Every year as they have since 2000, Pantone selects their color of the year and for 2016, they have chosen Snorkel Blue! A gorgeous bright shade of blue that Kate, Carole and Pippa can’t get enough of.
This shade is so easy to incorporate into any closet, be it as a pop of color or the star of the show. Look no further than Pippa who just recently attended Boodles Boxing Ball in the most gorgeous shade of Snorkel Blue. Look into incorporating this shade into your closet with these suggestions below!
This Diane von Furstenberg fold-over pouch is the perfect size to carry as a clutch without sacrificing space for your necessities! And how adorable is that pop of gingham?
If DvF is not exactly your budget, check out this option from Nordstrom Rack (currently 50% off!)
I love the idea of colorful clutches to help incorporate trends without the full commitment that larger pieces would require.
Colorful shoes are probably the easiest way to pull off a surprise pop-of-color in an otherwise neutral or monochrome outfit. Snorkel blue would look great against navy, black, white, and even pastel yellows and pinks.
These pointy toe sling-backs are a steal for under $15:
Can’t you just imagine how fabulous those Steve Madden pumps would look peeking out from underneath a flowy floor length black dress? And those sling-backs are the perfect mix of chic and casual! Hello Fridays at the office! Kate approves:
Hobbs, a label that Kate has favored plenty of times in the recent past, has a gorgeous sleeved version (above left) very similar to the LK Bennett ‘Detroit’ dress featured at the beginning of this post. The Hobbs leans more into the cobalt/electric blue shade, but is still a show stopper and could easily already be hanging in Kate’s closet.
Above and center, Nordstrom Rack has such a cute version of this dress on sale for only $50 right now. Don’t those pockets give you Madderson flashbacks?
Lastly, Nasty Gal has this adorable body-con dress on sale for $40 with the same sleeve design that is very popular right now. That price just can’t be beat!
I love how the ruffles in the above dress (left) help to accentuate and slim the waist. And how about those petal sleeves on the above (center) dress? That v-neck is so flattering. Lastly, this maxi (right) is a perfect comfy option for formal attire. Just picturing it with a sparkly belt and drop earrings is enough to add it to the cart, let alone the fact that it’s under $75.
So, here we are! Are you still gushing over Pippa’s gown as much as I am? Was there anything you liked? As for me, that DvF clutch is going on my Holiday Wishlist (I’m having some serious heart-eye emoji love going on for that bag!).
About the Author:
My name is Amanda and I’ve been a long-time fan of Kate’s fashion since she started dating William. My grandmother and I bond over our mutual admiration for the Duchess and Queen Letitizia. I am from Spain, but currently living in Los Angeles pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.