Styled Two Ways: color of the year

Look 1

Look 2

Marsala - Get The Look

In case you haven't heard, Pantone has chosen Marsala as the color of 2015.  It is a warm, sultry wine color that is flattering on pretty much any skin tone, and can be played up in multiple ways, whether it be as clothing, accessories, or beauty.  While I must admit I was a bit skeptical about this color pick initially, I can now say I've grown more excited as I've realized the versatility of the rich shade, perfect to start wearing now and through the season.

I think shorts can sometimes be underestimated.  They're great, even in the winter, because they can be dressed up without feeling stuffy the way a dress or a skirt can feel.  Throw them on over tights, and you are warm, dressed up, and free to move without restriction.  I tried two looks here - one with a casual long sleeve top, tucked in to show off the cinched waistline of these fabulous shorts.  The lacy top in look two is a little more daring and sexy, something you can wear to a holiday party.

Of course, how else would I complete this look but with plum-wine stained lips. I'm so into the Melted lippies lately because they feel great on - staying power without drying out the lips.  Not to mention the gorgeous colors. 

How will you be working Marsala into your wardrobe this year?  Into it or not?


Photos by Greg Routt