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Color Trends: Spring 2016
January 4, 2016

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Pantone Colors for Spring 2016:
(L-R) Rose Quartz, Serenity Blue, Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue, Green Flash, Iced Coffee, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Fiesta, Lilac Grey
 

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ELOQUII
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NORDSTROM
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DILLARD'S
$69.00 $110.90 $135.00 $73.00
Border Print Chino Skirt
Size  2 - 26W
Petite to 16P
Plaid Organza Dress
Size 14 - 24W
La Blanca
Print Swimsuit
Size 16 - 22W
Print Chiffon Tunic
with Border Print Cuff
Size 1X - 3X
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For the first time in its color forecasting history Pantone released two colors instead of one as the "Color of the Year" for 2016.  At first glance cool rose quartz and grey undertoned serenity blue is a very romantic pairing, but when mixed with many of the other colors coming into style the results can be strikingly refreshing and beautiful.  In addition, the influence of past "Colors of the Year" are still reverberating.

 

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MACY'S
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TALBOTS
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NIC + ZOE
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LORD & TAYLOR
$89.00 $44.50 $164.00 $320.00
Floral Scuba Dress
Size 14 - 22W
Mosaic Print Cotton Tee
Size XS - 3X
Avg & Petite
Nic + Zoe
Dip Dye Denim Pants
Size XS - 3X
Tahari
Jacquard Skirt Suit
Size 14 - 24W
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While solid colored pieces will give curvy fashionistas the largest dose of any of these hues, prints are still an important part of the mix.  Expect to see touches of rose quartz and serenity blue in unexpected pattern combinations throughout 2016.  The juxtaposition of brights with these calmer tones in floral, mosaic, and scarf prints often creates sun washed feeling prints reminiscent of Mediterranean glaze ware.

Florals continue to be important with the deep, moonlit winter palette transitioning to a softer feel.  Meanwhile dip dye ombres and tie dyes take on a more muted and sophisticated aesthetic with the smokier blues and greys of the palette.
 

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NEIMAN MARCUS
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SOFT SURROUNDINGS
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BLOOMINGDALE'S

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$465.00 $235.00 $94.95 $315.00
Marina Rinaldi
Cotton Print Sheath Dress
Size 14 - 22W
Johnny Was
Print Silk Tunic
Size S - 3X
Soft Waterfall Cardigan
Size S - 3X
LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Spring Anorak
Size 1X - 3X
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Resort styles are the fist introduction in January 2016.  Expect the deeper teals, greens, navy blues, and deeper reds of Winter 2015 to lighten with more pink, tinted blue and grey, and white grounds as warmer weather arrives.  Pops of bright yellow, vibrant green, and coral reds will liven up outerwear and floral prints creating a counterpoint to the quieter tones as the sun returns.

Special occasion styles for the spring wedding season will continue to be delicate and muted as they have for several seasons with pale, silvery blues, lilac greys, and cool pinks the most important shades.  Soft chiffon fabrics will soften the deeper more vibrant hues in the palette.  Both golds and silvers in metallic sheens will continue to be important accents in lace and make up trends.
 

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ZAPPOS
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KAREN KANE
$32.90 $69.99 $168.00 $118.00
Palm Print Swimsuit
Size S - 3X
Cotton Floral Dress
Size S - 4X
MYNT 1792
Ombre Print Maxi Dress
Size XL - 4X
Karen Kane
Print Peasant Top
Size S - 3X
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