4 Outfits Inspired By The Pantone Colors of 2016

By Klara Kobylinski
In Style

Each year Pantone releases a new color duo. Last year’s hue was masala, a deep, earthy, brick-red that spoke to the richness of fall. 2016 ushered in two new tones on the opposite end of the spectrum: Rose Quartz and Serenity, bright and cheerful hues that call to mind spring flowers. Inspired by recent trends of gender fluidity in fashion, Pantone color forecasters chose not one but two colors for the first time—a cool, calm blue and a comforting, warm pink. Ahead are four looks that channel Rose Quartz and Serenity.

1/ Pair Serenity with navy for a look that’s elegant and modern. A  button-down and pleated mini skirt update schoolgirl-inspired silhouettes with the juxtaposition of two opposing textiles: cotton and leather.


2/ The thick quality of a crepe skirt coupled with a midi-length hemline keep it from veering into frilly territory. Pair this bold choice with neutral and metallic accents for an office look that’s perfect for spring.


2/ A casual errand-running ensemble is all about the bright accessories. Liven up a worn pair of boyfriend jeans and simple sweater with a neck scarf, nails and sunglasses that pop. 2
4/ During the winter months it’s easy to get mired in a closet full of dark colors. Add a rosy fur jacket and oversized studs to your monochrome black for a feminine and edgy look.

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