A few extra holiday pounds, resolutions to be abandoned by February, time lines flooded with “new year, new me” posts...some things are inevitable with the start of every year. However there is one new year staple that is much more fabulous. Influencing runway trends, makeup, jewelry and even home décor; fashion lovers everywhere anticipate the color of the year to be released by global color authority Pantone. The color choice for 2016 is unprecedented, we have two! Presenting Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919)
There is no way I am about to revamp my whole wardrobe in light pinks and baby blues. What always excites me about the unveiling of the color of the year is finding ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe and makeup. Style is about taking elements of fashion and appropriating it into my own pieces so I create a look that I am comfortable in and feels authentic. Admittedly 98% of these looks is inspired by the rose quartz hue.
For the makeup I wanted to incorporate a nice rose gold shimmer on the eyes. The lips are a bold deep burgundy red. To opt for a more subtle look simply swap out the red for a nude lipstick or gloss.
Eyeshadow: Inglot #48 over #09
Blush: Nars Taos
Highlight: NYX Blush in Copper & Becca Champagne Pop
Lipstick: Absolute New York Lip Velvet in Vampette
My wardrobe is comprised of mostly dark pieces. Here is how I would weave some of those on trend colours into a typical semi casual outfit. I simply paired my black skinny jeans and micro suede top with a pair of soft pink heels and gorgeous rose gold aviator sunglasses. The result; a look when paired with a blazer can take you to a business meeting straight to date night. The sunnies add an edgy on trend flair while the heels keep this look feminine.
Jeans: Forever21 Classic Fit Skinny Jeans in Dark
Top: Suede and chiffon spaghetti strap
Heels: Christian Siriano for Payless
Sunglasses: Rose Gold Aviators from Payless
No outfit is complete without jewelry. These are pieces from Jewellers Discount that are not only beautiful but affordable.
This soft pink pearl and crystal shambala style bracelet is currently one of my favorite pieces in my personal collection. The sterling silver opal stud earrings are the perfect fusion of Serenity and Rose Quartz. Also in store are these unique porcelain necklaces and bracelets. Beautifully hand painted ensuring each piece is different.
Remember style is something very personal. You have the power to present yourself to the world in any way you chose. Have fun with it! What do you think about Pantone's choices for the colour of the year? How would you incorporate it into your wardrobe? Let's get this discussion going, I want to know!
Special thanks to Jewellers Discount International for providing the pieces for this article. They have three locations Sky Mall Haggat Hall St. Michael, Bridge Street Mall Bridgetown and Southern Plaza in Oistins Christ Church.
All photography by Durand Blackett of Inspired Living