A study in Navy, Taupe and Raspberry: Spring 2017

As the new year has begun, I am thinking about how the 2017 fashion color trends apply to actual outfits. I love working with color, so this is a very fun task for me! One of this season’s trends caught my eye: the inclusion of the shades of pinks that really appeal to me. I am not much of a fan of the typical color pink you might dress a baby girl in. You won’t find that in my closet. But this year, the pinks have an appeal for me.

Pantone 13-1404, Pale Dogwood, 2017 Colors

Pale Dogwood

Spring 2017, Pink Yarrow, pantone 17-2034

Pink Yarrow

The paler pink of the season, affectionately named Pale Dogwood by Pantone, is more neutral, leaning toward beige, and easy to mix and match with other colors. It less “pink” than the 2016 Rose Quartz variation. This is a flattering color for many skin tones, as it has both red and yellow undertones and an earthy quality. The second pink is a bright and bold fuschia, named Pink Yarrow, with a festive tropical feel. This is a color that may or may not work with your skin tone, but you can pull anything off if it is not next to your face, or if you use it in small amounts. This bolder color is harder to mix into ones’ wardrobe, and so it caught my attention.

The EcoPetites line has two items tending towards the brighter pink, which I am calling Raspberry. Click here for the grace skirt skirt, available in sizes XSP to XLP and here for the belt. It is an earthier, toned down version of the clearer and brighter fuchsia. So I started doing research on creating an outfit within a certain color scheme, ready for 2017. The color scheme that I was drawn to uses Raspberry and Taupe (or Hazelnut, as we might call it this year) with Navy as a neutral. 

For the latter part of winter, you can pair the Raspberry Grace skirt with a Taupe sweater, like this one by Eileen Fisher in a gorgeous knit made from Tencel, which is top notch in terms of sustainability. It also comes in petite sizes. A Navy scarf (Ash & Rose), navy tights and booties complete the outfit. Check out those awesome, and sustainable earrings. Aren’t they perfect? And they come in other great colors. Read about those here. Once the weather warms up, the two blouses are my favorite picks, both from Anthropologie. The dolman top comes in petite, the embroidered blouse does not. 

For an easier way to shop these picks, check out my board on Pinterest. And remember to follow me, while you are there! I’m just getting going on creating content there.

Or check out Wanelo: an app for mobile shopping. Wanelo stands for “want it, need it, love it.” Isn’t that fun? Connect to my collection on Wanelo for a curated selection.

And last, but not least, for those of you who read this all the way to the bottom, use this code at check-out to receive $30 off when you buy a Grace Skirt in any color: trygrace. Valid through January 31, 2017. 

Go try this color scheme and see what you already have in your closet! You might already have some items you can put together right now. Hope this helps!

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