September 21, 2022
As we have come to expect, Pantone “discovered” 10 “new” fashion colors from the London Spring/Summer 2022/23 Fashion Week.
Bizarrely enough, they seem to have arranged them almost like a (weird) rainbow! So to look at these colors as suggestions for wardrobe accents, I’m going to take the first 5 colors and pair them all with a tiny number of navy pieces…
I chose navy because it looks good with all 5 colors – which makes sense. Navy is opposite to orange on the color wheel, and these colors are all on that side of the wheel!
It sounds strange, but it seems to work…
First up – how often are you looking for something in a true, “not blue, not yellowish” red color, and everything you see is really on the warm side?
Not this time – I looked for a long time to find these things!
But if you like red with navy, this shade works really well!
To find this color, which they call Persimmon, I had my best luck searching for “coral.”
I think this is lovely with navy – unexpected but not at all difficult to wear. And this is one of those colors that is promoted as being flattering on many people…
Ah, Iced Mango! Or as it’s better known – gold…
I really like these 2 colors together – it feels a little bit like my high school colors, but that’s not a bad thing!
One thing you have to bear in mind when you look for these colors: you MUST be a bit flexible! Finding this particular shade of yellow isn’t easy…
If you look good in yellow, wear it often! It’s so cheery and nice, and so many of us just don’t look healthy in it…
Oh my. Titanite. I finally caved in and searched for “lime.” The people who name these colors amuse me…
But it’s a great look with navy – not something you see every day!
I will share the last 5 colors in a few days; I have a Japanese season (Shūbun – Autumnal Equinox) to think about!
p.s. Six years ago, our heroine was accompanying someone on their business trip – they don’t know each other really well, so it may be romantic, or it may not…
Beth T says
Of the five colours here, I would only wear the ‘coral’ Persimmon pink. Though I call it Salmon pink. It does look lovely with navy and light grey. I expect that you could wear it with black too. I’m looking forward to seeing the other five colours.
I like the look back too. My lounge is decorated in shades of blue-grey and red with touches of soft gold and cream.
My high school colors also blue and gold. Suspect they are popular. These are all very pretty – loved the first scarf with the cherry tomato. Yes, the naming conventions of colors are very interesting aren’t they? Looking forward to the next installment. Happy Wednesday!
Lime and navy – I love that combo! I like how that very plain navy base just takes off with the addition of the sweater and added accessories. So clever!
My mother-in-law have a navy and lime stripe skirt– she wears it with a yellow top and looks amazing! I tend towards the pinks and roses myself- one of my favorite portraits of myself is when wearing a coral top in front of a sunrise on the beach with the same hues.
I wear all of those colors with navy. As a “winter” I have to be careful about my reds; my eldest niece’s wedding (and my living room at the time) was coral and navy; my high school colors were orange and blue, and my undergrad colors maize and blue. I have library polos in most of those colors, and am wearing my lime polo with navy slacks today. Today’s post was made for me! Thank you, Janice. On a different note, I have been following your “1 dress, 100 days” project and I am in awe of your fortitude. I pledged to only wear library polos the month of September (I have at least 8, in a variety of colors) and midway through I am ready to pull my hair out.
That cashmere Sweet Pea cable knit sweater will having me swooning for a while. Just perfect for me. Except for the $515 price tag, I’d be quite tempted. The matching green flats have been on my VF radar for a long time but, in reality, I don’t wear flats. I guess they’ll both stay in my dream closet. Beautiful post today. Thanks.
Lime and Iced Mango for me. Both to eat and to wear!
You never fail to amaze me at how you can put together so many selections that go so well together! I applaud your hard work.
Having white hair and blue eyes, I love navy!
Ooh, my favorite type of post. I dearly love seeing seasonal colours. Seeing them like this helps my magpie heart to focus and evaluate what would work for my wardrobe. How nice to see the seasonal colours with a neutral to help us evaluate if we love them and can make them work. I may like the red and coral, but can resist the pull to buy after seeing them with a neutral. The gold and yellow were already on my love it list, but lime may be there too if it becomes available in a cardigan or popover blouse. Thanks Janice for such a smart way of showing off the season’s colours.
Cathie Hutchins says
I love Navy and it is the basic of my wardrobe! Thank you Janice!
Sally in St Paul says
The coral and lime colors caught my eye from this grouping. Navy is such an easy neutral to coordinate with accent colors.
Oh my goodness! I just bought that GORGEOUS scarf in the Persimmon color group! ALL of my colors are represented…where has this scarf been all my life! Thanks for finding it for me!
I went to look these colors up, and these are the London colors? Seems the New York colors are slightly differet.
These are London – I may visit the NYC ones in a couple of weeks. By then, the available merchandise will have shifted and things will look very different!
That persimmon coral shade is lovely, Navy just sparkles with these accents. I can happily see these for next spring.
Coach Laura says
These pieces and wardrobe combos all look nice – but I can only wear the navy! The rest would all look awful. Will see what next week’s choices are.