Wearing Pantone’s Color of the Year

rose quartz

Pantone, the go-to authority on color trends, has named Rose Quartz as one of the “it” colors for the year 2016. It is light to mid-toned pink that many consider a dreaded pastel. But I kind of see it as a really fresh trend. It’s simply a matter of knowing how to wear this pale hue without looking childish or losing your power.

Here’s a little inspiration on how to inject the color of the 2016 into your winter wardrobe.

And note—don’t worry about looking for an exact match of said Rose Quartz. Designers interpret Rose Quartz, a very soft, blush pink in many different ways. Choose the tones that flatter you best and make you happiest.


 To counter the delicate hue’s sugary sweetness, wear tailored pieces in luxurious fabrics for dressy or professional occasions. A silk blouse paired with pale pink/blush (almost white) wide legged trousers is both modern and sophisticated. A high quality, leather handbag or suede shoes in in the pastel shade will add an unexpected pop to a monochromatic outfit in any neutral color.

Toughened up

Prefer to sport a little more edge? Dress down that baby pink by combining it with black or brown leather. A feminine, rose quartz dress gets toughed up with a black leather motorcycle jacket worn over it.

Or try leather pieces in the pretty shades for a softer edge. Try a Rose Quartz suede, sheath dress!


 With all of the exquisite, pastel outerwear available, why not warm up with a coat or cape in the blush pink hue to transform your commuting uniform? A soft, chunky sweater in Rose Quartz with jeans and boots is the perfect way to freshen your winter, casual wardrobe. Or accessorize your winter outerwear, dressy or casual, with a hat and infinity scarf in the fresh shade.

No matter what your style, adding in Pantone’s color of the year, Rose Quartz, is the perfect way to update your style for 2016.

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