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December 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year Before 2020

The Pantone color of the year for 2020 has been announced as “classic blue”. Tame in comparison to years past, including vibrant colors like living coral and ultraviolet, classic blue is a breath of fresh air that seeks to rejuvenate us for the new year. Pantone explains why classic blue was chosen as the color of 2020: “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” All in all, classic blue seeks to emit what we are all hoping a new year brings us, personally and as a community. Whether you are new to wearing blue or it has always been in your rotation, continue for below for inspiration on refreshing your style with the classic color.

Velvet & Shine

Reinvigorate your typical holiday party attire style with a twist on classic blue in a lush fabric like velvet or sequins.
Woman wearing velvet blazer in Pantone blue.

Brighten Up Your Knitwear

Cold-weather dressing oftentimes sees us sticking to neutrals and warm color tones. Try adding some cool, bright tones to your winter wardrobe with a bold blue sweater.
Woman wearing oversized sweater in Pantone blue.

Retire Your LBD Party Dress

Black will always be classic, but blue will make you stand out in the crowd.
Woman wearing shiny Pantone blue dress.

Refresh Your Outerwear

If you’re investing in your outerwear this season, try adding a vibrant blue to the mix to add color atop your everyday look.
Woman wearing navy blue outerwear with denim.

Bold Accents

Not quite sure blue is your color? Even small accents, like blue shoes, will punch up your look.
Woman wearing multicolored sweater.


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