No, I haven't got a severe case of fashion fatigue and I'm not mixing up my seasons, Pantone is just suggesting you get a head start on next seasons hottest colour, this season. Yep. Rose Dust is just as big for Fall 2010/11 as it is for Spring/Summer 2011. So stock up now!
It's certainly not the easiest colour to wear, but looks fantastic on tanned and darker skins, and fantastic (worn in the right floaty fabrics) on paler than pale skin. Layer it up with the complimentary Oyster Gray for a tonal look, or pair with metallics for a great evening look, or keep it casual with denim. You can go for girly and ruffly, but my suggestion is to keep it modern with light and sheer fabrics with crisp lines and fluid silhouettes. Feminine and fresh!
A deep aubergine, like the richest dark chocolate, this shade absolute perfection for fall, so rich and so vibrant it's best worn in equally as sumptuous textiles, rich velvets, buttery leather and suedes which only serve to highlight the gorgeousness of the colour.
Wear in gradating tones of this shade, or wear monochromatic or combine with Purple Orchid (coming soon) and highlight with Oyster Gray or Rose Dust (coming soon)
This colour has me longing for Fall like no other.
So admittedly here I ended up going a shade brighter with the clothes, entirely by accident, perhaps because when I wear red lipstick (practically everyday) this is the shade I wear...oops. Well, for your reference the exact Pantone shade is in the title. Honestly red is probably one of my favourite colours, mostly because I actually look pretty darn good in it. So in fact when it comes to fashion it probably IS my favourite colour. However, I hate red cars, which is why it does not get an absolute favourite colour status.
Anyhow, any shade of red is good by me, so either or will do. Oh dear I almost made some terrible pun about surfing the crimson tide this fall...but that''s just gross and I can't really say that publicly can I? Oh well, I guess I just did.
Woodbine, aka Pantone's take on 'Army Green'is a really versatile colour, and one of my favourites (it's the colour of my eyes....!) It's acts as a great neutral that isn't boring, pair it with a pop of colour like last weeks Living Coral for bright and fun look or keep it sleek and feminine by pairing it with Oyster Gray or Rose Dust (coming soon) It's also available everywhere, going hand in hand with the military inspired trends, and I do predict that come Spring there's a chance we'll be completely over it, especially given it wasn't that long ago this exact colour and trend flooded the market to the point that it became a fashion faux pas.
Continuing our series on Pantones' Fall Colours for 2010, I present one of my favourites...Living Coral...a feisty colour usually associated with tropical getaways and, well, summertime. But no, this season it's time to inject some summer fire into your wardrobe with a fun and easy to wear bright.
Wear with neutrals, it pairs fantastically with army green (or Woodbine in Pantone terms) or use it as a subtle pop in accessories or, best of all make a statement in a coral dress or winter coat. Whatever you do, don't shy away from this colour, more than anything it'll lift you out of your bouts of S.A.D when the cold weather and dreary skies return.