When the official Pantone colorS for 2016 were announced, I was a bit unsure.  Marsala the year prior was such a win & I wore it nonstop.  Was I really going to do the same with Rose Quartz & Serenity shades?  Turns out I like these colors more than I thought.  When I looked in my closet, I realized I owned quite a few pieces of clothing and accessories in each of these pastels. Read on for 3 easy ways to style these shades.

Monochrome - You all must know by now that I love a monochrome look. Wearing Serenity from head to toe sounds scary, but a pale blue sweater & my light jeans made it super easy to wear.  Want to style Rose Quartz from head to toe? Try a jumpsuit - I love this one!

 Mix & Match - The great thing about these shades is that they are both light pastel shades, so they create lovely feminine outfits when paired together.  I have seen a ton of dresses that include the two shades - this one is on my wishlist for spring.

 Accessorize - If you're still unsure about these Pantone colors, invest in an accessory in the shade of your favorite one.  Both shades are perfect for the upcoming spring season & are feminine enough to be paired with all of your spring/summer dresses. If you are loving Rose Quartz, I am a huge fan of the blush shade that Kate Spade bags come in and absolutely adore these wedges.  If you're more of a Serenity fan, try a Rebecca Minkoff bag or these great sandals for under $100!

Sweater: Urban Outfitters (same color) | Jeans: American Eagle (wearing LONG style) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (same color) | Boots: Rag & Bone | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Michael Kors

How do you style 2016's colors of the year?  Share below!

Michelle Paige