For a millennia, fashion has reflected the spirit of current events, and the Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 are no exception. After a year of instability, uncertainty, missed hugs and getting really, really good at Zoom calls, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow embody the (much needed) strength and optimism on the horizon for the year ahead.
The folks at Pantone said it best:
“As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope.”
Pantone always sets the tone (pun intended) for fashion’s most compelling hues, but there’s something particularly anthemic about infusing our closets with their picks this year. Here’s how to keep your look rock solid and optimistic in the coming months.
For Staying Cozy
Because we’ve still got a few months of chill left!
Cozy isn’t just for clothes.
If there’s one good thing 2020 gave us, it’s the socially-acceptable sweatpants trend.
Yeah, rain’s still around, but walking on sunshine ain’t no thing in these short rain boots from Hunter.
The puffer made a big style splash in 2020, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
For Fun in the Sun
We may still be homebound as the weather warms up, but that doesn’t mean we should relegate ourselves to the same ol’ WFH outfits we wore to death in 2020.
Forget rose-colored glasses. These sunnies are the perfect accessory for brighter times ahead.
Whether worn with sneakers for your weekly grocery run or barefoot and socially-distanced on the beach, this romper keeps it cool.
The perfect balance of sweet, sunny, and sexy.
Nothing says celebrate like a few frills. (We wouldn’t say no to pairing this with the iets frans… sweats, above, either!)
2020 gave many of us a new wardrobe addition: the face mask. Rock safety in style with these Color-of-the-Year-approved picks.
This adjustable mask is like a soft, warm hug for your face.
Triple-layered cotton and a filter pocket round out this bright style.
xx, The FabFitFun Team