How to Wear Marsala

The neutral yet versatile Pantone Color of the Year is finally growing on me.  Marsala is a very muted shade compared to the vibrant and bold colors previously named Pantone COTY’s such as Tangerine Tango, Emerald, and Radiant Orchid. The reddish brown tone is often compared with the earthy color of red wine but is also showing up in shades of rich blush tones for Spring 2015.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute uses the words “spicy, sophisticated and robust” to describe the color.  Flattering on many skin tones this color works well for both men and women and is virtually seasonless. The brown undertones compliment many natural fabrics such as raw silk, fur, and leather which adds texture and richness to any outfit.  Think leather jackets, booties, flats, handbags, skirts, or pants for the bolder fashionista!  Look for this color in floral prints and stripes this spring.

Accessories and beauty products are an easy way to make an instant color update to your wardrobe. Try adding a hat, a scarf, sparkly jewels, or lip and nail color in a shade of Marsala.   If you are ready to fully embrace the Color of the Year, a colored denim pant, a sweater, or a wool coat purchased now will be addition to your upcoming Fall wardrobe. Pair it with opposite colors such as teal, navy, green, and blue as well as neutral colors like ivory, blush, copper, and grey.  Try wearing many shades of Marsala for a head to toe fashionista look!  Here is some inspiration for what will be seen everywhere in the fashion and design scene throughout 2015.

Photo Credits/Shopping Links:   Pantone.com |  Le Marque Leather Jacket | Halogen Bootie | Trina Turk Wrap Coat | Paige Skinny Jeans | Floppy Felt Hat | Nars Lip Color | Nail Color | Ray Ban SunglassesMen’s Knit Cap | Men’s Cotton Sweater |

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