By Kristen Nicole
In my recent “Spiced Up Wardrobe” article, I shared with you my thoughts on a specific color I thought was trending in the fashion world; that color was Bordeaux. Well, turns out, I almost hit the nail right on the head, as the 2015 Color of the Year, as selected by Pantone, is Marsala, which consists of a very similar tone to Bordeaux, also resembling “wine.” Hooray – one of my favorites! My previous article gave tips on the best way to wear the color for fall and winter: with a chunky sweater, a pair of skinny jeans, or a great bootie. Now, as winter will soon be coming to a close (hopefully!), and we have spring to look forward to, I want to share other fabulous ways to expand your style, using this trendy, gorgeous, color! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it won’t be hard to rock this palette!
Accessorize … Or Don’t Leave The House!
I think the key to any great #OOTD is how you choose to accessorize it. It has always been one of my beliefs that a girl can leave the house with just jeans and white t-shirt, but if she is rockin’ the right accessories, she will look like a million bucks!
One of my favorite ways to accessorize in the fall and spring is with a great scarf. At this point, I literally have a separate section in my closet for my collection – you can never have too many! When I find a color I love, I like to select one scarf in just that color, and another that mixes the color with neutrals; this will help you play up different outfits.
Another great way to accessorize is with costume jewelry! I love to purchase sets: great drop earrings, a chunky necklace, and a bracelet. This is the best way to add flair to any outfit, even when you are dressing casual!
For men, one of my favorite accessories is the bowtie, which has made a huge comeback. My fiancé is obsessed and his collection of bowties has become almost as extensive as my scarves. Find one in Marsala to dress up his trendy look for a night out on the town, and if you want to go the extra mile, add a funky sock that incorporates the same hue!
Tip: All of these items also make terrific V-day gifts for your significant other!