STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Marsala

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Marsala

Have you heard? Pantone deemed “marsala” as 2015’s color of the year, and members of the fashion industry are buzzing about the news. This dark, red wine shade has an earthy undertone and can almost act as a neutral. Its growing popularity is due to its conveyed sophistication and versatility; it compliments every skin tone. Pantone says marsala is “enriching our mind, body and soul and exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth.”

I was drawn to this Fashionista and fellow blogger because of her perfectly styled look focused around her marsala skater skirt. She paired the skirt over black tights and a pair of tall, black heeled boots with buckles along the sides. She layered a simple black knit sweater under a plaid wool coat that looks functional yet classic. She cuffed the sleeves to add emphasis to her jewelry and accessorized perfectly with her various dainty, gold midi rings and an oversized gold watch. Not to mention the wide brim black hat and side braid that look not only ultra stylish but are also perfect for rainy days, preventing the problematic bad hair day. How cute is her small Chanel clutch? Her effortless layering of basics, simple makeup and jewelry paired with a subtle pop of color makes for a sophisticated and refined look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Neutral colors. I buy a lot of black and white because it goes with everything and allows me to experiment with a pop of color.”