How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color
How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color
How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

You've probably already heard that classic blue was announced by Pantone as the color of 2020. Inspired by both the sea and the night sky, classic blue denotes balance, confidence, and stability. It's also the first choice for many brands and designers when it comes to choosing a representative shade. A return to the classics - I would call it. This deep shade of blue highlights the collective desire for a more stable foundation in a world that is constantly changing. Let's see together how to wear Pantone's 2020 color:

1. Paired with Red

How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

Personally, I love how well red and blue work together! Both are primary, bold and contrasting colors. If red is the color that symbolizes heat and warm, blue is the one that expresses cold. I chose to wear these two colors in a preppy French look, combining the classic blue cardigan with the red turtleneck. The tweed skirt along with the red bag and the white boots were the elements that complemented the outfit harmoniously.

Outfit suggestions:

  • Classic blue suit paired with a red turtleneck;
  • Classic blue jeans paired with a red fluffy sweater.
How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color
How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

2. Paired with White and Gray

How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

These two shades complement any color out there on the color wheel. But when combined with blue, they form a collection of emotions on a visual level that truly creates an aesthetic pleasure. Moreover, it's not difficult to apply this color combo to any wardrobe. To start with, all you need is a gray sweater, a pair of classic blue jeans and a pair of white heels or white boots.

Outfit suggestions:

  • A knitted midi gray dress paired with blue boots and a white belt;
  • A pleated classic blue skirt paired with a fluffy gray sweater and an underneath white shirt.

3. Paired with Other Shades of Blue

How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

Sometimes you don't have to think about complicated combinations to get a gorgeous outfit. All you need to do is to apply simple ideas, such as combining classic blue with other shades of blue such as cobalt, turquoise, peacock or sky blue. Find pieces in these colors in your closet and don't hesitate to pair them together for a spectacular look!

Outfit suggestions:

  • The classic blue suit paired with a light blue office shirt and a teal bag;
  • A turquoise sweater paired with Capri blue pants and turquoise mules.
How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

Outfit details - Cardigan: unknown (Similar one here) | Skirt: Zara (similar one here) | Tights: Calzedonia | Beret: You are | Boots: Bershka (similar ones here)

4. Paired with Brown

How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

When it comes to the color wheel, blue and brown both appear at the opposite angles. But in fashion, this rather bizarre combination works truly great. As both shades are deep and dark in hue, they create a complex outfit, perfect for catching everyone's attention. So don't hesitate to wear a blue turtleneck with a brown blazer and mom fit jeans!

Outfit suggestions:

  • An A-line blue dress paired with knee-high brown boots and a brown wool coat;
  • A classic blue blazer paired with brown leather pants and a white shirt.

5. Paired with Green

How to wear Pantone’s 2020 color

This combination shouldn't come as a surprise, green and blue have been working perfectly together for a long time now. But if you want a modern twist, I would recommend you not to necessarily choose a bold shade of green, but rather a muted one such as the color of pistachio.

Outfit suggestions:

  • A blue shirt paired with a green skirt and a pair of white heels;
  • The green pinafore dress paired with an underneath blue shirt.

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