Outfit Inspiration | Pantone Colours of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz & Serenity

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to bring you some outfit inspiration featuring Pantone's picks for Colour of the Year. Actually, this year, they picked two colours - Rose Quartz and Serenity. I was actually excited this mainly about Rose Quartz as right now I am going through an obsession with everything that has to do with the colour.  Here is what Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute has to say about these colours:

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer's increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.

If like me, you love your pastels, I am sure you will find many a way to wear these two colours, whether paired together or separate. In this post I wanted to feature some items from theblacktux.com, which offer tuxedos and suits for rent (within the US). 

Wedding season will soon be upon us again and I don't think it is ever too early to start planning what to wear to that special occasion you know is coming up.

For the guys, a bow-tie in one of the colours is the easiest way to rock these Colours of the Year and they will pop against a black tux for sure! Alternatively, grey looks good as well with both Serenity and Rose Quartz. If you're feeling more adventurous, why not try pairing a light pink shirt with a light blue bow-tie instead? 
Tuxedo and bow-ties from theblacktux.com
As for the ladies, you can colour co-ordinate with your main squeeze and opt to go for both colours together. I think they look really great paired together in one look. Here I went for a flowy evening gown and rose gold accessories. I think the earrings bearing both colours add a nice touch to the outfit and I feel they bring the look together :)

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How do you feel about Pantone picking these two colours? Do you think they are easy to pull off?

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