If you asked me two years ago what the Pantone Color of the Year was I’d have responded with “what you talkin’ bout Willis?!” I had no idea that there was a predetermined colour that was bestowed upon us mere mortals each year by the powers that be, but thanks to the blogosphere and fashionistas everywhere I’ve been privy to this phenomena. Basically the good people at Pantone think that colour “has always been an integral part of how a culture expresses the attitudes and emotions of the times.” I totally agree and think that ethos totally embodies my theory of living a colour-poptastic life!
This year they’ve decided that the colour is marsala. Why marsala? Well…
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
I stole this dress from mum’s wardrobe a while ago and have had it hanging in mine for the longest time without me even trying it on. As soon as I started reading bloggers mention marsala being the colour du jour then I knew I had to dust it off and take it for a whirl.
This 80s era dress errs more on the maroon side (which to me looks like marsala without a fancy name) and I wouldn’t usually wear it as it reminds me of the school uniform I wore for 13 years! But if I can wear a flower crown with an outfit I’m willing to wear any colour! Plus it has pleats!! I love pleats.
I kept my OOTD fairly simple and let the dress speak for itself, teaming it with my Lovisa flower crown (which I’m always itching to have an excuse to wear) and my navy Kmart heels – vintage marsala madness!
Did you know there was a “colour of the year”? What colour would you pick if you were in charge? Mine would be a tie between neon pink and teal 🙂