How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year

30 January, 2019

Hello there,

New Year calls for new style stories and fashion trends. Every year the fashion streets get flooded with the latest and the snazziest trends that are going to reign over the fashion fiends. The fashion eaters are on their toes and they binge on the trends in vogue even before it hit the markets. The high of being the first one to don a certain trend before everyone else is something that is beyond expressions. Being on the top of the sartorial scene is glorious and cannot be summed up in a few words. Not just the trends, but fashion forecasters predict the colors that will be incumbent throughout the year. Every year Pantone Color Institute would announce the Color of the Year and we all follow it with aplomb. This year Pantone announced PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as the Color of the Year. According to Pantone, Living Coral embraces and encourages free-spirited and social outlook. It reinforces our inborn desires for joyful pursuits and optimism. This orange-pinkish shade is going to be the talk of the town for the whole year and fashionistas from all over the world are already metamorphosing their wardrobe to suit the year’s hue. Just after a couple of weeks after Pantone announced its Color of the Year, we saw the hue flail in the international runways and fashion streets. While many people feel that Living Coral is quite intrusive as compared to the Pantone Color of the Year 2018, Ultraviolet, we know that they will eventually trail in. You cannot escape the year’s biggest color trend when supermodels like Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are seen wearing Living Coral from head to toe ostentatiously. I am certainly going to embrace this shade just like I welcomed Ultraviolet last year. You can also take your fashion game a level up by priming your closet with Living Coral.

How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living CoralHow to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living Coral

Living Coral, however, is a little strident and makes it difficult for the safe-players to give it a try. But if worn right, it can make you more noticeable and draw the right attention. My mantra to attune to the changing trends is sticking to the basics. Having a wardrobe with the basic, classic and statement pieces will help you out whenever you are facing a fashion conundrum. Keeping our late bloomers in mind, I have come up with a fail-safe look that can never go wrong. I have put together my team of basics with Living Coral to create a look that is chic, elegant, trendy, and scintillating. When I say my team of basics, I mean the neutrals. Neutrals are undoubtedly the best colors to invest on and it is fail-safe from the ever-changing trend charts. Neutral colors can make up your statement pieces and carry the essence of class along with them. My idea of creating a look that will be wooed by the fashion police is to team up the Color of the Year with Neutrals.

How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living CoralHow to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living Coral

How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living CoralHow to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living Coral

Talking about the look, I started with a Living Coral pullover. Before buying this pullover, I kept pondering about the outfits and the colors that will look best with this. After I saw Gigi Hadid solidifying the Color of the Year with her head-to-toe Living Coral look, I was nonchalant. I allied this Living Coral pullover with a black thigh length skirt with zipper front closure. This is the first neutral that made it top of the list. A black mini skirt is a timeless wardrobe staple whose charm can never fade away, as they team up seamlessly. If you do not have one, then you must add them to your “Buy-it-soon” list pronto. Black thigh high skirt with zipper front closure has been the choice of stylish fashion insiders for so long now, that it is technically invulnerable. The fact that these kinda mini skirts can be worn with about any top and concurrently making your legs look elongated are some of the captivating plus points.

Moving on to our next neutral and extremely fall-winter friendly black thigh-high boots, which give us the liberty to wear summer dresses in winters without stressing too much. If you are still not in the thigh-high boots train, then jump right in because this footwear is not going anywhere anytime soon. The sleek thigh-high boots with a top tie-up detail make the look chicer while giving enough coverage for the icy-cold weather. One of the safest statement pieces that you must add to your closet stat. Next step is to accessorize it right, baby. Certain people find it very hard to choose the right accessories to pair up with their look so that it does not look over the top. I understand and relate to you if you feel accessorizing is arcane. Sometimes I do feel that I am sailing in the same boat as yours. But it is okay because that is why we have SMEs to answer our fashion dilemmas: fashion bloggers. Without the proper set of accessories, you may end up looking dismal fashion. First, we start with a subtle bag that you can carry with almost every look. Every It girl has a black sling bag with her in her closet. Not only it is a wardrobe essential, but it does come handy every now and then. There goes another neutral to team it up. For the jewellery, I suggest going with minimal golden accessories. These minimal trinkets can be a total game changer to get that graduated effect. For this look, I chose Glorious Golden Circles Geometric Earrings and a classic petite golden watch and bracelet as accessories. The golden color tones down the gleaming Living Coral by bringing in the much-needed grace. Finally, I let my hair sway loose and put up a very minimal barely-there makeup as a finishing touch.

How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living CoralHow to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living Coral

How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living CoralHow to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living Coral
How to wear Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Every year Pantone announces the Color of the Year and I am showing you how to wear this scintillating shade in the safest way. Yes, it is a fail-safe way to wear Living Coral

Outfit Details


Living Coral Pullover - Primark

Black Thigh Length Skirt - Limeroad

Black Thigh High Boots - Truffle Collection

Black Sling Bag - Thrifted

Watch and Bracelet - Daniel Wellington

Golden Earrings - Everstylish

Location - Detroit, CP, New Delhi

This animating and life-affirming shade made the whole look stand out and I dare you, this hue is going to be everywhere this whole year. We have already seen an uptick on this trend from the celebrities as well. So jump in the Living Coral bandwagon before it is too late to do so. How are you going to style Living Coral? List them down in the comments section below. Before you leave, let me tell you that I am working on some of the latest fashion trends that will be everywhere in 2019, so if you have not subscribed to my blog yet, do so quickly so that you never miss an update. Have no regrets and be fashion forward with me.

Until next time,

Sayanti, xx

Comments (58)

  • Woman

    Tessa

    03 February, 2019

    I am absolutely obsessed with coral! I think it looks good on everyone and is so flattering on so many skin tones. I love how you paired it with black, it really makes it pop!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      03 February, 2019

      Yes, you can never go wrong with neutrals. You can pair this scintillating and gorgeous shade with black to tone down the look without loosing the essence.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Candace Hampton

    04 February, 2019

    Love it! Neutrals are always a win. That top is so cute! The color is amazing. Coral is going to be the trending color for this spring and summer.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      04 February, 2019

      Yes, Living Coral is the color of the year. You are going to see the fashion streets flooded with corals all this year :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Teresa

    04 February, 2019

    The coral top is great, and black is always a winner! This top would also be cute with work pants and dress shoes, so it could be worn a couple of different ways.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      04 February, 2019

      Yes that is so true. The color is bright, animating and life-affirming. It can be worn in many different ways and I am going to embrace this color all year long for sure :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    maysz

    04 February, 2019

    I like your outift you're look so beautiful and stunning great photos!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      04 February, 2019

      Thank you so much Maysz for your kind words :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    lyosha

    04 February, 2019

    wearing coral is not that hard. I do like it. very pleasing and happy color! chic

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Yeah the color makes me happy too. This is why it is termed as life-affirming and animating.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Kathryn at Quest for $47

    05 February, 2019

    That sweater is SO sweet, and holy crap I LOVE your boots. Great post! Definitely going to have to think about adding some color to my winter wardrobe.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Yes Kathryn. Do throw some dash of color to your winter wardrobe. It is not that difficult. A big thanks for giving a thumbs up to this look.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Wendy

    05 February, 2019

    I'm not a fan of the color of the year but that's not to say that I don't agree it's a nice color. It's pleasant to the eyes but I don't see myself wearing that color.unless it's a shade of lipstick. I'm just not big on fashion. Still, you look stunning

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Many people are unhappy with the color of the year this time and mostly it is because the color is a bit hard to pull off. Not to mention, it scares away some people. I was dubious about styling it earlier. But then I tried and look I was able to pull it off quite gracefully. You should give it a try too, hon

    Reply

  • Woman

    melissa richards

    05 February, 2019

    The color pops great against the black you paired it with! I can definitely see people wearing this color a lot more in the spring!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      I too hope to see the color trending on spring fashion charts. It is such a lively color that it will blend in well with fresh spring vibes

    Reply

  • Woman

    Daleneekirapa

    05 February, 2019

    Living coral is such a beautiful bold color for those who love going whimsical like me too. Good for you with your pullover! Now I should get one too!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      I am so glad that you are loving this color as much as I am. The color is bold, life-affirming and animating. It will be good to see fashion bloggers, like yourself to embrace this color with open arms. Do let me know when you make your way with Living Coral. I am eager to see you swing in corals.

    Reply

  • Man

    Gideon Akachukwu Okorie

    05 February, 2019

    That's a lovely way to wear it and you look lovely on them.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you Gideon for the kind words.

    Reply

  • Man

    David Elliott

    06 February, 2019

    You look pretty amazing out there. I really love the top and the skir. But the whole outfit just looks great on you.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you David. I love that you love the whole outfit.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Alexandra

    06 February, 2019

    That colour looks absolutely incredible on you! I really love your outfit here - it is so stylish. Beautiful!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you Alexandra. I think you should give coral a try too. I am sure you will be able to channel some good fashion vibes with it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Amber Myers

    06 February, 2019

    This is such a pretty outfit. I've always liked coral. I don't think I own any pieces in this color though.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      This is actually a big problem that I myself faced. When Pantone announced the color of the year, I was so delighted to see the color but I did not had a single piece in this color. That is when I decided to buy it.

    Reply

  • Man

    sgombar

    06 February, 2019

    Very nice outfit. You look really good in it. I will share with my wife

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thanks Scott. I am sure she will love this color and will get on board with me on this one.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Angela Ricardo

    06 February, 2019

    Great job on combining those outfit. You look really lovely on that coral shade.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thanks Chelle for the wonderful comments.

    Reply

  • Woman

    popcris89@gmail.com

    06 February, 2019

    I love this trending color! And your outfit is amazing!!!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you Cris. The color will be high on trend charts this year. Keep an eye on it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Joan

    06 February, 2019

    Coral always looks pretty on anyone and you look fab too.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thanks Joan. Coral is a happy color for me. So, I will be wearing more of it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Jennifer Tanney @ Tadpoles And Mud Puddles

    07 February, 2019

    I don't know how I feel about the new color. I definitely love the skirt and boots. No matter how I feel about the color you look gorgeous. It is a good color for you.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Well, the color is a bit scintillating which makes it a difficult choice. But as long as you have neutrals with you, you can tone down the dominance of coral overall

    Reply

  • Woman

    Natalia

    07 February, 2019

    I love this colour! I think it suits you really well ... I've got a few coral things in my wardrobe, too! Stunning photos! :)

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Can't wait to see you wear coral. Will be waiting for it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Heather

    07 February, 2019

    It's definitely a pretty color though I don't own anything in that color. I just don't think it looks right with my skin tone.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      The shade is a bit scintillating so yes it may seem like it will suit with your color tone. But you will not know for sure until you try it ;)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Bindu Thomas

    07 February, 2019

    I like your outfit. Coral always looks pretty on anyone.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you Bindu. You can give coral a try too. Let me know how you style it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Holle

    07 February, 2019

    I love the color too. I don't own anything that color (yet) but I think I'm going to have to look for a top.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Yes Holle, go for it. I am sure you will fall in love with this color.

    Reply

  • Woman

    lyosha

    07 February, 2019

    Color is such a vibrant and happy color! You definitely know how to rock it and do it perfectly!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Yup, I too find this color so full of life. Also, thank you for the wonderful comments.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Silvia

    08 February, 2019

    Definitely coral is one of my colors. I have love it all my life so you can imagine how happy I was when I heard that it was pantone color of the year!! I already have a few pieces in my closet.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      This is great and I am so happy that it is one of your favorite colors. I am sure you will wear it quite often this year.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Brittany

    08 February, 2019

    i really like the color of the year! It really gives a pop of color to outfits! Love how you styled it

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thanks Brittany. Coral can throw a dash of bright color to any monotonous look

    Reply

  • Woman

    ohmummymia

    09 February, 2019

    I love coral! Your outfit is so good an you look so confident :)

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you. The color instills a sense of confidence instantly

    Reply

  • Woman

    Amaragrace

    09 February, 2019

    Outfit combination is stunning. love how you've everything together, and work.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you for your kind words. I was even glad when the look turned out exactly as I had visualized it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Monique

    10 February, 2019

    I've been seeing articles about wearing the color coral So much within the last couple of months. I love it. Beautiful color!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Thank you Monique. I have seen this color a lot lately on every other fashion events. I am in love with coral, tbh

    Reply

  • Woman

    Tasheeni

    10 February, 2019

    I'm absolutely OBSESSED with Coral! I think it looks good on everyone & love how your paired it with a pair of black pants.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 February, 2019

      Hi Tasheeni. I am so glad that you love Coral as much as I do. Also, I have styled it with a zipper front thigh high skirt and not pants. I think the thigh high boots might have given you such impression.

    Reply