See these Pantome inspired colorful outfit ideas for spring
Max Mara denim coat with fur details, eShakti fit-and-flare dress, Judith Leiber charmbelt, structure work bag, floral tights (all own) and wooden sunglasses c/o Winkwood

How to style Living Coral & co

… and the winner of the title Color of the Year is Living Coral. Most of us haven’t heard the name before like it was the case before with many of the fashion colors. Remember when we wondered how to look up-to-date in greenery? We riped our hairs and somehow worked arround it with a trendy accessory or whatever. Like Greenery, this year’s Pantone pick – Rose-quartz and Serenity – isn’t my cup of tea.

But, thanks goodness, there are some fashion shades that call my name. First let me introduce them to you with the collage below.

collage of Pantome color swtaches
Collage of Pantome colors. Underlaying Aspen Gold. From upper left to lower right: Toffee, Terrarium Moss, Tumeric, Sweet-Corn, Soy-Bean, Sweet-Lilac, Pink Peacock, Pepper-Stem, Princess-Blue, Living-Coral, Jester-Red, Mango-Mojito, Eclipse, Brown-Granite, Fiesta. Images of swatches from: Pantone

Aspen Gold, Tumeric

… play well with white for a summery vibe. Best as a sort of yellow and white polkadot dress.

Shein butterfly sleeve button through belted polka dot dress
Shein butterfly sleeve button through belted polka dot dress

Terrarium Moss, Pepper-Stem

… are great neutrals for a business casual work place. They play well with pink, red, and yellow. Wildcard: Eclipse.

Nicole in terrarium moss dress with studded heels
A Novo militrary inspired dress, smoky quartz flower buckle statement belt, jade bangle, Hermes enamel bangle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, neclace (gift from my late Mom) and structured work bag (all own)

Sweet-Corn, Soy-Bean, and Sweet-Lilac

… are perfect for corporate style tops. Combine them with the usual corporate neutrals or fashionable toffee, granite brown or eclipse.

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Pink Peacock

Now we are talking.  <3

over 50 years old fashion blogger in Peacock pink leather jacket, Jester Red top and sweet pink sequin skirt
GNW cardigan worn as top, Newport News leather jacket, H&M sequin midi skirt and Ivanka Trump suede pumps (all own)


… style it like Royal blue. Great gemstone shade for cocktail dresses and special occassions like a formal wedding or to dress for succes at a military ball.

blogger Nicole in Princess blue, pink, eclipse spring style with mix of floral and stripes
Oiliveo leather skirt, Ann Taylor sweater, Liz Claiborne open toe pumps, Hermes collier de chien bange, statement necklace with matching bracelet, Rebekka Taylor floral print bomber jacket (all own)


works with all of this spring/summer Pantome colors as well as with the typical corporate neutrals.

Nicole of High Latitude style donning a summer look in living coral, sweet soy-bean, sweet-corn, Terrarium Moss
DIY skirt from an old Vintage Hawai shirt, Chanel bag, statement beeded dagwood necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Ivanka Trump ankle strap pumps and Shein utitlity jacket worn as top (all own)


In my opinion, this color is a great neutral for all those who know the secrets of cool neutral looks. It also works great with eclipse (or navy), black, gray, or even mango-mojito.

style blogger wearing Princess Royal top, Peacock pink skirt, sweet-corn pumps with Jester red heels and a floral scarf
GNW Luxe sweater, Banana Repubplic tweet style skirt, Native American belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Pavlova floral print scarf, pantyhose, Calvin Klein block heel pumps (all own)

Mango-Mojito and Fiesta

These variation of orange are probably not everybody’s favorite as it is hard to pull off in everyday life. Go with a blue to colorblock or try wearing with analogous colors.

fashion blogger in Fiest skirt and sweater with leopard print boots
Max Mara skirt, Moda International cardigan (dyed), smoky quartz statement necklace, YSL tote, pantyhose and Manolo Blahnik leopard prink boots (all own)

Eclipse,Toffee, and Brown-Granite

Treat eclipse, toffee and brown-granite like navy, dark tan, and brown, respectively. Perfect for a corporate dress code for suits, skirts and trousers. Style with the usual corporate tops in white, light blue or fashionable sweet-lilac, sweet-corn or soy-bean. These combinations will make a great great for job interview outfits. For the daring try Aspen gold or living coral for a fashion-forward work attire.

midlife woman in granit-brown floral shirt and sweet lilac skirt
Jones New York floral button-down shirt, no brand half circle skirt, Gucci belt, Michael Kors leopard print satchel, Hermes collier de chien leather bangle and Ivanka Trump cap toe pumps (all own)

Like the inspirations? Please feel free to pin them.

LOTD in fiesta and Jester red

This fit-and-flare dress is my newest update for my spring/summer wardrobe. Since the air is still below the freezing point in the morning, I combined it with floral tights to go with the idea of spring at least. For the commute to work, my denim coat kept me  polished and well insulated. You know an Alaskan spring look looks like a great southern winter look.

over 50 years old woman in tumeric, Jester red fit and flare knit dress with charm belt and floral tights mature woman in burgundy dress and floral tights street chic woman in Pantome inspired spring outfit street style blogger in Pantome colored dress with charm belt and sunnies

Nicole in denim coat, patterned tights, wooden sunglasses business casual look
Info on the attire: Max Mara denim coat with fur details, eShakti fit-and-flare dress, Judith Leiber charmbelt, structured work bag, floral tights (all own) and wooden sunglasses c/o Winkwood

Just a last thing. Also remember to use clothing in colors that are similar to the current It colors and use them to create Pantone colors inspired looks. Which is your favorite of this warm season Pantome shades? Just curious.

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