Girl Talk + Floral Trousers and Duster Coat

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. That exposing myself and parts of my life that I’ve worked hard to outgrow didn’t scare me, but I pressed forward anyway.

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You ladies know that I love a good kiki with the girls. So I figured I would bring my girl talks to the blog! Welcome. And please understand that I am chatting with you woman to woman. Keep these conversation between you and I, don’t share all my business with anyone else! Just you and I. (kapeesh.)

I always see a commercial were Oprah is talking to a lady and she ask her, “How do you show up in your life?” They didn’t show the ladies answer (of course), but it makes me wonder how does a person answer a question like that?

Over the weekend I wrote an email to my girl tribe telling them a little bit about my personal story. I always encourage them to be open and honest with the women they meet in order to further along their relationships. And yesterday was a moment for me to practice what I’ve been preaching.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. That exposing myself and parts of my life that I’ve worked hard to outgrow didn’t scare me, but I pressed forward anyway. So I see the Oprah commercial again today. (I don’t have cable, I watch Roku so a lot of the commercial repeat themselves often. Lol.) I answered the question, “How do you show up in my life everyday?”

I show up positive, optimistic and faithful against all odds. I show up curious and eager to embrace others. I show up sharing my truth in order to help light and illuminate others.

I want to hear from you… How do you show up in your life everyday? I also what to know what are somethings you’d love to chat about during ‘Girl Talk’? Let me know!

 

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This entire look came from Missguided, here’s how you can achieve a similar look:

Duster

Pants

Top: here, here, and here

Shoes

Hair: @laceegbeauty

Make Up: @shelsealuxe

Photography: @photosbythefro

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

 

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Denim Style Guide

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I’ve been overly obsessed with denim lately. Although it has been a sad occasion for my wallet, I think you will find a lot of joy knowing that I have researched and updated the best 9 types of jeans for women this season! Thankfully jeans are a staple and isn’t something you should replace every season. I mean… unless you outgrow them. But right now we are in our fantasy closet where our tummy stay on flat-flat and well I’m sure you know the rest! ☺️☺️

I’m giving you the updated status on what to keep and what to rid yourself of as you prepare to embrace this winter weather! Here are the top 9 jeans for the upcoming seasons:

1. High Rise Clean And Dark

This is going to be great jean to pair with so many of the color trends for winter. Perfect for a denim, sweater and thigh boot combo. This will give you a clean trendy look without looking like you gave your outfit too much thought.

I just snagged a pair from Fashion Nova!

2. Colored Denim

This isn’t a type of denim that I normally go for, but if you can find a nice pair at a good price then it would be a great addition to your closet. For this winter season I suggest opting for a cranberry, olive, or grey denim

Colored Skinny Jeans

Tip: Search your local TJ Max or Marshall’s before you splurge on colored denim.

3. Ripped Skinny

Ripped denim is always fun! I prefer denim that is ripped at the knee and below. I’m not a fan of my hefty thigh meat sticking out of my jeans. 😩😒 Distressing at the top half of my jean and fine, anything else has to be something I’m literally dying to have.

High Waisted Jeans

Tip: If you have enough ripped denim try a moto cut jean like these, that will give your jeans some edge without the holes.

4. Boyfriend Jeans

These are a go to for me. Boyfriend jeans can be dubbed as a comfortable and sexy jean depending on your choice of top and shoes.

Example: Casual- Boyfriend jeans, stripped tee shirt and booties  Sexy- Boyfriend jeans, over sized sweater, and pumps

5. Wax Coated Jeans

I like Wax Coated Jeans much more that faux leather jeans. Much better fit and I don’t have to go up 12 sizes just to get my leg in the pants! Lol!

6. Distressed Hem Jeans

Skinny jeans with a little edge! You can go all out with full on fray or you can do a more settled look shown below.

7. Mom Jeans

A good upgrade to boyfriend jeans. A cute comfy feel with a more feminine cut.

8. Embroidered Jeans

My fun jeans, super cute for weekend wear.

9. Flare Legged Jeans

Flare Legged Jeans are great because they are flattering to most women, no matter your shape and size. Beware of the length that you decide to get. Flare legged jeans will not give you versatile shoe options like skinny and boyfriend jeans.

Tip: Take your jeans to a local tailor along with your favorite shoes for the perfect length alteration.

10. Busted Knee Skinny

🚨 Disclaimer: When I providing you with this guide I’m not doing it to say hey you! 👋🏾 if you wanna be cool like me go out and buy such and such. I’m provide you with the best information so that you can go out and make conscious and educated decisions with your suga daddies hard earned money! 💰 LOL (I’m kidding about the suga daddy part!)

So tell me what jeans do you see you yourself adding to you wardrobe this season?

Xoxo,

Amanda Bell

How Saying YES Provides Growth

My comfort zone is a straight forward simply put No. But I do it in a very nice and nonchalant way. You know, with a comforting smile on my face. One that lets you know that I would really really love to do that thing, go to that place, attend that event, but I just can’t. I’ve gotten good at the type of “No” that still allows us to be friends.

Why is that?

I like my “me time”! Hey what can I say?! I never really understood why people have such a hard time with saying No. My simplicity of “No” probably stems from the fact that I don’t hold a high regard to being accepted by people. I’ve learned that I value someone’s respect, but I don’t seek their approval. I’ve considered myself an outcast most of my life and by the time I hit 25 I learned to embrace the people that understood me, with all of my quirky and bougie ways. 🤓🤓🤓

I promised myself a couple of years ago that I wouldn’t do anything that I genuinely didn’t want to do.

What I’m Learning

I’ve recently found the value in saying YES. It’s often that people that are close enough to you will see your potential more that you do! I have friends and family members that ask me to do the craziest things. And it’s because they believe in me. They put their faith in my abilities and I am often amazed by what they think little ole’ me can accomplish!
In the past year I’ve planned trips, creatively directed photo shoots, hosted events, gained national sponsors, created websites, logos and print work all because the people that I surround myself inadvertently helped push my interest further!

That Part 👆🏾So what I just said is a two way street. The people that you surround yourself with need to know what your passionate about, what your working on, and what you are interested in. It should all be clear through your actions and conversation.

It was the YES to a phone call, to YES to a dinner or coffee invitation, the YES to a favor for a friend, and the YES to attend and event that helped strengthen those relationships.

Meaningful relationships bring forth thought provoking conversations and ideas.

So what am I saying

What I’m trying to say is don’t close yourself off so tight that you stunt your own growth. Allow genuine and organic relationships to help propel you forward. Meeting people is only half of the battle, you have to grow and foster any relationship that being substance into your life.

So as 2016 comes to a close think back to what relationships you helped to foster and grow in your life this year. Was it someone new that you met a few months ago? A friend from high school or college that you reconnected with?

Xoxo,

Amanda Bell

Suede Jacket x New York City

I love to travel to New York. It’s always so exciting, with so much to do and so much to see. I was in full tourist mode. Here are some gems I found while roaming New York City.

Get this look:

Suede Jacket, Ripped Mom Jeans, H&M Tank, Shoes, Purse and Fedora

New York City

I love to travel to New York. It’s always so exciting, with so much to do and so much to see. On my last trip in September I went for Fashion Week, but a little burnt out on the fashion scene I decided to checkout what else NYC had to offer. I was in full tourist mode. Here are some gems I found while roaming New York City.

Harlem had to be my favorite place. I went on a Sunday afternoon. I loved the vibes and the culture of Harlem. I shopped local street vendors and visited the Studio Museum in Harlem which is filled with amazing painting mainly from local artist.


I also visited Little Italy which was awesome. There was a lot of Italy restaurants and people and music filled the streets. If you’re dying to see Chinatown it’s pretty close, but it honestly doesn’t compare to Chinatown in San Francisco!

Favorite restaurants

Bea was cute little swanky spot not to far from Time Square Central that have great hand crafted drinks and appetizers.

I pretty much lived at The Cafeteria while in New York! It’s a diner that is open 24/7 that serves great Southern and American food. I had their salmon and mashed potatoes, meat loaf and chicken and waffles TWICE 😳. Lol

Parker & Quinn was a great brunch place about 3 block from Bryant Park. Is a vintage style American dining restaurant with amazing breakfast. The reviews mentioned hand crafted drink, but it was before noon so I opted out.. FOR ONCE!

Getting around

I’m obsessed with public transport! Being from Texas and living in California, neither of which have a strong public transportation system. I think the subway is why fell in love with New York on my first trip. It allowed me to be independent and do more on my own that I had ever done on trip solo.

The first night that I visited New York back in 2015 my cousin rode the subway with me and I remember him tell me, “if the street number is higher go uptown and if the street number is smaller go downtown”. At the time that meant nothing to me, but I typed it in my phone notes, because I figured it would be important later! By the time that trip was over I thought I was a pro and more than anything I was thankful that I didn’t get lost or robbed. 😂🙌🏾

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I’m planning my next trip to New York and I need some new places to put on my list! Let me know your favorite hidden gems in New York.

Xoxo,

Amanda Bell

Fresh Way to Wear Denim Skirts

Dress up or down. Denim on denim or with a fresh press white button down we love good denim. And this skirt I snagged from Zara was no different. I have been loving the denim skirt trend every since I saw Kylie Jenner in her denim on denim look about a year ago. If you don’t live under a rock I’m pretty sure you have seen the photo I’m referring to.

Denim Trends

Dress up or down, denim on denim or with a fresh pressed white button down. Either way I love good denim. And this skirt I snagged from Zara was no different. I’ve been loving the denim skirt trend every since I saw Kylie Jenner in her denim on denim look about a year ago. If you don’t live under a rock I’m pretty sure you have seen the photo I’m referring to.kylie denim

I paired my skirt with a black cropped sweater and Adidas. I’d probably do a back mules or nude heels if I was going to a remote location or limited walking, but the sneakers gave it a cool look while roaming the streets of New York during New York Fashion Week.

My favorite part about this skirt is that it’s truly a high rise fit and will hide any imperfections in the tummy  area.

While I do think different parts  of this whole denim on denim trend will either fall by the waist side or lose it’s WOW effect sooner than later. When done right it’s still a cute look!

Have you gave in and bought a denim skirt yet? Or have you been eyeing it on other women, but haven’t committed to making the purchase yet? Is Kylie’s look your favorite way to wear denim or would you pair it with another top for a different look?

The Outfit:

Black Cropped Sweater (similar option here)

Zara Denim Skirt (currently sold out, but hopefully it will be restocked! Check here for a dupe, and herehere, and here for other good options.)

White Vest (similar option here)

Adidas

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

Sale Alert: MissGuided

I’m going to keep you laced in the baddest looks at the best prices! I’ll update you with what I am currently shopping , give you some of my pro shopping tips, fill you in on what sales I’m stalking and my favorites stores to shop from.

Are you looking to get your wardrobe together, but you don’t even know where to start? Where to shop? You are going to love my new series called Currently Shopping.

I’m going to keep you laced in the baddest looks at the best prices! I’ll update you with what I am currently shopping , give you some of my pro shopping tips, fill you in on what sales I’m stalking and my favorites stores to shop from.

I’m currently obsessing over a 40% off sale that is Missguided is having on ALL Dresses and Shoes! (Silently S C R E A M S!)

Missguided 40% off dresses and footwear

In my shopping bag:

Greys:

Pro Tip #1 : When shopping a large selection do yourself a favor and shop by color and size.

Golds:

Pro Tip #2 : Before you shop the site set a mental note of how much you are willing to spend. Put all of your favorites in your cart and dwindle your choices down until you get to the amount you previously set in your head!

Blacks:

Pro Tip #3: Find what voids you have in your current wardrobe. Or think of what items you have been dying to have but didn’t want to splurge on. This way you won’t clutter your closet with repeats!

Shop the entire sale HERE! Let me know what you find!

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

Find me on Instagram @iamamandabell

 

6 Looks to Copy and Paste right into your Fall Wardrobe

Who isn’t ready for pumpkin spice drinks from Starbucks and wine colored lip stick? I’m looking forward to so many fall festivities and holiday parties. I searched through all of Instagram to find some of the hottest looks to help you ease aright on into fall. Check out these looks that are perfect to copy and paste right into your fall wardrobe

Who isn’t ready for pumpkin spice drinks from Starbucks and wine colored lipstick? I’m looking forward to so many fall festivities and holiday parties and I plan on SLAYing at each and every one of them. I searched through all of Instagram to find some of the hottest looks to help you ease aright on into fall.

Check out these looks from some of my favorite Insta-famous gal pals that are perfect to COPY AND PASTE right into your Fall wardrobe:

  1. Chunky Sweaters
  1. Maroon Monotone Vibes

  1. White After Labor Day

4. Satin Sets

  1. Army Fatigue Swag

  1. Duster Coats

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I’m obsessed with each of these styles and I’m looking forward to wearing some of them this fall.  What new looks are you going to try out this fall? What are some fall staples you are looking to bring back into the mix?! Let me know in the comments below.

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

Five Tips To Becoming More Photogenic + GIVEAWAY

You know your photogenic friend that constantly looks amazing in photos? She’s about to get some competition. Between upcoming holiday parties and family gatherings, it’s the season of picture taking, and we’ve got you covered. I’ve put together five tips to make sure you look your best in every photo.

From knowing your angle to strategically placing placing your feet, these tips will without a doubt change the way you pose for photos. I promise after you nail these photogenic tricks you’ll never take an unflattering photo again. Tip number two is without a doubt a game changer.

Stay tuned til the end for a chance to win a 45 minute professional photo shoot for up to 2 people with Dallas Photographer Afritina Anderson. A prize that is worth OVER $120. Prefect for holiday photos, mommy and me, engagement session, building your brand and much more!

P.S. If you entered my last give away you only have ONE step to complete to enter the contest!

Scroll down to get ready for your close-up.

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Pose with a purpose.

When you pose be mindful of your stance and your posture. Slouching, unsettled feet, and twirling thumbs are all signs of an confident subject.

Be confident in your pose and follow through from head to toe.

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Play with your facial expressions.

Have you ever taken a photo and loved everything about it, but hated your facial expression in the shot?

Go beyond your arms and stance in your pose and engage your facial expression in your photos. Show some emotion and excitement in some of your pictures!

It’s amazing to see what a different face can do for a shot. You than always have a few options from a pose you totally nailed!

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Keep a close eye on your stance in your photos. I loved the shot on the right all the way until I got to my footing and realized I looked like a baby chicken. When taking pictures we can easily forget the placement of our feet.

Instead of standing with you feet together try separating them. This movement can we achieved by a walking motion like the top photo or a strong stance like the second photo.

See both stances on the left side are more powerful, purposeful, and given in a full shot with elongate your legs.

You can practice this in a full length mirror at home. See what looks good and to process what the stance feels like.

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Tilt your face slightly so you don’t face the camera squarely.

Turning your head slightly is more flattering than facing the camera straight on, because it will give your features more depth. Hello, cheekbones!

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Find some Shade.

How do you know if you’re shooting in the best lighting? Try to find the best lighting for your photo which most likely will not be in direct sunlight.
Avoid using a flash that will create a flat looking image and might blow out some of the brighter parts of your image. Find some good natural lighting and play around to find what works best for you.

 

Photography in this post by Afritina Anderson

What I’m Wearing:

Image 2 of BLOUSE WITH FRONT BOW from Zara  Image 2 of LEATHER SLINGBACK HIGH HEEL SHOES from Zara Image 4 of CONVERTIBLE TOTE from Zara

Zara Top

Express Jeans already sold out online, but you’ll love these

Zara Shoes sold out but here’s another favorite

Zara Purse

Sleeveless Duster Coat I bought from Nordstrom’s Rack but here’s a really cute one

What Hollie is Wearing:

Top: Zara (old) love this and this though!

 Jeans: Express  Vest: Express (30% off!)

Booties: Nordstrom

Clutch: Banana Republic (old) love this one here and here

Necklace: Rocksbox (get your first month free with code: fashionsoffancyxoxo)

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Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

New York, New York


I had so much fun in New York City! NYFW was amazing! Man, I has business cards for my blog, I got invited to a few shows and I had a press pass for Victor Luna at Harlem Fashion Week! Y’all! Life was LIT!

Blogging for 2 years and progressing to this point has made me excited to hustle harder for something that I am passionate about, FASHION.

Last year was my first time at NYFW and my entire trip was about NYFW this time I wanted to set aside a some time to see New York and be adventurous. (you’ll see that part of my trip later in a travel post.)

DUSTER COATS:

It’s that weather in-between seasons at the moment that can be difficult to dress for.  You’re either sweating in your fur or shivering without.  Cue the duster coat! Lightweight and oversized, they’re perfect for layering over pretty much anything and add effortlessly cool vibes to any outfit..  I like mine with slip dresses and ripped jeans or dressed up with chunky boots and a mini skirt.  Here’s some of my fave style inspo…

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THE OUTFIT:

   Image 1 of CONTRAST HIGH-HEEL SHOES from Zara

Tie Neck Duster Coat

Wrap Crop Blouse

Faux Suede Mini Skirt

Heels

TYPICAL DAY AT NYFW:

The typical day of New York Fashion Week consist of of non stop fashion shows, collection show casings, normally followed by a fashion party or dinner.

But when you are like me and you are new to the NYFW/ fashion blogger world your day consist of seeing which showings are open to the public (and actually worth your time), seeing which shows you can talk your way into, getting awesome street style shots and if you have made some good connections throughout the year attending shows that you are actually invited to.

All in all the days are long and pretty crazy! But to be around so many be people that are living out their passion is amazing! <3 The energy in NYC is unmatched and it fuels any fire that you have with in you.

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

Fall Color Trend Report 2016

FALL 2016: A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity

The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.

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Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.

Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.

– Leatrice Wiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™

Top Ten Colors for Fall 2016:
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The report is available at pantone.com/fashion-color-report-fall-2016

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2016

Mood Boards by Pantone Color Institute & Fashion Snoops

NEW! RIVERSIDE | PANTONE 17-4028

Earmarking the importance of Blue in the palette, the new blue shade of PANTONE 17­-4028 Riverside undeniably takes precedence in the fall collections.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Riverside-17-4028Door: Santorini by Mddphoto Denim: Gucci Chair: Domedeco By Eurofashion Ambiente Clouds: Night Clouds by John North Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Vases: Eightmood Ambiente, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-Cool and calming, strong and stable
-Displays a subtle vibrancy and sophistication
-Borders on exciting, yet
-Maintains a sense of constancy
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

NEW! AIRY BLUE | PANTONE 14-4122

Pantone 14-4122 Airy Blue’s lofty nature evokes feelings of lightness and freedom.

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-Designers seeking weightlessness in a world heavy with conflict
-Blue tones appear in nearly half of the designs
-Airy Blue nods to Serenity
-Pair Airy Blue with Lush Meadow, Taupe or Dusty Cedar for fresh approach
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

NEW! SHARKSKIN | PANTONE 17-3914

There’s an edge to PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin, and yet it manages to remain neutral.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Sharkskin-17-3914Chunky Knit: Lou Dalton Hand: Extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner – Reveal Bowls: Interni Edition Rocks: Extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner – Reveal Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Shoe: Fashion Snoops Street Style, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted
-A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on
-Showcases practicality through a dependable but contemporary lens
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

AURORA RED | PANTONE 18-1550

In contrast to the stable backbone of the Fall 2016 palette, PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red adds a welcome punch.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Aurora-Red-18-1550Silk: Barbara Casasola Bag: Opening Ceremony Lips: Fashion Snoops Beauty Rose: Rose in Waterdrops by Gn Om Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Chair: Mambo Unlimited, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-A bold Red that is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye
-Gets the metaphorical blood of the palette pumping
-Exciting and dynamic, breeds unmistakable confidence
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

WARM TAUPE | PANTONE 16-1318

PANTONE 16-1318 Warm Taupe is a hearty, pleasing and approachable neutral that pairs well with each of the top 10 shades of the Fall 2016 season.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Warm-Taupe-16-1318Jacket Front: Alexander McQueen Plate: Rina Menardi Quilted Fabric: Weft Wood: Extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner – Reveal Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Hat: Zimmerman,  Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-Suggests reassurance and stability
-Trusted, organic and grounded
-Departs slightly from the foundations of the Fall 2016 palette
-Timeless
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

DUSTY CEDAR | PANTONE 18-1630

Like Airy Blue, PANTONE 18-1630 Dusty Cedar gives a nod to the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Dusty-Cedar-18-1630Velvet: Acne Studios Pyramid Surface: Covet Studio Bag + Glove: Aigner Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Chunky Knit: Canali Sofa Andreu World, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-A fall and winter version of the Pinks we’re used to seeing in spring
-Dustier rose-toned Pink shade with some complexity
-Exudes warmth and welcome
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

NEW! LUSH MEADOW | PANTONE 18-5845

PANTONE 18-5845 Lush Meadow brings to mind fresh botanicals and foliage.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Lush-Meadow-18-5845Glove: Elie Saab Leaves: Extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner – Reveal Jacket & Purse: Extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner – Reveal Glassware: Household Hardware Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Chunky Knit : Les Hommes, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-Rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated
-This shade displays a brightness, panache and depth of color that elevates it from more natural greens
-Elevates the overall elegance woven through this season’s collections
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

NEW! SPICY MUSTARD | PANTONE 14-0952

Bounces elegantly off other colors in the palette, PANTONE 14-0952 Spicy Mustard is an exotic addition.

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-Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy
-A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons
-Unexpected and unusual
-Comes through in both the abstract and geometric accents that designers employed
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

POTTER’S CLAY | PANTONE 18-1340

PANTONE 18-1340 Potter’s Clay has an added degree of sophistication and layering.

Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Potters-Clay-18-1340Suede: Daks Lamps: Simon Hasan Wood: Bark of Cedar Tree by kyoshino Bag: Aspinal London Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Leaves: Maple Leaves by Bes Junior, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-Elements of russet Orange in its undertones, gives a grounded feeling that’s anything but flat
-Neutral earth tone; expected for fall and winter palette
-A shade with real substance; a strong foundation
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

NEW! BODACIOUS | PANTONE 17-3240

PANTONE 17-3240 Bodacious speaks to the gender fluidity we continue to see.
Moodboard-Pantone-Fashion-Color-Report-Fall-2016-Bodacious-17-3240Jacquard Fabric: Europ Marchini Rock/Crystal: Extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner – Reveal Leather: Leathertex Chair: Covet Studio Woman: Fashion Snoops Street Style Powder: SS17 – Changeling – Harmonies, Moodboard Courtesy of Pantone – pantone.com

-Lends itself to vibrant color combinations
-Unexpected in fall
-Versatile; can be used with Pinks and Reds
-Bright, rich Purple, with hints of a more sophisticated Pink
-Turns fashion accents into fashion statements
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

Pantone

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for almost 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers.

The colors featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report are culled from the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system in the world. Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy. This information is used to create the PANTONE Fashion Color Report, which serves as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.

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Sophisticated Poser