Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Holiday 2015: Pantone Obsessed

This time each year Pantone, everyone's favorite color specialist,  releases the Color of the Year for the following year. Typically, this appointment sets a trend for the upcoming year in everything from fashion to home decor. This year, shocking everyone, they named TWO colors with the honor: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Per the Pantone Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, the blending of these two shades "demonstrates an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace." [read more here]. Hey, I don't hate it!

The great thing about a "blending" of two colors is that we have quite a spectrum to work with. I tend to lean heavily on Rose Quartz in today's look with various contrasting blues. Plaid is an easy way to go when mixing virtually opposite colors. For outerwear I went with a nice lush shearling vest in what's a pale gray color verging on a light Serenity. Rose Quartz knit hat, American Eagle skinny jean, and my Lucky Brand ankle boots finish this casual Winter look.

Photo Credit: Kate Davis Photo | Top and Vest from Muse Boutique | Jeans by American Eagle | Ankle Boots by Lucky Brand Jeans | Hat from Target

Have a girl in your life who's dying to get her hands on Pantone's Rose Quartz and Serenity inspired items? Here's a quick gift guide to get you headed in the right direction!

Pictured Above: Serenity Slub V-neck Pocket Tee $20 | Rose Quartz long pendant necklace $33 | Pantone Color of the Year Mug $39 | Rose Quartz Serenity Gradient wrapping paper | Stay Awesome tank $12 | Light blue pom pom handbag $84 | Color of the Year Layer Lipstick $18 | Light Pink Pretty and Witty Scented Candle by Kate Spade $40

But what do YOU think? Yay or Nay to the double color Pantone shades? Will you try to incorporate them into YOUR wardrobe this holiday season? Let me know in the comments! And as always, wear what you love, but LOVE who you are!

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