When PANTONE announced that the Color of the Year for 2015 was Marsala – this dark red, wine/burgundy/brown hybrid…the fashion/design/rest of the world was not quick to embrace. Unlike Radiant Orchid (2014) and Emerald (2013), this one left most people scratching their heads.
I have to admit this dark burgundy color has never been a favorite of mine [I feel it kinda had its heyday back in 1994 in the Grunge Era…yup, I went there]. That being said, it’s a sophisticated, quite underused color that can take on a different tone depending on what it’s paired with. And getting creative with those pairings is key…since the default is usually to go with a Fall palette when confronted with something like Marsala.
Here are a few items that could be paired with this Fashion Challenge…if you want to take it on.
Lucite Green: Aztec Drops, $32 // Aquamarine: Trapeze Coat in Brushed Wool, $161.08 // Classic Blue: Breezy Night Stroll Dress // Tangerine: Rebecca Minkoff Cory Pouch, $35 // Strawberry Ice: I Need a Heel-O Fuchsia Pointed Ankle Strap Heels, $34 // Custard: Yellow Pleated Miniskirt, $16.90 // Scuba Blue: Skyline Selfie Top, $24.99 // Glacier Gray: Gray Lapel Long Sleeve Faux Fur Short Coat, $32.79 // Marsala: Full Flower Crochet Skirt, $39.02
How do YOU feel about Marsala? Can you see working it into your wardrobe in anything besides makeup or accessories?
Come back tomorrow to see how I tried it in an outfit!
Images source; collage by me.
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Autumn is now in full swing, and sometimes I need a little inspiration of some color combinations in my outfits that veer away from a standard plaid, maroon, mustard, brown, and dark rinse denim. (Fall I feel is always a rut for me. Just sayin’.) Just because it’s not Spring doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate brights, pastels, or other patterns! Here are 6 unexpected color combos to breathe life into your wardrobe for Fall:
1. Gold brocade/Navy
2. Pink/Red/Tan Leopard
3. Cobalt Blue/Neon Yellow/Black-and-White Leopard
4. Pale Blue/Sunny Yellow Croc/Red/Denim
5. Navy/Pale Pink/Green Sequin
6. Mint Green/Tan Check/Cream
What color combinations have you tried that surprised you with how well they worked?
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Try pink and orange together for a funky sorbet pop!
Yesterday I had something completely different scheduled (my usual F.I.L.L. in which I share fun and inspiring links weekly
), but apparently my host server had other plans, as BlueHost servers went down yesterday at 3 AM and took most of the day to get back on-line. As a result, I’m now going with something completely different today. F.I.L.L. should resume next week
, so stay tuned!
Fashionising has put together some incredibly inspiration color combination mood boards – and I’m totally loving the bright pops and unexpected mixes! (It’s a total 80’s revival…coming at ya.)
Here are a couple of my new combinations I’m raring to try:
Oxford blue and emerald green are coolly sophisticated.
Yellow and turquoise make a refreshing Summer combo!
Images from Fashionising.com