The weather is warmer and the flowers are making their debut around campus, which can only mean one thing — spring has officially arrived. The better weather also brings more opportunities to get creative with your outfits and accessories, and one of the best ways to spice up your wardrobe is with color.
Every year, color company Pantone announces its colors of the year and for 2016, there are two: Rose Quartz — a light blush — and Serenity — a powder blue. Although introduced early in 2016, both colors are perfect tones to incorporate into your spring attire since they cheerfully and tranquilly reflect the season.
To add these colors into your spring outfits, ladies can start small by wearing it in their accessories. Girls can rock the tones in a variety of ways, opting for a blush or blue nail polish or even bracelets in the tones. There are even trendy slip-on leather sneakers in the blush tone that can take you from class to a weekend out with your friends. Guys can try the colors in a classic polo shirt or button down, while pairing it with their favorite pair of jeans, traditional khakis for a more put together look or even casual shorts on a weekend trip to the beach.
While the Pantone colors of the year are a great starting point for spring wardrobe, they can also transition far past the season when paired with the right accessories. For instance, take a top in the Serenity tone; when paired with a cool moto jacket, some distressed jeans and a slip-on sneaker that summer top in powder blue can easily be made into a fall look with the right accessories. So if you’re hesitant about investing in pieces that sound like they are specifically for spring, there are jackets and accessories you probably already have in your wardrobe that, when added to your new Pantone-inspired pieces, can bring the look into whatever season you’re in.
For an even trendier look, try pairing the colors with denim, which is also extremely popular this season. Girls can try out the look with button-front denim skirts or flared jeans to invoke a 70’s vibe, while guys can try distressed denim or even grey denim to revamp their look for spring.
By incorporating these colors into your wardrobe, you’ll have plenty of options for the warmer weather — and even more for the seasons to come.