This Pantone shade is the new Living Coral and here are the fashion pieces to shop now
Best clothing and accessories to rock Pantone's F/W'19 colour: Guacamole
If you have not lived under a rock for the past half a year, you should know that Pantone’s Colour of the Year is none other than Living Coral – a “vibrant, yet mellowed” shade of pink that skews more towards the orangey hue, as compared to Millennial Pink that came before it.
As we inch closer to the Fall/Winter season, it’s time for us to make way for one of Pantone’s Autumn/Winter classic shades: Guacamole (Pantone 17-0530). So, move aside Living Coral. Described by the colour authority as a “tasteful, nutrient-enriched green”, the colour Guacamole doesn’t fall far from the flesh of the fruit that it comes from. The colour is a refreshing green shade that falls between the sweet spot of olive green and emerald green.
These are our top 10 guacamole-coloured picks to get you started.
Adriana Degreas Mille Punti bandeau swimsuit, US$385 (S$525.67) from Matches Fashion
Don’t shy away from wearing swimwear as casual wear or even as work wear. Instead, take hints from the S/S’19 runways of Calvin Klein, Etro, and the likes – where swimsuits were worn layered underneath formal, sharp suits. Rock the print-on-print look easily with this sweet polka dotted bandeau one-piece swimsuit from Adriana Degreas paired with wide-legged trousers in a complementing print that features the guacamole tone too. P.S. This swimsuit has a detachable shoulder strap that transforms it into a halterneck piece too.
Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden one-shoulder striped satin maxi dress, US$1,045 (S$1,426.83) from Matches Fashion
Lisa Marie Fernandez came through with this toga-style ruffled maxi striped number that’s a fluster-free wardrobe solution. We’d like to think of this as the ideal one-and-done dress. Made of a soft satin material, it’s suitable for humid weather and perpetually any occasion. Need a dress to make you look put together under five minutes? Check. A flowy beach cover up? Double check. Plus, the cascading tiers and cold-shoulder give it such an elegant flair.
Mara Hoffman Elena wrap-effect ribbed organic cotton skirt, US$408.16 (S$557.30) from Net-a-Porter
This one’s a pencil skirt that’s both literally green and environmentally green. Mara Hoffman prides herself on specifically using organic cotton for her designs because it’s a more sustainable option that’s free from toxic pesticides, including this ‘Elena’ skirt that’s knitted from the dense fabric for a sculpting fit with a split, wrap-effect front which will flatter every body type. Complete the look by tucking its matching top into the ribbed waistband and accessorising with a gold bib necklace.
Popular in the time of Jane Birkin, wicker bags are still all the rage in 2019. Fashion labels from Mango to Loeffler Randall cannot stop producing them and style influencers do not seem to be putting them down anytime soon. And Wai Wai’s take on these bags are pretty much as trendy as it gets. Did we also mention that each bag is handmade by artisans in Brazil?
Cult Gaia green Ark mini acrylic tote bag, US$474 (S$647.19) from Far Fetch
For a long time coming, Cult Gaia’s highly sought after caged Ark bag has been dominating all of our Instagram feeds – particularly those in brown tortoiseshell and brown bamboo. And of course, we could not resist when the cult label decides to grace us with a green malachite version of it. Wear this with an ethereal white lace dress and brown espadrille slip ons for a simple yet graceful coordinate that will bring you to your weekend brunch.
The rise of the micro bag is upon us and fashion powerhouse Jacquemus is right at the forefront, with their bag that’s being widely-raved about: the teeny tiny Le Chiquito. Clearly, it’s proving to us that size doesn’t always matter, as long as you manage to make a big and bold fashion statement, which Jacquemus has very evidently pulled off. There’s something about this structured suede piece that wants to make us don our smartest, most vibrant pantsuit to tackle the work day.
Giuliva Heritage Collection The Stella double-breasted striped wool blazer, US$1,780 (S$2,430.39) from Matches Fashion
And if you’re not such a huge fan of the guacamole colour (yet), we recommend this fitted blazer that’s a less daunting take on this colour. The navy and grey stripes elevate the attention from the green hue a little. We love how the black and gold-tone metal anchor-embossed buttons add sophistication points to this wool blazer (here’s our guide to the best blazer for you). Style it with a pair of slim-cut tailored trousers and mules for a refined boss lady look that shows that you mean serious business.
Off-White Satin-twill belt bag, US$423.43 (S$578.14) from Net-a-Porter
If all else fails, athleisure it. Because it’s frankly hard to go wrong with a pair of baggy track pants and a sporty crop top. Off-White’s designer Virgil Abloh’s globe-trotting lifestyle (he says he catches more than 300 flights a year) has led him to create pieces that are not only cool, but practical too – just like this belt bag.
It’s made from satin-twill with utility-style pockets to stash your cell or cards and has a leather loop that can be detached and used as a key fob. You can feel free to adjust the iconic logo-jacquard strap to either sling it over your shoulder or as a belt around the waist.
Castañer Carina 80 canvas wedge espadrilles, US$94.10 (S$128.48) from Net-a-Porter
How could we possibly leave out the fashion IT girl’s favourite summer footwear? This feminine pair of espadrille wedges sandals are cute and flirty at the same time. Let it be your choice of footwear on dress down Fridays and on the weekends. It’s time to switch up those boring black pumps that are too over worn.
Le Specs Beautiful Stranger cat-eye sunglasses, US$48 (S$65.54) from Matches Fashion
If you want to experiment with a new pop of colour but you’re unsure if it’ll make your look sink or swim, eyewear is the most simple way of injecting it into your outfits without committing too much. After all, you can always tuck them away if you’re not feeling them and whip them out again when you want to look fierce and fashionable. Plus, cat eye silhouettes are so ‘in’ this year.