If rose quartz & serenity isn’t you

Fashion over 40 and trend colors

There is not just one color of the year, this time, there are even two: rose quartz and serenity. Or in plain English, a very light blush pink and light blue. No, not baby pink and baby blue. But for some of us the 2016 It colors are as bad as the latter sounds.

#fashionover50 colors of 2016 how to style them over 40
Pantone colors of 2016 rose quartz and serenity and suggested color pairing. From Pantone
#over40fashion mature woman in work outfit
Moda International cardigan dyed maroon, I.N.C. chocolate brown leather pants, Investments mock turtleneck sweater, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Antonio Melani booties, statement necklace (all own)

First of all, these colors mean you will see them everywhere and even worse, you can’t buy any other shade of pink or pale blue. Ok, that’s a little bit exagerrated. Second, for many of us these colors are not flattering and wash us out. Third, they are close to colors, we associate with the uniform of Old. In other words, these colors are hard to style to start with. However, you can work around the It color of the year and look up-to-date nevertheless.

#styleover50 mature outfit in spring colors
Side view of winter work outfit with a color close to rose quartz, Hermes collier de chien cuff,  and a statement necklace with a color close to serenity (all own). Wooden watch c/o Jord

This year’s It colors are so not me. To nevertheless look fashion forward or on trend I go with colors close to them. Nobody runs around with the Pantome colors of the year chart, right? I add a color that works with my color type and make sure that color dominates the outfit as is shown in the OOTD. This means you can create Pantome colors inspired outfits.

#maturefashion work outfit in the colors of the year at the Top of the World Style fashion linkup party
Back view of outfit in spring’s trend colors with Moda International cardigan dyed maroon, I.N.C. chocolate brown leather pants, Investments mock turtleneck sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Antonio Melani booties, statement necklace (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord
When the color of the year is not in your palette, go with one of yours that is close. Click To Tweet

How do you deal with fashion colors that are not so you? Skip them? Or do you go with something close to the color? Let me know by email and/or linkup examples in addition to your OOTD.

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