How to Wear Marsala - Color of the Year 2015

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Happy new year everyone! Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday break. Lets start off the new year by getting right down to business!

Last month, Pantone announced the 2015 color of the year - Marsala. The color is very close to burgundy or wine. However, just like the name, the color is more on the soft, feminine and earthy side than the darker burgundy. It probably has something to do with the pastel trend that we are seeing today.

Pants: Dannie Pant - J.Crew - currently 53% off!
Shoes: Signature Driving Moc - C.Wonder - currently 50% off!
Looking at Pantone's Color of the Year for the past 15 years, red hues have been dominating for a few years now. Pantone selected a very similar color but spicier Color of the Year for 2007, Chili Pepper. Compared to Marsala, Chili Pepper is a bit more vibrant - think about chili peppers vs chicken masala!

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Because Marsala has such a deep color tone, I prefer accessorizing it or using it in prints instead of having a full Marsala outfit that makes me look like an...over cooked sausage. Here, the Marsala color is subtly reflected in my mocs, while the scarf adds a much needed splash of color and maintains a neutral tone. Marsala also works well with many of the cooler colors. Take a look at the color guide below to see how to mix and match with Marsala.

Source: Pantone

I came across these wonderful C.Wonder mocs (sale alert: currently 50% off!) after discovering a hole in my current Bed Stu Loafers due to wear and tear. Finding a fashionable pair of shoes I can wear every day is hard to come by. Luckily, I found these mocs during my holiday shopping in the mall. The pebbled leather is extremely soft yet elegant. The padded soles and treaded outsole cushion allow me to commute in the city every day with ease. Apparently I loved them so much, that mine were featured on C.Wonder’s Instagram last week! Check out my Instagram and C.Wonder’s to see what others say about these wonderful shoes.


Here are some of my favorites that would help you style Marsala for the new year. The best part is, majority of the bags below are currently on sale! Don't wait until the New Year's sale ends.
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Glasses: No Brand (similar here and here)
Scarf: Madewell (similar here)
Sweater: Textured Zipped Back Sweater - C.Wonder (here)
Coat: Ann Taylor (similar here and here)
Pants: Dannie Pant - J.Crew (here) - currently 53% off!
Shoes: Signature Driving Moc - C.Wonder (here) -- currently 50% off!



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31 comments

  1. I love how you incorporated marsala into this look! So happy to have discovered your blog:)

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. Thank you Heidi. You have a lovely blog too!

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  2. This is such a cute post! My friend works in the fashion industry (on the corporate side) and she told me the color was leaked to the fashion world early. So many designers hopped on the ban wagon. I'm looking to add a few pieces to my closet as well. I'm a big smoking slipper and/or driving loafer girl. Your loafers are cute. I've never purchased any clothing or shoes from CWonder though I like their household items. Are the shoes comfy? I actually just ordered a pair of Christian Louboutins heels in this color right before the holiday. So excited. Not sure if my look will be as adorable as yours but I'll try.

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    1. I know right! I already started seeing a lot of this color earlier this year as well! The shoes are really really comfortable. Like I said, the super soft cushions/soles allowed me to walk in them all day. It's like...wearing sneakers but prettier :)

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  3. OMG burgundy color is my all time favorite .. so I love everything in burgundy hahaha, great shoes and coat
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  4. Fab post - marsala is such a gorgeous color. Your coat itself is amazing, love the depth in the greys. xx

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    1. Thanks Arden. Yeah the grey color block is one of the reasons why I got the coat. :)

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  5. Gorgeous color! And thanks for all the tips on how to wear it.

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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    1. No problem. I am happy to share! I hope they are helpful. :)

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Have a fantastic 2015!
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    1. Thank you. Wishing you a great 2015 as well!

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  7. Loving this Marsala color! So beautiful on you :) you would love our All white outfit look we shared on the blog today!
    xo, Jennifer
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  8. This is a GREAT outfit! Super preppy & classic. I love it. And I loveeee those shoes! I'm always really into the Pantone colors. Mostly for the fun names haha.

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love their names too. So are J.Crew's names - they all sound delicious! :)

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  9. Hey dear you have a great blog!
    I'm with you I think the first time, but certainly not the last :)
    I invite you to me ♥

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  10. Really love this post and your outfit . your shoe are so gorgeous !!!
    bisous
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  11. Very cool - thanks for sharing!!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  12. Love this look from head to toe!
    xo Jaime
    www.therealfashionista.com

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  13. I'm loving everything about this look!! The scarf, the coat, the loafers, beyond chic!!

    XO Courtney
    www.colormecourtney.com

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