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

Stylish Updates for Fall

I’m always astounded how quickly time flies between my spring and fall trend reports, but here we are again! As with the last few seasons, we’re continuing to see many classic garments. However, this fall designers have gotten extra creative with colors, textures and best of all, the way they’ve combined classics with trendier pieces. Since I specialize in professional dress, I always hesitate to use the word “trend.” Adopting trends doesn’t necessarily deem you trendy. Rather, think of it as new ways of updating your look to keep things fresh! The following is just a sampling of what awaits [..] read more