Tags: Pantone Fall 2016, Style Syllabus

Pantone is known as a go to color source for the just about everything, including fashion.  Why not take a little closet inspiration from the must have colors of the season?  Our stylists chose stunning pieces to add to your wardrobe with this fall’s palette in mind.

FALL 2016: A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity

Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.

The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.

Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.

Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™


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NYDJ Billie Bootcut

What better than a crisp straight leg jean to start off the fall palette?  The traditional denim color is a timeless wardrobe staple. This bootcut comes from one of our go to jean brands for their fit and style.


  • Cool and calming, strong and stable
  • Displays a subtle vibrancy and sophistication
  • Borders on exciting, yet
  • Maintains a sense of constancy


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Chest-Pocket Cotton Shirt Mango 

A little bit on the lighter side, Airy Blue is the fall version of Pantone’s color of the year Serenity. Wear it in a flattering and versatile cotton work shirt.


  • Designers seeking weightlessness in a world heavy with conflict
  • Blue tones appear in nearly half of the designs
  • Airy Blue nods to Serenity
  • Pair Airy Blue with Lush Meadow, Taupe or Dusty Cedar for fresh approach


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Calvin Klein Plus Geo Print Flyaway Blazer

This gray, black, and white blazer comes in a sophisticated and surprising geometric print.  Layer over your look for a chilly fall or winter day.


  • Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted
  • A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on
  • Showcases practicality through a dependable but contemporary lens


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Eileen Fisher Tencel Blend Cardigan 

This brilliant red packs a punch with its warm hues.  Standout from the crowd in this cozy draped cardigan from Eileen Fisher.


  • A bold Red that is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye
  • Gets the metaphorical blood of the palette pumping
  • Exciting and dynamic, breeds unmistakable confidence

This pleasing neutral color can probably already be found in your closet.  Best of all it can be paired with almost anything.


  • Suggests reassurance and stability
  • Trusted, organic and grounded
  • Departs slightly from the foundations of the Fall 2016 palette
  • Timeless


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Sejour Three Quarter Sleeve Tee

The fall version of Pantone’s other color of the year rose quartz, dusty cedar has feminine flirty qualities.   Try it in a inbetween seasons three quarter sleeve tee.


  • A fall and winter version of the Pinks we’re used to seeing in spring
  • Dustier rose-toned Pink shade with some complexity
  • Exudes warmth and welcome


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Kiyonna Plus Size Swing Dress

Keep the summer greens alive in this lush meadow green swing dress.  Wear with a taupe tight and brown bootie for a fall look.


  • Rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated
  • This shade displays a brightness, panache and depth of color that elevates it from more natural greens
  • Elevates the overall elegance woven through this season’s collections


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Maurices Plus Size Ribbed Dress With Belt

Add a bit of spice to your wardrobe with this spicy mustard color. Pair this mustard with teal, blues and browns.


  • Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy
  • A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons
  • Unexpected and unusual
  • Comes through in both the abstract and geometric accents that designers employed


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Love Scarlett Plus Ribbed Assymetric Cardigan

An earthy color that wears well with dark denims. Treat it as a nuetral color.


  • Elements of russet Orange in its undertones, gives a grounded feeling that’s anything but flat
  • Neutral earth tone; expected for fall and winter palette
  • A shade with real substance; a strong foundation


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Alfani High Low Tunic

Finally is the vibrant bodacious color. Go bold with a high low tunic, or keep it subtle with accent pieces.


  • Lends itself to vibrant color combinations
  • Unexpected in fall
  • Versatile; can be used with Pinks and Reds
  • Bright, rich Purple, with hints of a more sophisticated Pink
  • Turns fashion accents into fashion statements


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