Shades of Marsala

 Marsala Pantone Color of the year1. Topshop dinosaur print shirt, 2. Jo De Mer Big Kiss bikini set, 3. Chloé Baylee, medium, 4. Vans slip ons (snake embossed print), 5. Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala eye Palette , 6. Asics x The Good Will Out Gel Lyte 5 “Koyo”, 7. Kat Von D Love Me Love Me Not Studded Kiss Duo.

I’m not one who follows color trends. This year, however, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala, much like fortified wine, is getting under some people’s skin. I’m likewise not a fan of muddied red. A darker shade of brownish red, maroon, is the color I least like. It kinda makes one look older when you’re all covered in it. Lately, though, I came to appreciate this earthy red —  in minimal amount, it can add some sophistication to an otherwise flat ensemble.  On the lips, it can pop some sultriness to the pout.

Pantone’s particular marsala is on the dusty side, so very vintagey, so very 70s. I would choose deeper shades, as an accent perhaps.

UntitledEricke’s hair in her latest Facebook post.

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