If you have your finger firmly placed on the pulse of all things fashion, you will have heard that Pantone has announced two new colours as the hues of 2016.
I don't mean to blow my own trumpet here **doo doo doo**, but I totally
accidentally predicted the return of light blue. As a matter of fact, when 'New Chic'* contacted me and asked me to style some pieces from their collection, I was drawn to two pieces in this, cool duck egg tone (ok, it's not quite as lilac-y as Serenity, but close enough). Soothesayer or crazy coincidence? I've embellished it with accents of rose quartz and I'll let you be the judge...
Clutch: New Chic* (Get it here) - ONLY $6.25!
Heels: Local Boutique
Earrings & Necklace: Lovisa
When I first saw Pantone's 2016 choices, I was in awe. Together, these two colours transport us to a land of mythical unicorns and tranquil, cloud-dotted skies. The childlike, pastel tones undoubtedly have a calming and whimsical effect psychologically and it is for this reason that Pantone crowned them the colours of 2016.
Pantone's executive director, Leitrice Eisennman chose these two colors for two main reasons. The first was to signify a need for a calm place in a fast-paced, post-modern world. And what is more relaxing than these two, demure pastel tones? Let's embrace our inner unicorn and chill out!
Secondly, the two tones signify the shift in gender roles and the rise of the gender-less.
(Photo Source: pantone.com)
In an attempt to re-create Pantone's fairy-like oxymoron, I styled my serenity-hued off-the-shoulder top with this suitably Princess-y (and a mere $12), crochet, pencil skirt. I added another serene injection with this cute, little clutch bag. Is it just me, or are tiny bags just the cutest?
To add some warm hues to my cool-blue get up, I added a literal rose quartz necklace and some matching statement earrings. A rose quartz mani contrasted perfectly with my serenity clutch.
Me in these heels is like some sort of drunken clown, but I thought that the light rose colour added that final, polished touch.
And you know what? This colour combo actually made me feel super relaxed. Ahhh...Pantone: you've done it again!
Are you coveting rose quartz and serenity?