If you’re anything like me, you’re looking in your closet and asking yourself why you have so much clothing that doesn’t represent who you are in this stage of life. We’ve all been there. Finding and elevating your personal style can be hard at times.
The best thing you can do is research the trends and see which ones fit who you are right now. Some trends you won’t understand until you try them — and some will be a definite “no.” Don’t be discouraged; that’s completely normal.
Delving into the color trends for the new year is my first step toward reviving my closet. It’s always fun to research color trends because I’m always surprised. A good place to start is with the color of the year from the Pantone Color Institute — recognized worldwide as a leading source of color expertise.
For 2023, the color of the year is viva magenta — which is described as “a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength.” Although we’ve seen this color in some form or fashion over the previous year, I’m excited to see this vibrant hue in more clothing.
Other sources like WGSN & Coloro say to look out for colors like digital lavender, sundial, tranquil blue, luscious red and verdigris. One designer that’s already incorporating some of those shades into its pieces is Lapointe, which has always delivered when it comes to color, fashion and style. (To check out its collection, visit shoplapointe.com)
All these of-the-moment hues are very moody and grab your attention in all the right ways, so keep an eye out for them while shopping. Fresh colors may be your key to transitioning and finding more pieces that feel like you. That’s the real purpose of fashion — to forge a connection with your clothes and express who you are through what you wear. Let your exploration of new colors start you on a journey of self-discovery.
Jasmine Ball is a Mississippi fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. Connect with her via Instagram (Miss_Ball23), her blog site (www.theball-post.com) or by email at theballpost1@ gmail.com.