This is a guest post by Sophia Smith
It is that time of year again: the moment to go over your closet, throw away out-of-date fashion items and pair outfits by color for the season ahead.
This year, Pantone’s Colors of the Year are Rose Quartz and Serenity, along with some other gender-neutral hues, so if you love pastels, you are both in luck and in fashion this spring and summer!
If you prefer solids, however, do not frown just yet: soft colors can be easily mixed and matched with other tones you already have in your wardrobe.
In addition to that, trending Pantone tones for 2016 have a unisex appeal, so they can be used in both men’s and women’s outfit combinations to an equally satisfactory result. Here is how you can introduce a dash of Pantone to your 2016 getup without turning into an all-pastel doll – or breaking the bank.
Here is how you can introduce a dash of Pantone to your 2016 getup without turning into an all-pastel doll – or breaking the bank.
Here is how you can introduce a dash of Pantone to your 2016 get up without turning into an all-pastel doll – or breaking the bank.
A Pantone Trench Coat
Trench coats are every woman’s must-have! Browse fashion catalogues online or go through the racks of the local retail store and pick a trench in light blue or light pink.
Serenity-hued coats can be easily paired with casual jeans, white shirts and formal outfits alike.
If you are blonde, choose a trench in Rose Quartz: it will accentuate your complexion and hair better than airy blue.
Don Pantone-Hued Jewelry
If you prefer clothing in bold tones, you can still incorporate a touch of Pantone’s trending tones to your everyday attire by donning a jewelry piece in a pastel color. Precious stones such as rose quartz, thulite, topaz and chalcedony will make an excellent statement necklace.
Precious stones such as rose quartz, thulite, topaz and chalcedony will make an excellent statement necklace.
These gemstones also have a universal appeal so you can wear them as an everyday fashion accessory that will not stand out from your usual outfit combinations.
Accessorize with Gentle Tones
Accessories in Pantone colors of the year are in this season, so if you have a handbag or scarf in soft tones that you seldom wear, it is time to whip it out!
The beauty of pastels lies in that they can be efficiently coordinated with most of the color wheel, from brilliant white and beige to grey and black.
To stay on the fashionable side, however, avoid matching Rose Quartz shoes and red dresses, or baby blue slippers and violet garbs. Light-colored footwear draws the attention downwards, so if you have a commendable figure, it is better wrap it in tight-fitting pants in a soft tone than limit pastels to your feet.
Light-colored footwear draws the attention downwards, so if you have a commendable figure, it is better to wrap it in tight-fitting pants in a soft tone than limit pastels to your feet.
Experiment with Textures
Girls who are not exactly in love with pastels can add a gentle note to their look with the help of clothing pieces in Pantone colors and innovative textures.
A silk scarf in soft pink is an evergreen item, and so is a pom-pom beanie in either light blue or rose quartz.
You can make your Pantone beanie yourself – get some quality yarn online, grab your knitting needles, and follow simple crocheting instructions. Good luck!
Waistcoats of Composure
Need a new waistcoat?
Opt for Rose Quartz this year: inspiring lightheartedness and composure, a waistcoat or tight V-neck jumper in this gentle tone will make an excellent choice for both formal and casual occasions.
While Serenity-colored alternatives can add a note of sophistication and complaisance to your unique business look.
Fall in love with gentle colors this spring and summer with a few Pantone-hued wardrobe additions and openness to experimentation with pastels, you can easily introduce a bit of charm, gentleness, and breeziness in your everyday outfit and fashion accessories.
Let the sunny days be a time of inspiration and gentleness – pastels are lovely, easy to match and very trendy this year!
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes mostly in fashion and beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life.