Fashion Friday — greens in chartreuse, more span seasons

   July 13, 2012 7:47 am    1

 

Fashion magazines are pulling a nice mix of neutrals and vivid colors for fall, and one of my favorites is this blue blue-green dress — a lacey little number that can span seasons. The August issue of InStyle magazine offers some great ideas.

The Pantone Color Institute has a terrific article on how to transition colors from spring to fall. Here’s some of the article:

“As the season transitions from the heat of summer, Bright Chartreuse, a vital yellow-green, pays homage to a typical spring shade and creates a bridge into the cooling days of fall. Reminiscent of bright green foliage, it provides a perfect accent to every color in the palette.

Like the name implies, Pink Flambé is a delicious, vibrant pink with a bit of heat to it. Pair it with vivacious and enticing Tangerine Tango for an ongoing retro feeling. Or, to bring a calming element to the mix, combine these vibrant warm tones with Ultramarine Green, a deep, cooling blue-green. Ethereal Rhapsody is a grayed-down purple that also encourages comfort and serenity with its quiet, muted tone.

Honey Gold, a mellow, burnished yellow, suggests the soft-muted tones of sunlight to brighten a fall day. Pair it with sensible and strong Olympian Blue, a patriotic blue that will surely make its way into fall and winter athletic apparel.

Rich and robust, French Roast is a tasty, sophisticated hue that is a great alternative to the black and charcoal basics typically worn in the fall.”

I’m not wishing away summer, but I like the color combos and knowing that I can take a good portion of my closet into another season.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

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