Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pantone Colors Fall 2013

I'm usually one to post about clothing for the upcoming season the moment Vogue's fall edition (all glorious 400-something pages of it) hit my doorstep. Back in February, Pantone announced fall 2013's trendy colors, and now all of the major designers have taken the hint and have begun to work the colors into their collections. I'm going to put some outfits together using Pantone's colors from their official website. 


A deep, jewel-tone green hit the runways from dozens of designers for this upcoming fall. The best way to transition this rich hue is to wear simple shapes and to keep accessories minimal and neutral. Gold looks best when paired with emerald.


Mykonos blue is light and airy, and is basically a neutral when it comes to pairings. Mix it up as a main article or accessory: either way this color is sure to catch people's eyes.


Remember that crayon you had but never really used in your Crayola 24-pack? That strange mix between yellow and green is popping up on runways everywhere. It's a difficult color to pair with other brights, so keep other items in the black/navy area.


Every fashionista knows that purple is so in this year. Specifically, "Acai", a deep yet bright jewel tone that is either pass or fail when it comes to an outfit. When pairing it with other colors, think turquoise and gray--they complement the bright purple quite nicely.


This fall is hot, hot, hot! Well, at least the color Samba is. This fiery hue is best used in moderation, but can be very hip when used correctly. Channel your inner RED Valentino designer, and pair this color with black, gray, white, and leopard print. Staying with these guidelines still gives you plenty of freedom to play around with different textures. Be daring!


The name gives it away--this color is literally the same shade as a koi fish. Thankfully, Japanese artists have been using koi fish in their art for thousands of years. This can be an inspiration when it comes to making an outfit. Keep in mind the colors that artists use in their koi paintings: deep blues, sea-foam greens, white, and occasionally red.


Almost a Hunter Green (but less brown), Deep Lichen Green is basically a new neutral. Pair it with gold and brown accessories. Also, this color is far from dainty. Toughen it up with textures fabrics and unexpected leather details.


Who says autumn is all about jewel tones and neutrals? Be bold and add a splash of this magenta hue to a party outfit for a little extra oomph.


Not quite gray, not quite blue. However, it can be used as either. Orange and gold both go nicely with this color, because it balances out the neutral side of Turbulence. Pastel pinks and nudes also make this heavy color very dainty and delicate.


Brown with undertones of green mixed in, Carafe is another edgy neutral to try this year. It looks great in jackets, boots, and purses. Be careful not to go overboard with this color--too much will make your outfit seem drab and monotonous.

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