The 2020 Pantone Color is…

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Classic Blue is the official Pantone color for 2020. Go Blue!

Classic Blue

The Spring/Summer color palette to pair with the color of the year is…

Flame Scarlet / Saffron / Biscay Green / Chive / Faded Denim / Orange Peel / Mosaic Blue / Sunlight / Coral Pink / Cinnamon Stick / Grape Compote

The Classic Spring/Summer 2020 colors are…

Lark / Navy Blazer / Brilliant White / Ash

Swatches of these Pantone colors can be viewed and purchased at .

Keep in mind the Pantone Color Palettes when shopping for pieces to add to a current wardrobe. Many of these colors may already be in the closet. Remember, adding a small piece or accessory in the color palette is a great way to inexpensively update a wardrobe. Purchasing a new scarf, a pair of earrings, a handbag, a pair of shoes, a tie, a pocket square, or a hat in a new shade to add to an existing outfit is a great way to keep up-to-date without breaking the bank.

Getting married this year? Bridesmaid dresses in Classic Blue with flowers in the orange and yellow family would be quite stunning and in trend as well. It would be easy to coordinate an occassion such as this with a matching color palette.

Have fun with this year’s color palette. Remember, don’t forget to accessorize. It’s all in the details. Happy shopping!


Colors to Wear for Fall/Winter 2019/2020

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The latest trend colors of the season are here. The Pantone Color Institute’s latest Fashion Color Trend Report is out. These colors are what designers will be using this fall and winter to design their lines. No doubt the stores will be favoring these “it” shades.

What to do if the latest trend colors are not the perfect shade for a person’s coloring? In this case, trend shades can be incorporated into accessories instead of being used as the main piece of the wardrobe. Not everyone looks good in every color. The key to looking good is to know what flatters and what does not. Same goes if the budget does not allow to make multiple purchases of the new trend colors of the season. Purchase a couple of statement pieces and then supplement the existing wardrobe with accessories in the new trend colors. Jewelry, scarves, shoes, belts, hair clips, purses, hats, etc… can add a nice pop of color and be less likely to break the bank.

Here are the fall/winter trend colors for 2019:

18-4217 Blue
19-1650 Biking Red
19-1557 Chili Pepper
12-1110 Creme de Peche
15-1150 Dark Cheddar
19-6050 Eden
17-1926 Fruit Dove
19-4055 Galaxy Blue
18-1155 Sugar Almond
19-1234 Rocky Road
15-1530 Peach Pink
16-1358 Orange Tiger

The following four shades are considered the classics of the season. They are core shades that can be meant as the underlying foundation of the outfit using other colors to enhance it. They are also capable of standing on their own.

16-0000 Paloma
17-0530 Guacamole
19-3815 Evening Blue
12-0815 Vanilla Custard

Now that the palette is set, it is up to the artist to create the masterpiece. Why not try a new color! Pick and choose from the palette and mix with existing wardrobe pieces to make the best individual statement. Happy shopping!


DIY Fashion Trends Fall 2019


Looking at what is trending this fall in fashion, I came across a couple of trends that caught my eye. These trends could bring out the DIY fashion designer and crafty side of me. Patchwork and feathers, need I say more?
Feather-Trimmed Boyfriend Jeans$1,510.00

I love the idea of fashionable, wearable quilts. Not your grandma’s quilt! The idea here is to keep the clothing from looking like it could be grandma’s quilt wrapped around the body. The design needs to be fresh and the fabric trending. Looks like a fun challenge to me.

Feathers are always fun. Can anyone pull it off? Why not! The key here is how much feathers and how the item is paired with the whole outfit. These jeans are fun, but $1,510.00 of fun! I could easily see this as a DIY project. Why not make a feather cuff and attach it to the jeans with velcro or large stitches that can be removed when the trend dies down?

Speaking of feathers, I once admired a fellow student’s feather earrings. Reminded me of the 80’s. I asked her where she got them, but I couldn’t find them, so I made my own. Earring posts, a couple of beads, and feathers from the craft store. An inexpensive solution and made to my liking to boot. Now it looks like they will be in fashion again this fall.

Earrings I made

Whether or not to spend on a trend or DIY really comes down to money, time, and talent; also, whether the trend will be around long enough to justify the purchase. If it is not too complicated and money can be saved, why not DIY? This will make it original and some fun can be had as well.