How to create a Pantome colors inspired look
Great Northwest suede utility jacket, Loft silk sweater, Russian enamel belt, silk scarf with meteorological weather map signs print, Camel bag, statement necklace, and L.K. Bennett snake print plateau pumps (all own)

Pantome’s seasonal color forecast

Each season, Pantome forecasts the colors of the next season. This time, their color forecast is Red Pear, Valiant Poppy, Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Russet Orange, Ultra Violet, Crocus Petal, Limelight, Quetzal Green, Nebulas Blue as the fashion statement colors. The It neutrals are Sargasso Sea, Tofu, Almond Buff, Quiet Gray, and Meerkat.  You never heard these names? You aren’t alone. Do you have to throw out your entire wardrobe? No way!

Don’t panic just yet

Looking at last seasons fall/winter colors and those forecasted for this cold season one get’s the impression fashion is slowing down. Last year’s It colors look the same on first view, but actually they aren’t.

Last year, in New York, it was hip to wear Grenadine, Tawny Port, Ballet Slipper, Butterum, Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Shaded Spruce, Golden Lime, Marina, and Autumn Maple. Well, in my opinion,

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#Pantome #colors comparison of this and last years It fashion-colors
Comparison of this (upper row) and last year’s Pantome colors

London had some other colors, namely Flame Scarlet, Toast, Primrose Pink, Bluebell, Royal Lilac, Otter, Navy Peony, Golden Olive, Lemon Curry, Copper Tan. Nevertheless, when you looked at magazines and style blogs, you couldn’t see much a difference. Indeed, the biggest differences where the outfit backgrounds.

In other words: Who can distinguish them without a fabric swatch? And who runs around with a fabric swatch of Pantome colors? Typically, women, if they carry around a fabric swatch at all, it’s related to their flattering colors. Have you ever had a color analysis?

Wear your flattering colors

Look your best with your own colors. When you had your colors determined recently – today 12 seasons are distinguished – then you know your best suiting colors. Go for them. Combine them in a way that it looks like you are wearing the seasons It colors.

Of course your seasonal or tonal colors work easy with each other as do the Pantone colors. You can never go wrong with wearing analogous colors, but they may be a bit tricky with your seasonal or tonal best.

Your solution to look up-to-date

Riot your closet for shades and hues that come close to those that were forecasted to be the seasons It. In the outfit in the photo above, I went with colors that are in the “ballpark” of Pear Red (shoes, belt buckle), Valiant Poppy (top, shoes), Ceylon Yellow (print on neckerchief), Martini Olive (jacket, skirt), and Nebulas Blue (enamel on belt buckle).

#advancedstyle woman in a work outfit in fall's It colors
Notations blazer (dyed), statement necklace, Prada ultra violet pumps, Doney and Brooke snake print bag, Esprit pint neckerchief, Jord bamboo men’s watch (all own), and best girlfriends bracelet c/o Chicos

In the look above, I stayed with colors close to Valiant Poppy (jacket), Ultra Violet (jacket print, pumps), Quetzal Green (dress), orange russet (bag) and Sargasso Sea (jacket).

#fashionover50 woman wearing black, red-pear, teal, tofu and russet-orange in one outfit
Oliveo maxi leather skirt, Zaful striped mini dress worn as sweater, Chanel belt, Hermes Constance shoulder bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Alaskan Native created necklace, Oliver Perry zip-front cardigan, DIY bangle (all own) and Musse & Cloud wood leather straps sandals c/o Coolway

The outfit above stays close to Red Pear (skirt), Russet Orange (wood sole), Quetzal Green (one of the stripes colors) and Tofu paired with classic black.

#midlifestyle woman in fake suit in valiant poppy, quiet gray, limelight, black, red-pear, styling
Anne Klein glen check blazer, floral print silk scarf, L.K. Bennett snake print pumps, Modalu Pippa bag, Jord men’s watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, black pearl necklace (all own), silk shirt c/o Lillysilk and pants c/o White House Black Market

In the outfit in the photo above, I went with colors that are in the “ballpark” of Red Pear (scarf rose print), Valiant Poppy (shoes), Ceylon Yellow (scarf bow print), Martini Olive (leaves in scarf print), Quetzal Green (leaves in print), Tofu (accents in scarf print), and Quiet Gray (scarf accents, bag).

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P.S. If you liked any of these outfit inspirations, it would help me if you pinned them to your own Pinterest board. It’s a great way that your friends, family, and others can see them too.

P.P.S. You can read more about styling awesome looks with neutral colors or styling an outfit with analog colors in the posts at the links.

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Thank you for linking up at last week. I am glad you are here. It’s always great to see all your great outfit inspirations. Take the opportunity to network, make new friends, and visit the posts of your fellow bloggers. Introduce yourself to the new guests and visit the blogs of the guests you already know to say Hi. We all appreciate a visit, don’t we?

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The title Top of the World OOTD My Fav is the one I choose because I found something in the post that caught my eyes for whatever reason. The Style Winner gets a free feature. It goes to the person who had the entrance number drawn by a random generator.

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Today’s featured awardees are Carrie, Amy and Darlene.

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Carrie the DIY blogger at Curly Crafty Mom became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Your favorite post was Carrie’s post. She is the DIY craft blogger at Curly Crafty Mom. Her long vest over shirt and jeans outfit is super posh, but casual. Very interesting and special look.

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Darlene the travel and style blogger at Aquamarine Style became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I love Darlene’s super chic shirts she presented from her Stich-Fix-Box. She is the travel and style blogger at Aquamarina Style. All her looks were chic, but this one I liked the most. I so would wear this look. Perfect for the weekend, don’t you think so?

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Amy the blogger at Amy’s Creative Pursuits was the Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Amy, the fashion blogger at Amy’s Creative Pursuits won the Top of the World Style Winner feature. Aren’t the pompoms at the hem of her jeans interesting? Love how easy she pulls this difficult trend off!

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