resort 2016

Pantone color of the year 2016


Photo courtesy of Pantone

Move over Marsala, there is a new color of the year in town! Introducing the color of the year 2016, or should I say colors of the year 2016???

Pantone has announced there is not one, but two colors designated as the color of the year 2016. The colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity. A fabulous blush-pink, and a soft, almost-sky blue. I have to admit, I am in love!

I have been eyeing a blush handbag for the upcoming spring season; but unsure of what to get! So this is welcome news that Rose Quartz is one of the two colors of 2016. Since this pretty hue has been in style for the past two years, it is possible many of you already own it! I do not, so it looks like I have some shopping to do! Ha, any excuse right?

Blue happens to be my favorite color. I love any shade of blue you throw at me. So Serenity is a welcome color of 2016. I cannot wait to fill my closet with items in this pretty hue. They will be worn for many years to come; you can never own enough blue!

Since spring 2016 has not hit store shelves yet, and we will not see fall 2016 until February 2016, it is a little difficult to find a plethora of clothing and accessories on the market right now in the color of the year 2016. So, I scoured the Internet for something fabulous in these two hues. I found them!

Here are a few fabulous and fashionable pieces of clothing, and accessories, you can wear right now in the color of the year 2016! My first wish list item is a handbag. What is the first item you want in the color of the year 2016? Which color do you like? Rose Quartz or Serenity?

Resort 2016 shoe trends

shoes trends resort 2015

From top left: tie up flats / pink street sneakers / vegan platform espadrilles / pumps / rainbow shoes / tie up low heel pumps

Resort 2016 is fast approaching, which means it is time to learn all about the current resort 2016 shoe trends! The resort season is short, so if you love one the of the trends, then it is important to snap it up right away!

I love the resort season since it is a great way to get a jump start on the new spring season; before spring hits store shelves! Resort is a fabulous transition from the fall/winter seasonal trends, into the new trends for the spring season.

There are so many fun trends in shoes for the resort 2016 season. These trends include influences from both the 1960s, and the 1970s; both important decades for the upcoming spring 2016 season. So, without further adieu, here are the resort 2016 shoe trends:

Color Blocking: I know, I know, the trend that refuses to die! This time around, color blocking is not referring to bi-color shoes, it is referring to as many colors as possible on a shoe! Look for rainbows, reminiscent of the 1970s, and color groups blocked together in various hues.

Tie-Up: This is a hot trend from last year which is continuing through 2016. Look for tie-up flats, heels, and wedges. If you already have a neutral pair in your closet, look for a candy colored pair for the new year to spice up your resort wardrobe; and your spring wardrobe too!

Florals: Groundbreaking, I know. Look for large, artistic florals on every type of shoe imaginable. It’s original, I swear 😉

Street Sneakers: Get your flat cardboard box, your boom box, and your moves sharpened! Sneakers reminiscent of the break-dancing days of the 1980s are hot to trot this resort season. They will be hot in the spring season too. Invest! Then bust a move.

Fringe and tassels: Keep on, shaking on! Boho-chic fringe is still du rigueur for the resort season. It will be hot this spring too. Ensure your shoe collection has some movement, look for fringe shoes in candy colors, or sensible neutrals.

Block heels: Who needs stilettos when sturdy block heels are all the rage? Need I say more?

Pink: Think pink. Look for blush or pale pink, as well as candy pink. These two hues are hot for the resort 2016 season; they will be cool in the spring too.

There you have it! The resort 2016 shoe trends to wet your appetite for the upcoming spring season. Which trend is your favorite?