For the first time in Pantone’s history of picking a color of the year, there are two hues chosen for 2016 – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Relaxing and soothing, the combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity is a balance of warmth and gentleness that can be used with all fabrics whether it’s shimmering silk, metallic sequin, and glossy satin, soft chiffon and such. Keep on reading for stylish ideas on how to wear these lovely hues.
If you’re not a fan of pastel hues, you may start incorporating these Pantone 2016’s colors with your accessories like bag, shoes, scarf, belt, jewelry and such. Wearing Serenity colored or pastel blue bag with your color coordinating outfit, or a Rose Quartz or pastel peach bag with your casual outfit will add a pop of color without being too dramatic or loud. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, you may go for a Serenity blue clutch to pair with your printed coat in blue shade.
Whether it’s a tank top, sweater, poncho, button-down shirt, cape, or coat, Rose Quartz and Serenity hues are great to add some fun to your casual style. If you wish to make your looks laid-back, go for distressed denim jeans or dark denim pants to match with your Pantone-colored top. But, if you wish to make them look dressy, opt for a pair of white denim jeans or dressy skirt in neutral shades of black, gray, white, and such.
Accordion skirts, circle skirts, pencil skirts, and even dress pants like palazzo and culottes in Serenity or Rose Quarts hues look great with basic tops whether it’s a tank top, turtleneck, sweater, structured blazer, or button down shirt. Just go for muted shades like neutrals or pastels to avoid overshadowing your Pantone palette. These color choices can be great for your office outfit, fancy outfit, and even casual-chic looks that call for a feminine and gentle fashion style.
For an intentional statement of wearing Pantone 2016’s hues, you may go for a matching set of a blouse and skirt, top and pants, or even a dress to channel your fashionable and trendy looks. A serenity blue crop top and skirt combination and be spiced up by a Serenity blue blazer and can be neutralized by black heels and structured bag. When wearing the Pantone hues in a monochromatic style, always add interest by contrasting fabrics like a lace blouse with a chiffon skirt or a knitted top with a pair of sleek pants.
To make a bolder statement, wear two Pantone shades in one outfit. Serenity blue dress will look great with a pair of Rose Quartz shoes as well as Serenity clutch with Rose Quartz blazer. Since these shades will be the color trend for 2016, you may look for dresses, coats, skirts, jumpsuits, and other ensembles in these color combinations to make your look more trendy and stylish.
Whether you’re a fan of pastel shades or not, Rose Quartz and Serenity hues make us feel sweet and positively tranquil while maintaining our personal sense of style.