Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Colors

Trends! So far we’ve talked about fashion trends and shoe trends. Today, let’s discover color trends for spring/summer 2018. Each year, Pantone, the international leader in color forecasting, releases its color predictions for the season. I have to admit—I love this season’s palette! There’s something for everyone: brights, pastels, neutrals, warm color and cool colors. While the shades I’m showing and talking about seem extra specific, in the stores and fashion, you’ll be able to find a lot of variations on the general themes. Here is my take on several of the spring colors and some ideas of how you [..] read more

The Biggest Fashion Trend for 2018

Pantone recently announced its color palette for spring of 2018 (very exciting…to me, anyway) and the fashion world is touting BRIGHT COLORS as the biggest trend for the year. I gotta admit…I like my summer wardrobe so much better than my winter wardrobe. The reason? Spring/summer colors are so much brighter and feel happier than fall/winters dark subdued shades. So why can’t we wear brights in the winter? I can’t think of any reason whatsoever! And I’m planning on experimenting a bit with the brights in my closet. Maybe, just maybe I won’t even pair them with neutrals. Today, I plan [..] read more

How to wear Greenery, the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone, the world’s foremost color forecaster, has proclaimed Greenery, a fresh, yellow green, as the 2017 Color of the Year. I for one am really excited about it. As much as I am drawn to Rose Quartz, the color of 2016, it’s neither easy to wear nor a client favorite. As a fashion consultant in Denver, green is a favorite color of many of my clients, and most love all shades of it. Yes, Greenery is a very specific color according to Pantone; however, it’s inspiration for the fashion industry, and the shades of green you’ll find in the stores will [..] read more

How to Wear Pantone’s Pale Dogwood (i.e. pale pink)

Pantone, the world’s leading color trend forecaster, has chosen Pale Dogwood as one of the big colors for spring/summer 2017. The thing is, the exact shade is truly just a starting point, a suggestion for the shade and intensity deemed to be popular. In 2016, Pantone declared Rose Quartz, a slightly richer version of Pale Dogwood, as the color of the year. So now that we’re into the second year of essentially pale pink’s popularity, we should start seeing it in the stores. Here are a few tips from your friendly, Denver image consultant on how to wear these beautiful [..] read more

Fall 2015 Color Trends for your Wardrobe

Pantone is an organization that has been forecasting each season’s color trends for all things design for over 50 years! I especially love this year’s colors. Below is a guide to how you can make this forecast work for your wardrobe. What’s interesting is that with the above palette, you can create many different color schemes:  Neutral color schemes, i.e. Stormy Weather/Oak Buff/Marsala Neutral and accent color schemes, i.e. Stormy Weather/Cadmium Orange Monochromatic color schemes, i.e. Reflecting Pond/Biscay Bay Color blocking, i.e. Cadmium Orange/Amethyst Orchid Marsala: Marsala has been awarded with the title of “Color of the Year”. (Quite honestly, [..] read more