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Pantone color of the year 2019 Living Coral

pantone color of 2019 living coral color of the year

photo courtesy of Pantone.

Drumroll please . . . the color of 2019 has arrived! The new color we all will covet in the new year is “Living Coral!” On Thursday, December 6, 2018 Pantone announced the new color of the year for 2019. The newest color in fashion and interior design is Living Coral.

Living Coral was one of the top 12 colors for the spring/summer 2019 on the New York Fashion Week runways last September. So, it is no surprise that one of the top 12 colors from the spring 2019 runways has become the ultimate color of the year for all four seasons in 2019.

pantone living coral swatch color of 2019

Unlike the color of 2018 which was a purple that transcended seasons, Living Coral is a very spring/summer hue. It is much more playful and spirited than the colors of the year we have seen lately. This color is engaging, and draws you in.

According to Pantone, we will see Living Coral used for eyes, cheeks, hair and nails in the coming year. (photo courtesy of Pantone)

Living Coral is a color found in nature. It symbolizes the need to preserve the earth. If you think about coral, it is a color seen in sunsets, oceans, and nature in general. In the ocean, it is a color that protects other colors; coral reefs are home to many vividly colored sea creatures. This is a warm, soft orange with golden undertones, which according to Pantone, “. . . energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

When it comes to fashion, Living Coral can be seen as a vintage hue being revived. Although versions of coral began popping up on the 2016, 2017, and 2018 runways, it really took center in fashion during the 1960’s and 1980’s. For 2019, we are seeing it in both women and men’s fashions as it returns to center stage. This color is being used as the focal point of a design, as well as accent hue in accessories. It’s everywhere!

I believe we will see it more in the spring, summer, and resort collections, then fall and winter; although it has been spotted on cold weather runways already. I find it very unexpected for cold weather fashion, so it will be fun to see how the color progresses throughout the year in fashion. Although, Living Coral would pair nicely in the fall and winter with chocolate brown or dark beige. It should be fun to see if designers use it on the fall/winter 2019/20 runways coming up in February 2019!

What do you think of Living Coral for 2019? Is this a color you see yourself wearing or decorating your home with? You can learn more at Pantone.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Collina Strada runway for spring/summer 2019 NYFW; photo credit Matt/ In Spades Blog /

Collina Strada SS19 nyfw runway


Holidays 2018 IT list

it fashion holidays 2018

holidays 2018 IT list from top left: brown teddy coat-faux fur / clear tote bag / holiday nail polish / fleece pull-over / faux fur trimmed bootie / turtleneck sweater /

If you have been following along for awhile, then you know I am all about IT items! If you are new here, welcome! Periodically I recap the current IT items of the moment. The whole reason I go to fashion week twice a year is to forecast the trends we will wear in real life. Then from there, the trends get narrowed down by what buyers stock on shelves, and what actually sells. If an item of the moment takes off, it is more than just a trend, it is an IT item.

What defines an IT item? This could be debated. In my opinion, an IT item is something that not only reflects a current trend, it starts a trend and sells out quickly. The items in this post are either IT items which are selling quickly, or they are affordable choices from hot IT trends. I hope you love these trends as much as I do!

  • The Teddy Coat in brown: OK, so teddy coats, or faux fur coats, have been in style for several winter seasons, but this season the ultimate IT teddy coat is in teddy bear brown. You can wear other colors, but the ultimate must-have hue of the moment is brown. The one pictured above is selling out quickly-so snap it up! I bought it in grey and wish I bought the brown one too while it was in stock. Silly me!
  • Clear Tote Bags: The hottest trend in handbags right now, that people actually wear, is the clear tote bag. (cough cough-no-one actually wears fanny packs in real life as cross body bags. Like “fetch,” it’s not going to happen.) The trend in handbags people are actually buying and wearing is the clear tote. The ultimate IT bag of the clear tote world is this cute little one by Staud. You can check out my review of the smaller version here. The larger size, pictured above, is the most popular size they make.
  • Chanel Insolence nail polish: This color is almost sold out, so if you want it, snap it up now! Chanel is usually the one with the IT nail polish hues of the season, so this is not a shocker. This is the only IT nail polish color right now, so if you want IT nails, this is your color!
  • Fleece Pull-Over: The fleece pull-over is a classic, everyday casual piece. This season, it is more popular than usual. Everyone is wearing one! Leave your ski jacket for the slopes, the ultimate cozy cover-up on casual days is the fleece pull-over. The one pictured above is a soft and affordable version which fits nicely into this trend.
  • Faux Fur Trim Booties: Faux fur trimmed booties are a classic cold weather staples. The flat version is hotter than hot this year. The one pictured above is an affordable way to rock this IT shoe trend. If you like the pair I wore on the blog last month, it’s on sale and can be found online here.
  • Turtleneck Sweaters: Turtleneck sweaters are another classic that has put itself front and center this season. The IT sweater of the moment is the turtleneck. You can find body conscious versions such as this one, or the relaxed one above.

Shop the holidays 2018 IT list online:

There you have it! The current IT list of the moment. Which item is your favorite from the list?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

fabulous cold weather boots


Fall 2018 trends: menswear blazers

fall 2018 trends menswear blazers

fall 2018 trends menswear blazers from top left: blue double breasted blazer / yellow plaid blazer (quick; what movie does this remind you of?) / black and white plaid blazer  / navy striped blazer (under $150!) / animal print blazer / orange animal print blazer /

One of the continuing trends from last year is the menswear inspired trend. Blazers were huge during the fall 2017 season, and they have proven to be a huge trend again this fall 2018 season. If you didn’t jump on the menswear inspired blazer trend last year, this might be a good time to jump right in! Blazers are a great, lightweight option for outerwear this season!

Blazers can be worn with everything from jeans, to dressy trousers. They are also a great topper for a little black dress! The fun thing about menswear inspired blazers is that if you buy one as part of a suit, then you have a skirt or pair of pants you can mix and match into your wardrobe too. Love that!

So, have you noticed an uptick in “Clueless” fashion references online lately? Well, I almost choked on my tea when I spotted this yellow plaid blazer for fall 2018. It screams “Clueless” and it also has a matching mini skirt and pants! Mmmmm, where did the inspiration for that outfit come from? Thought to ponder . . .

Here is the movie inspired look!

Shop menswear blazers for fall 2018 online:

I love wearing my blazer with jeans. How do you enjoy wearing your fall menswear inspired blazer?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy