuts classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”