So you might be aware that this year Pantone decided not to have a colour of the year instead they decided that a blending of two colours would add a softer take on a “colour of the year”. The chosen swatches are Rose Quartz (a rose hue) and Serenity (a cooler tranquil blue). They have claimed that these colours “psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security” and “reflect connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”. For me personally, I didn’t quite get it. In past years the Pantone colour has definitely had an impact or a stronger grab of my aesthetic. When I first reviewed these colours I was underwhelmed. Maybe because I couldn’t place them in my everyday life – I’m not a light, pastel colour girl… tending more towards the darker, stronger tones. Give me black, navy, grey and white anyday.
So physical challenge set! Find an outfit that I would wear using these colours. First up we have Rose Quartz… probably the one that I struggled with the hardest as rose-pink really isn’t on my radar for a colour to wear at all! Ive teamed each outfit with a muse for inspiration… Links below to each piece. What do you think? Would you wear this colour palette?
Zimmermann are always a favourite of mine for beautiful prints in swimwear. There’s a certain luxe in a pretty print against a ocean backdrop. After perusing the Zimmermann website for the latest styles – I stumbled across this beautiful one-piece swimsuit. It immediately conjured up images of luxurious pool side lounging – with a cocktail in hand (and preferably no kids around!). So this outfit is an ode to a grown up pool party where fashion meets sun-lounging.
As much as i’d love to always dress my girls in the best of the best – sometimes a little bargain shopping is all we can afford. I had a really quick wander through Target this morning and rather than sticking with the girls aisle, I had a peek into what fashions the boys had on offer. I found this really cute Chambray top, that would look great on my little girl. I’ve never been adverse to swapping up the genders when shopping – some really funky stuff can be found in the boys department which can take the edge of the pink overload you tend to find in the girls section. The top was $15 and when paired with a pair of white tights ($5), yellow sandals ($25) and my favourite top knot hairstyle… its a lovely fresh look for summer that won’t break the bank.