How to Add Pantone’s Color of the Year into Your Wardrobe

Now that we’re well into 2016, it’s time to bring in the color of the year—or shall we say… colors? Last year, Pantone chose Marsala, which was seen almost everywhere from lipsticks to clothing. This year, we are welcoming the dreamy Rose Quartz and Serenity into our lives. But, if you’re like me, you might be a bit stumped as to how to incorporate these shades into your everyday wardrobe, especially if you’re stuck in the “all black everything” mindset like I am. After tons of searching, here are some key pieces to add to your wardrobe to get in on the trend (and maybe even encourage you to add “wear more colors” to your New Year’s resolutions)!
Silky Smooth
The nice thing about these two colors is that they look absolutely flawless in silk. Whether you opt for the Serenity color or this Rose Quartz shade, you can’t go wrong by pairing it with black slacks, or even grey ones like the model!

J.Crew Short-Sleeve Popover Shirt in Oxford Blue, $78,

J.Crew Short-Sleeve Popover Shirt in Oxford Blue, $78,

Cool Blue
You may or may not have a shirt like this lying around in your closet already. Going on a fun mini-vacay? Take this top with you. It gives off the ultimate relaxed look that every busy gal like you needs! Want to add more style points? Grab a pair of Raybans and you’re set.

Ann Taylor Cropped Turtleneck Sweater, $89.50,


Ann Taylor Crystal Teardrop Statement Necklace, $89.50,

Sweater Weather
Bundle up this winter with this chic cropped turtleneck sweater from Ann Taylor. This dreamy, rosy shade, paired with cream or beige slacks, is perfect for almost any occasion. Pair it with pearl earrings or a gorgeous statement necklace to add some extra flair.
The Fifth Label On The Inside Pant, $84,

The Fifth Label On The Inside Pant, $84,

Breezy Dream
It’s a skirt. No, it’s really wide-legged cropped pants! This comes in a set, but if that’s still not your thing, wear the pants separately.
Ann Taylor Brushed Double Breasted Coat, $258,

Ann Taylor Brushed Double Breasted Coat, $258,

Bundle Up
One of the biggest trends last year was pastel coats, and it doesn’t seem like this trend is going out of style anytime soon. Equip yourself with one of these bad boys and it won’t matter what you’re wearing underneath! This will be your statement piece.

Kate Spade Cameron Street Candace Satchel, $378,

Kate Spade Cameron Street Candace Satchel, $378,

Glam Bag       
It all starts with baby steps, so maybe wearing pants or a top is too overwhelming for you. Kate Spade has these beautiful satchels in both shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity that can help you test out the waters of adding color into your everyday life.
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Photographs courtesy of J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Revolve Clothing, Kate Spade

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