Fashion changes fast over time and it seems almost impossible to know what will be the biggest trends for the next season. However, when we feel lost and in doubt whether we should invest in a pricey piece of clothing, we can take Pantone colour predictions into consideration, since they turned out to be pretty accurate.
Pantone predictions for the fall of 2016
Be prepared to be blown away when you hear how accurately the Pantone Colour Institute predicted the most popular colours for this fall. Following their announcement, everything including fashion trends, interior design etc. seemed to fulfil their hunches.
So, if you want to follow the latest trends, blue colours are currently at the top of the list and that’s exactly what the Pantone Institute had previously announced. No matter whether you choose Pantone’s deep blue called Riverside or the lighter Airy Blue, you won’t make a mistake. Other equally fashionable choices are Sharkskin gray and Spicy Mustard yellow, as well as warmer Aurora Red and pinkish-purple Bodacious.
Big designers and new trends
The Pantone colours are an inspiration for the biggest brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Oscar de la Renta. They and other famous designers, like Prada and Gucci, Valentino, used the Pantone’s palette in their designs.
It is also interesting that even the Transgender pride flag appearance was influenced by the Pantone’s predictions. On top of that, many celebrities, including Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn and Taylor Swift confirm these trends and wear the Pantone hues for the fall.
Adjust these trends to your needs
Although every woman’s dream is to wear branded clothes, this is not the only way in which you can show how stylish and fabulous you are. This fall, accessories have taken the centre stage, so, bags, shoes and jewelry are what you should invest in.
When it comes to shoes, pointy toes are on the chick side this season, together with the shoes with multiple buckled straps. The essential fabrics for the fall are suede, leather and luxurious velvet. Not only are velvet shoes trendy, but velvet handbags have never looked better.
The best thing is that you can find them in affordable boutiques, and now that you know the right colours and materials for this season, you won’t need to spend too much money to look as if you have just walked down a runway.
Even though following trends is important to the majority of women, you should remember that taking a different course from the mainstream one, and being bold with trying out new fashion combinations, makes your fashion style more unique, which will certainly catch people’s attention.
You may notice that even many successful brands don’t follow the trends blindly, but they have their one-of-a-kind approach to fashion. For example, black and white well-tailored swimwear and dresses are always the perfect choice, even though these colours weren’t mentioned in Pantone’s predictions, either for this or the next year. We all know that some colour combinations are simply evergreen.
Get ready for the next year as well
Have you started thinking about the spring season yet? If you haven’t, now’s the right time, since it will come faster than you think. You can either make your own spring style, or you can rely once again on Panton’s colour predictions for the following spring season of 2017.
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Some of the top 10 colours forecasted in the wake of New Year Fashion Week are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue in the top three spots, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Finally, Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut will also be a must-have. Thus, it seems that there will be a colour for everyone, no matter whether you prefer vivid ones, or the darker earth nuances. They have already been spotted on runways, so, it’s time for shopping!
Fashion is art, and you should see yourself as an artist who can freely combine colours, and create a fancy look, which will certainly be noticed. You can either follow or set the trends, either way, you will have a blast.
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is style editor at High Style Life.