Playing with Pantone Pt. 1

I have a deep love for color, so to me, Pantone is the holy grail of color companies. I honestly live for the color of the year announcement every December as nerdy as it sounds, because I love to see the way the chosen color (or colors) transcend into every aspect of fashion and design. It’s really amazing to see how fast it pops up in every major brand throughout the year. The rest of this week’s posts will feature the Pantone Color of the Year for 2016. Since there are TWO colors this year, “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” the post will be broken up into two parts. The fact that two colors were chosen caused some outrage among other color lovers, however they work surprisingly well together so I support this new decision fully.

For the first look, I’m wearing a pale pink maxi dress from Zara, that is reminiscent of the “Rose Quartz” hue. Fun fact about this dress, I bought it over the summer, before the color was announced! It was definitely a great purchase, and a lucky one at that. Underneath I am wearing a “Serenity”-esque bralette from Aerie. What’s great about these colors is they are perfect for spring! I imagine you’ll be seeing them even more this season if you haven’t picked up on them yet.

Accessory wise, I wanted to play off of last year’s Color of the Year, Marsala, which was a beautifully deep wine hue. So I paired my flowing maxi with a wine colored shoulder bag, which was another one of my recent purchases from Francesca’s. Lastly I’m wearing some gold strappy sandals, which are probably nearing the end of their wearable lives, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them just yet. I think I’ve had them since 8th grade, which is pretty absurd, but it also speaks to their durability. I can’t even remember where I got them. However, when I do upgrade, I’ll be sure to share!

Stay tuned for Friday to see my other Pantone inspired look!