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1. Botkier satchel 2. Amazon tees 3. Franco Sarto flats 4. Banana Republic top 5. J. Crew sweater 6. Banana Republic scarf 7. Tory Burch Belt 8. AGolde jeans 9. Olieye sunglasses 10. Camper sneakers 11. Goodnight Macaron skirt
Every year, Pantone, the color authority of fashion, declares a color of the year. But for 2021, there isn’t just one color of the year. There are two! Ultimate Gray is a “quietly assuring and reliable” shade.. and the first neutral to be selected as a color of the year. Illuminating represents a brighter future as a “friendly, joyful and optimistic yellow.”
“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.” – LEATRICE EISEMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE
Yellow is my favorite color. So I’m thrilled that it’s one of the colors of 2021. The minute I see yellow, whether it’s a fresh bouquet of yellow roses or a yellow pleated skirt that makes me want to twirl, I instantly feel happy. And we can all use some more happiness in our lives! As for gray, I love it as a sophisticated neutral. I think it’s especially chic when worn head-to-toe in monochromatic outfits.
The colors also work really well together! Not just in their beautiful symbolism, but in appearance. I haven’t paired them together in the past but I look forward playing around with gray and yellow together this year. I love the idea of a yellow top with gray jeans or the yellow pleated skirt with a gray sweater or gray tee.
In the meantime, here are some of my gray and yellow outfits I’ve worn over the year years to start getting you inspired…