Colour Me 2015


Every year we have the colour of the year thanks to Pantone. Last year it was Radiant Orchid with different colours for the season. Mint, anyone? However, for 2015, Pantone has taken a different approach. Though the colours for the entire year are the softer shades of the brighter hued variety (think Toasted Almonds and Custard), Pantone has zeroed in on Marsala. Yes, we understand your confusion. Simply put, Marsala is a deep burgundy which falls in the Maroon family.

Though a winter favourite for sure, this colour has already made its presence felt during the fashion shows leading up to 2015 and will be seen quite a bit during spring and summer. So how does one wear this rich hue?

 

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Loafers/ Slip on’s:

Patent Marsala coloured loafers/ slip on’s will give the right amount of edge and colour to an otherwise monochrome outfit.

 

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Ties:

A black suit, a white shirt and a Marsala tie (preferably with tiny polka dots) will make for an amazing style statement.

A Shirt:

Sure you want to wear your blue denims with a black t shirt and loafers. But how do you get some colour? You team up this outfit with an open Marsala coloured shirt.

 

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V Necks:

Come autumn and winter; you will need to start layering up. Opt for a V neck sweater in this rich colour. Wear it with grey or beige coloured pants.

 

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Mufflers and Scarves:

A fail safe option to brighten up your winter wardrobe, a muffler or a scarf o this colour should be a must next winter.

Chino Track Pants:

These pants are chinos without a belt and have more elastic. They look better than slouchy track pants and can be worn everywhere except for formal dos.

 

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Polo:

Team a Marsala coloured polo shirt with khaki pants. Wear sunglasses and loafers and you are ready for a Sunday brunch

Coats:

Wear a Marsala tweed jacket. It looks formal but is super versatile; wear it for a brunch or a dinner or that formal event at the office.

 

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Suits:

Not afraid to go all out with this colour? Then opt for a Marsala coloured suit. A skinny black tie and a white shirt will complete the look.

Accessorise your outfit with small details of this colour if you are afraid of taking it to another level. How about wearing a watch with Marsala coloured straps? It will look very chic if you opt for same coloured footwear. But beware. Because it is such a rich colour and you if you are not comfortable wearing it all over, then you should wear only one piece in your entire outfit. It is up to you if you want to go ahead with the bottoms or the top.