A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.
Happy New Year! 2013 has begun with some dark and dreary weather in many parts of the country, so it seems even more appropriate – and necessary! – to feature something fresh, vibrant and forward-looking in the first Commandress post of 2013.
Let’s begin with a gorgeous color that you will have many chances to admire – and wear – this year: Emerald.
If you love color, Pantone’s website is like a virtual playground. In addition to maintaining a standardized color system that is used in countless industries worldwide, Pantone develops extremely influential color trend forecasts. When Pantone declares the “Color of the Year” – or releases its semi-annual fashion color report for spring or fall – designers and store buyers really listen.
In addition to Emerald, here is the full range of colors included in the Pantone Fashion Color Report – Spring 2013:
I, for one, can’t wait to see these pretty colors in action! Which brings me to the focus of today’s post: How to add these lovely Spring 2013 colors to your wardrobe now.
First, odds are high that you can shop your closet for some items you already own in these colors. Take some time to hunt them down and decide whether each item is (1) outdated – and should be swapped, donated or sold; (2) needs alterations or repairs – and set aside time to drop it off; or (3) is ready to wear – right now!
Second, January is one of the best times of the year to find coats at great prices and on sale. Why not take an early Spring Break from the same old black, brown and grey outerwear that can look so drab and uninspired? You can cheer up your Fall/Winter wardrobe with any of the bright and affordable Emerald coats featured here – or any coat in a fun and unexpected color. As a bonus, these coats will also be perfect for cool days in early spring.
1/3/2013 Update: Great news! The Calvin Klein Lady Coat is on sale for $164.40 from Bloomingdale’s through 1/15/2013.
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You can look forward to a Commandress Color Week for Spring 2013 early this year.
In the meantime, you can also admire fashion and style images featuring these colors on the Commandress Pinterest Boards Colors – Spring/Summer 2013.