15 Hot Ways to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala

Usually, it’s best to drink your wine. But according to Pantone, in 2015 you should be wearing it. The rich red-wine colored hue is perfect for winter outfits. You can dive right in with a luxe belted silk dress or dip your toe into marsala waters with suede loafers or cool cat-eye sunglasses to add an of-the-moment pop of color to neutral ensembles in navy or black. Here are 15 of our favorite marsala pieces to spice up your winter wardrobe. 

Elizabeth and James Tunic Sweater 

This sweater tackles two trends in one cozy piece. Chunky knits are taken up a notch in this warm shade of wine. Pair it with slim-fitting pants for a balanced and chic look.

Elizabeth and James Tunic Sweater – Turtleneck, Bloomingdale’s

Textured Pleat Skirt

Add some warmth to your everyday look with this textured A-line midi skirt. Wear it with a graphic tee and statement necklace for a playful night on the town.

ASTR Textured Pleat Skirt, $78, Nordstrom

Franco Sarto Penny Loafer 

These ultra soft suede slip-ons are a new take on the classic loafer. The pointed toe elongates the legs while the rich hue gives everyday ensembles a dose of depth.

Franco Sarto “Joella” Flat, $100, Nordstrom

Leather Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are gaining popularity in the fashion world these days, so we’re thrilled to see one in trendy marsala. Accessories are the easiest way to infuse your everyday wardrobe with a little marsala.

Halston Heritage Chain Handle Leather Mini Bucket Bag, Syrah, $295, Neiman Marcus

Elizabeth and James Kimono Top 

This lively silk print is perfect for layering. Wear it over a black camisole and pants. By keeping the rest of the look neutral, this gorgeous kimono can take center stage.

Elizabeth and James Top – Kimono Tokyo Silk, Bloomingdale’s

Paige Coated Skinny Jeans 

Marsala’s warmth lends itself perfectly to these sleek coated jeans. Try pairing them with an oversized sweater in black or navy. Adding a long gold pendant necklace will anchor the look and give it a little sheen.

Paige Denim “Demi” Coated Ultra Skinny Jeans (Shiraz Silk), $309, Nordstrom

Open Toe Bootie 

These suede and leather booties are a must! They can be worn casually with cuffed jeans for more of an everyday look. Or, try pairing them with a little black dress. It’s less predictable than a black or nude pump – and a lot more fun!

Halogen “Riley” Open Toe Bootie, $110, Nordstrom

Cat-Eye Sunglasses 

These vino Valentino sunglasses will bring glamour and drama to all of your daytime errands. Marsala is complimentary of most skin tones, so it’s especially flattering on your face.

Valentino, “Rockstud” 58mm Cat Eye Sunglasses, $326, Nordstrom

Faux Wrap Top 

Not only is the draping and subtle shimmer of this wrap shirt flattering, but it’s also the perfect way to dress up your jeans. Try accessorizing with statement earrings in a complimentary color such as saffron.

twenty tees Top – Faux Wrap, $96, Bloomingdale’s

Belted Silk Dress 

In wine, there is truth. So believe us when we say that this silk stunner would be an asset to any closet. The draping is a little unexpected, but the waist-slimming belt makes the look very accessible for many body types.

Myne “Heidi” Belted Pointed Hem Silk Dress, $278, Nordstrom

Knotted Faux Leather Headband 

Who hasn’t had their share of bad hair days? This sweet but practical knotted headband can definitely make them a little easier to manager. Pop it on with a ponytail or second day hair, and you’ve just given “effortless” a whole new meaning.

Cara “Love” Faux Leather Headband, $28, Nordstrom

Essie Downtown Brown Polish 

Not quite ready to invest in marsala clothing? Try it at your next mani/pedi instead. Essie’s “Downtown Brown” is the perfect shade of marsala – no commitment required.

Downtown Brown, $9, Essie

Floral Satin Top 

The bold print on this satin top really makes the rich wine hue pop. This flowy stunner looks beautiful paired simply with basic black pants. Or, try wearing it under a navy blazer with jeans and gold flats. This is more of an investment piece, but its versatility makes it a worthwhile one.

Erdem “Pergamum Print” Draped Satin Top, Nordstrom

Studded Panama Hat 

Marsala, wool and studs put a fresh twist on the classic Panama hat. This statement maker will keep you looking (and feeling) hot! Wear it with all black for maximum drama.

Vince Camuto Studded Panama Hat, $58, Nordstrom

Leather Moto Jacket 

We saved the best for last. This lambskin moto jacket is butter soft and ultra chic! It’ll add a cool rocker edge to everything in your wardrobe. Try wearing it in place of a blazer, and just wait for the compliments to roll in.

Nicole Miller Asymmetrical Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket, $750, Nordstrom