Thursday, January 8, 2015

Inspired By: Pantone's Color of the Year {Marsala}

So long Radiant Orchid, hello Marsala. Marsala is an intriguing color. At first I was like...meh. It's an earthy brown-wine color, but it started to grow on me. While I wouldn't call it a pretty color, it could definitely be a new neutral, like navy or gray, but with more of a pop to it. Pantone calls Marsala "a naturally robust and earthy wine red" that "enriches our minds, bodies and souls." I like that it's similar to burgundy, but more rustic. 

Marsala -- Dresses

Since Marsala is a deep color it works well for dresses this time of year. It's moody but still fun. The first outfit would be perfect for a date or a casual office; pair a lace dress with a navy scarf, a navy ring, and dark brown buckle booties. Or for a party don a more fitted dress, Marsala lipstick, sparkly cuff, black tights, and black heels.

Marsala -- Tops
Make Marsala a new neutral by pairing it with bright, summery colors, like yellow and pink. Go casual in an open cardigan, bright yellow blouse, sky blue earrings, jeans, and yellow flats. Or wear something super girly and cute: a Marsala top, light pink necklace, floral skirt, rose ring, and pink heels.

Marsala -- Outerwear
Stand out from the crowd by wearing a Marsala-colored coat while everyone else is wearing black, gray, and navy. For a day running errands or hanging out with friends put on a gray sweater, distressed jeans, arrow ring, and striped sneakers. Or wear a loose coat, faux-leather dress, gold cuffs, and black and leopard print wedges to the office.

Marsala -- Accessories
Do you like Marsala, but want to test the waters first? Wearing shoes or a handbag in the color is the perfect way to spice up your next outfit. Mix up two interesting colors: sky blue and Marsala. Wear a striped cardigan, blue lace dress, tights, and booties. Or wear something more urban: a big gray sweater, a light blue t-shirt, black jeans, a backpack, and sneakers. 

Do you like Marsala?
Have you bought anything in the color?

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  1. Marsala is probably the technical color for what I choose to refer to as burgundy in my closet because it looks a little more brown than a true burgundy. Either way, they're all fantastic colors in my book. The color is all over my winter wardrobe.

  2. At first I was's just a brown burgundy! Then, like you, I realized that it's actually pretty and I can actually wear this color!

  3. I was the same way, I was pretty meh at first, but its growing on me now. Its a perfect color for the winter

  4. i must say i literally love every single outfit you picked out in this vision. love it so much! can i have one of everything? now if only i could gets beautiful pea coat in this color! i would literally be obssesed but sadly they are few and far between that are both made well and actually fit hahaha anyway, i'm actually obsessed with everything you picked here hehe :)

  5. I love the idea of wearing this color as a lipstick, or as a coat. I love your outfit choices!


  6. I love how colors have fancy names. Like, I would just call this burgundy lol but it's fun :) and i love these outfits! the second image with the bright colors added is my favorite!


  7. I think jewel tones are perfect for winter. They let us add a little color back in, without being too bright or garish. As always, I love what you've put together!

  8. Wow, I love the floral skirt and the pink heels, look so fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Marsala produkts are really amazing!!!


  9. I know right! It really is just a browner burgundy, but Pantone makes everything sounds more fancy! Thanks!

  10. Thank you soooooo much, Avra!!! You're the best!!
    I think we need to find you the perfect coat in this color!

  11. Hahaha yes! A brown burgundy is exactly what it is!

  12. Yeah, I agree! It's definitely in the burgundy spectrum! Thanks!

  13. Great Marsala picks, Sara! I love the clutch in the first collage and the coats and iPhone case in the third collage!

    The Closet by Christie

  14. If I were to add Marsala to my wardrobe, I'd want it to be in sweater form, preferably a super warm, cowl neck, cozy wool sweater. So pretty!


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