Accessorize With the 2016 Pantone COLORS of the Year

2016 Pantone Color of the Year

For the first time ever, Pantone has released TWO colors of the year for 2016 — Rose Quartz and Serenity. “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,” explains Pantone executive director Leatrice Eiseman. The pair is not only meant to bring calm and relaxation but also to symbolize the increased blurring of gender lines in fashion and society as well as the world’s movement toward gender equality. Here are eight ways to include both hues in your clothing and accessories this year.

1. Leisure Society Como Sunglasses

Perfect all year round, these glamorous, butterfly-shaped sunnies are definitely a luxury item with their 12k gold-plated titanium temples and diamond accents.

Leisure Society Como Sunglass from Optique in Winnetka
Optique, $980

2. Essie Spaghetti Strap and Lapiz of Luxury

Try these polishes from Essie for your next mani-pedi!

Essie Spaghetti Strap and Lapiz of Luxury, $9
Essie, $9

3. Essa Coat from Anthropologie

Stay warm in this structured wool coat with statement buttons by Nanette Lepore, available at Anthropologie.

Nanette Lepore Essa Coat from Anthropologie
Anthropologie, $598

4. Modal Silk Blend Scarf

This lightweight scarf from Nordstrom is great for layering, adding a bright finishing touch to any casual outfit.

Modal Silk Blend Scarf from Nordstrom
Nordstrom, $38

5. Cece Suede Ballet Flats

The neutral color and classic design make these flats a great staple to add to your shoe collection.

J.Crew Cece ballet flat in delicate petal
J.Crew, $120

6. Eugenia Kim Rain Knit Hat

This playful knit hat is perfectly on color trend with its pale pink faux pom and chunky blue knit design.

Eugenia Kim Rain Knit Hat
Eugenia Kim, $250

7. Nixon ‘The Kensington’ Round Bracelet Watch

Make a statement with this rose gold bracelet watch with small matte black accents.

nixon rose gold watch
Nixon, $175

8. Kate Spade Open Rim Studs

Keep is simple and elegant with gold-accented earrings from Kate Spade.

Kate Spade Open Rim Stud Earrings in blue
Kate Spade, $38

9. Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Lipsticks

Sephora and Pantone have teamed up and made it possible to wear the colors of the year on our lips. Serenity is an opaque matte lipstick for the bold and adventurous while Rose Quartz is glossy and sheer, adding a hint of pink.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Lipsticks
Sephora, $18


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