For the very first time in history, Pantone has not one, but two colors of the year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. They have anointed the two shades of pale pink and baby blue as the ‘it’ colors for 2016. Pantone says this pastel pairing was chosen to express a soft rosy warmth and a cooler tranquillity that complements each other. Even though pastel colors don’t stand out visually the way bolder colors do, the Pantone pair is taking over the runway and the fashion industry. So here are some ideas for you on how to sport the Pantone colors this season:

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Pantone pairing on point

Pastel colors, as we know, are very soothing to the eyes and work wonders. The new Pantone colors look best on flowy, long like thigh slit maxi tops, midi dresses, long skirts or tailored silhouettes such as shirts, and summer jackets. You can make a drool-worthy combination of both the colors in your outfit by mixing & matching cleverly. Just tuck in a crisp button-down shirt in Serenity into a pair of rose quartz flared trousers, accessorize it to your liking and you are all set to go. You can even pair a Rose Quartz midi dress with a Serenity short jacket. The options are endless and the results can be effortlessly stunning, if done right!

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Each on their own

For times when you are skeptical to don both thte colors together, just wear the lovely Pantone hues separately and strut out in style, like a boss! You can either go for a baby blue shirt dress with ombre sneakers for a casual look; or flaunt a blush pink bodycon with a statement necklace; or even go for a smart jumpsuit in either of the colours, accessorizing with a quirky bag. Include these two shades in your wardrobe in the form of dresses, tops, skirts, formal clothes or even partywear and raise your style bar every time you sport these colors!

Rose Quartz pastel pink sandalsPantonizing the accessories

Not only clothes, but through shoes, bags, belts or jewellery you can add that Pantone touch to prep up any boring outfit. Be it a Rose Quartz neckpiece on a monocolor (say white) dress or a pair of heels in a cool Serenity with a casual playsuit, these accessories will keep you on trend while sprucing up your summer outfits. Even a Pantone color handbag is a perfect companion for a lazy brunch or a movie date. So add a bit of Serenity here and a bit of Rose Quartz there and get ready to rock the show!

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Guys, are you game?

The two trending Pantone colors not only look good on women but on men too. Some may have the idea that the Pantone colors are too sugary for men’s liking but the confidence with which men are sporting it on the runway & also off it, are changing the whole perception. Rose quartz tailored shirts, Serenity linen trousers, sharp summer blazers and pastel hued tees are some of the clothing items men can sport this season. If you are not sure of going for pastel clothes, then add touches of the Pantone duo through stylish accessories like ties, bow-ties, pocket squares, socks and even shoes! So give your closet a trendy makeover and rock the Pantone colors like a pro!

So ladies and gentlemen, here’s everything you need to know to start sprucing up your summer look with Rose Quartz and Serenity. Give your wardrobe a Pantone pastel makeover and be on trend all year long!





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