La Vie en Rose
Pantone has revealed its colour of the year, and surprise, it’s actually two pale pastels on opposite ends of the colour wheel: Rose Quartz and Serenity (a pale blue). That doesn’t mean they don’t play well together though; think of them as yin and yang and pick the one that speaks (softly) in your ear.
Rose Quartz on the Runway
Grey tempers the girlishness of pink, for those who worry pastel pink is too frothy. The look stays feminine with a lacy print and layers of chiffon.
Rich red gives pink an energetic boost. This tonal look is surprisingly sophisticated, but mix things up with contrasting shoes.
Help yourself to a serving of a pale neutral mixed with blush pink, which has all the delectability of a bowl of strawberries and cream.
Rose Quartz, Your Way
Indulge in the unabashedly ultra-feminine look of pink with bows, tiers of ruffles, crystals, and, naturally, rosebuds. Go for a subtle spectrum from blush to cream, and don’t worry about matching your pinks exactly.
Refreshing, yet calming, we can’t wait to dive into Serenity, the pale blue doppelganger to Rose Quartz. Evocative of cloudy skies and still waters, this hue is an instant update for spring, so add just a splash (or head-to-toe look) to your wardrobe and drink it in.
serenity on the Runway
You might think an electric cobalt would overpower pale blue, but it actually makes it come alive.
This ensemble demonstrates the genius of pairing rose quartz and serenity. The pink softens menswear tailoring so it’s firmly feminine.
Sailor blue is a nautical staple, but a hit of coral and cream is more unexpected and subtle than red and white.