style notes // serenity + quartz

pantone serenity and quartz

1. Women double button coat breasted pocket belt outwear
2. Platinum PU leather flower round women gold wrist watch
3. Women bow irregular hem long sleeved patchwork t-shirt
4. Pocket casual sexy split loose long cardigan
5. Women slim bodycon hollow lace floral crochet knee length high waist pencil skirt

Pantone announced the colours for 2016 some time now; serenity and quartz. And while I whole heartedly embraced the shade quartz (lets face it, who doesn’t adore this precious shade of blush) I have to be honest but I wasn’t too enamoured with its counterpart serenity. While it is a nice enough hue, personally I’m not sure about utilising it in terms of anything sartorial. Incorporating this into homewares, yes. Adult colouring books also yes. But on clothing? I find this can be a polarising shade on some complexions. Myself included. Which perhaps is the root of my personal disdain and skeptical thoughts.

That said I can still be impartial to matter.

I was invited to curate a fashion lust-list featuring Pantone’s serenity and quartz selection. And I was rather surprised with how many pieces I began to covet over on Banggood. In particular those in the serenity shade. Something which may just have convinced me to become a lot more accepting of this colour. Like that lace skirt above. Something I’d happily wear paired with a moto jacket. Being such a stubborn creature of habit, and by staying true to my love for black, white and grey, this muted version of serenity would make for an ideal stepping stone forward. And I did say that I intended to make this a year of overcoming sartorial stubbornness and what better way then to begin with something as frivolous as this.

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sonia // daring coco
sonia // daring coco

metaphoric love child of debbie harry and stevie nicks. weaver of words. infatuated with shoes.

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