10 Ways to Wear the Rainbow Fashion Trend

How to Style Colorful Rainbow Separates

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In the colder months, fashion girls often swap their colorful summer outfits for neutral separates in black, grey, and beige. So it's a fun surprise that rainbow fashion has become a major trend for cold weather dressing this year! From cheerful, retro-inspired sweaters and tees, to technicolor jackets and striped multi-color skirts, designers are embracing all the colors of the rainbow. We've collected our favorite ways you can wear this fashion trend now, to brighten up your look for fall and winter.

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Wear a Rainbow Tee With Your Suit

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Do you work in a creative field that allows you to play with your outfits for the office? Add a little bit of joy to your workday, by layering a rainbow fashion t-shirt underneath a colorful pantsuit, as pictured here. For a more streamlined look, you could also wear this tee under a polished black or navy blazer, with classic trousers or jeans, and classic leather pumps.

Here are 17 winter work outfits to wear this year.

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Coloful Cardigan

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The chunky cardigan sweater for women is a fall layering essential. This season, try wearing a rainbow cardigan over any outfit to add color and coziness, on casual days out. We love it as pictured here, with a maxi skirt in eye-catching red.

These 20 cute sweater outfits will get you through winter.

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Puffer Jacket

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The puffer coat has gone from fashion trend to wardrobe staple status, and is beloved by those of us living or traveling in colder climates. This year, we're especially loving the colorful and confident style of a rainbow puffer, which looks great worn over all your outfits, from track pants and leggings, to a little black dress.

Check out 20 puffer coat outfits inspired by street style.

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Fashion Sneakers

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The fashion sneaker trend is big this year, and colorful kicks may be fall and winter's most-wanted casual footwear. These shoes will add whimsy to all your fall outfits now, from jeans and leggings, to skirts and dresses.

See 14 fashion sneakers you can wear with everything.

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Rainbow Jacket

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We're crazy about this cute rainbow jacket that reminds us of our grade school days. A colorful striped bomber jacket is not only adorably nostalgic, though—it's a versatile layering piece that is surprisingly easy to wear over plenty of fall outfits, from easy weekend looks with jeans, to cute dinner outfits.

Check out the top winter coats and jackets to buy now.

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Rainbow Sweater

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It's the sweater of the season! The colorful striped sweater is a fabulous way to instantly brighten all your fall and winter outfits, and it's so on-trend. Wear a rainbow pullover with a pencil skirt for daytime, or over jeans or track pants for an effortless weekend outfit.

Get more ideas for wearing sweaters here.

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Colorful Pleated Skirt

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Pleated skirts have been popular for a while now, and they are an essential dressing piece for fall and winter fashion. Refresh your skirt game now by investing in a multi-colored pleated skirt that you can wear with all your sweaters, from colorful knits, to black pullovers. Finish your cute daytime outfit with leather ankle boots, and optional leggings or tights.

Browse our street style guide for wearing a pleated skirt.

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A Coat of Many Colors

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Fall and winter's transitional weather means you'll often be reaching for a coat to layer over your outfits, whether to add warmth, or to keep off the wind and rain. Consider splashing out on a fun, trendy, multi-colored coat in a rainbow of hues, that you can wear with everything in your wardrobe this year.

We tell you which winter coats and jackets to buy now.

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Rainbow Purse

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Want to dip your toes in this fashion trend, but not sure if you're ready for full-on color? You can participate easily—plus add fun visual interest to neutral fall outfits—with fun accessories, such as this cute purse.

Before you buy a purse or bag, read our guide to choose the right handbag.

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Spell It Out

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Do you love wearing all the latest trends, but your fashion vibe is more streamlined? This cheeky sweater lets you play with the rainbow fashion trend, without immersing yourself in full color.

Love black and white? Find out how to wear it well.