For my first blog post of 2015 I wrote about Pantone’s color of the year “Marsala”. When the color was announced social media was abuzz, with some bashing the color choice as ugly. Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, of course, but as I said back in January, I thought it was an excellent choice and a great color to add into a Fall wardrobe. I had visions of tweedy sport coats, knit ties and ox-blood leather oxfords for men and burgundy knee-high boots, merlot colored cashmere hats and to-the-elbow gloves in the rich, decadent hue for women.
I’m bringing this up now because the Fall season is in full swing and I have never seen a “color of the year” be taken so literally and embraced so much by the fashion world. It is everywhere and it looks amazing.
A walk through the streets of Manhattan and you’ll see that in every store window the color is prominently displayed. Vince, Theory, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, Intermix, Rag & Bone – from handbags to winter coats to wool pants, the color Masala is definitely making a statement.
What I love about this deep, rich red-wine-like hue is that it’s a great alternative to black – which we New Yorkers revert to a little too much, especially when the really cold winter months hit.
So take a peek in your closet and see if you have anything in the dark red, burgundy, or masala range. And if you do, wear it while it’s hot!
To read more about how men can incorporate this color into their wardrobe check this out: Menswear in Marsala and if you need help working Fall's hottest hue into your wardrobe feel free to call or send me an email.