STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Wear Revolutionary Colors of 2016

Pantone has declared Rose Quartz and Serenity to be the colors of the year, which is the first time there have been two colors chosen. As a result, they have popped up on spring runway shows and outfits of the everyday college student. Rose Quartz (light pink) and Serenity (light blue) are revolutionary because they are meant to signify the cultural shift in high fashion of embracing the androgynous look.

One example of this is Jaden Smith rocking a black skirt and a mesh, fringe tank top in Louis Vuitton’s spring 2016 campaign for its new women’s line. Pantone choose these colors to signify this new revolution in fashion towards gender bending and rebelling against the long established rules of fashion for men and women. These two colors, when worn together, illustrate being a risk taker, blurring the lines of femininity and masculinity, and embracing a softness and edge in an outfit.

Rose Quartz is not only a great color and a must-have fashion trend but is also very festive because it alludes to love is perfect for the month of February. This Fashionista’s Rose Quartz coat is fun, a little funky, warm and above all, very fashionable. The bright colors are also a great outfit choice because they represent spring and joyfulness instead of the commonplace all-black outfits of winter.

This Fashionista also illustrates how to blend the two colors by her decision to pair her coat with light blue, distressed Levi Brand Jeans and Vans shoes. The addition of a gray sweater is also a good fashion choice because it works well with the pink coat and looks great with distressed jeans. It’s a casual day look taken to a whole new level. This coat is definitely one to invest in because it adequately provides warmth for winter and can be paired with jeans for the casual, wintery days or a dress when it becomes warmer, perfect for brunch or a girls night out.

As modeled, the long, faux fur Rose Quartz coat sends the message of a true Fashionista: one that is savvy in fashion trends while at the same time not afraid to break the rules and stand out from the crowd. This Fashionista pulls off this color trend effortlessly, and even goes above and beyond by matching her trendy coat with pink nail polish. She looks chic with her jewelry and color combination; with her stylish sunglasses to top off her outfit, she really demonstrates why this trendy outfit is a must-have from head to toe.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?I‘m in love with Pantone’s choice of Rose Quartz/Serenity for color of the year. On most days you would find me wearing all-black but these colors inspired me to branch out and incorporate softer tones into my style.”