Each year, Pantone announces its latest Color of the Year and the fashion world goes in a frenzy! For 2015, the Color of the Year is Marsala, a lighter shade of burgundy, which ruled the runways the prior year. Pantone describes it: “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”
Already we’ve seen celebs rockin’ the color on the red carpet. Rihanna wore a curve-hugging, Marsala-hued Zac Posen gown at her first annual Diamond Ball. Beyonce wore the color when she hit up the VMA 2014 Press Room, in the form of a Zuhair Murad gown. And Blake Lively stunned on the red carpet at Cannes wearing a Marsala-colored Gucci gown.
Of course, red carpet gowns aren’t practical for us regular fashion folks. But there’s a ton of other Marsala-toned, wearable options. If you want to get in on the trend, shop these 14 ways to wear Marsala in your everyday life!
1. ASOS Rib Sweater With Off Shoulder
2. Essie In Stitches Nail Polish
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Women’s The Slim Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 36mm MBM3314
4. Back in a Minute Burgundy Maxi Skirt
5. Kate Spade New York Basket Pave Stud Earrings – Clear/Ruby
6. Sephora+Pantone Universe Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner
7. The Row Classic 5 Top Handle Satchel
8. Kenneth Jay Lane Capri Ruby earrings
9. Carven Gabardine A-line Skirt
10. MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Rue’ Suede Smoking Flat
11. Vita Fede Mini Titan Stone Bracelet – Gold/Red
12. M·A·C ‘Mineralize’ Rich Lipstick
13. Tory Burch 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
14. rag & bone ‘Stanton’ Chelsea Boot
Marsala is a wonderful color–and it is definitely something NEW! But from everything I have seen, women and designers are having a very difficult time knowing how to pair this color with other colors. Whenever I see a picture of someone dressed in Marsala, it is a head-to-toe affair. Likewise, when I see Marsala accessories, they are completely one color. Is this a color that can’t be partnered with anything else?
Ehmonie Hainey says
Hi Lyone! Marsala looks good with a variety of colors! Try pairing it with emerald or forest green, gold or mustard yellow, grey, and of course, neutrals like beige/tan, white and black. It’s a pretty versatile color. Let us know how you wear it!