This is the first post in a 10 part series on how to wear the Pantone Seasonal Colors. For posts on the other colors visit the Pantone Seasonal Color Page.   

Pale Dogwood

I am torn between Pale Dogwood and Flame as my two favorite color choices for the season.  The Pale Dogwood is so subtly beautiful and universally wearable that I might have to give it a slight edge.  The only challenge I have with this color is that it can provide a washed-out appearance if you are fair skinned like me.  By contrast though, it coordinates with so many colors, it really could be considered a neutral base to build from.  In the shirts below, see how Pale Dogwood pairs nicely with anything from warm neutrals to cool brights whether there is a little or a lot.  It also pairs nicely with many of the other season colors (shown below with Lapis, Niagara, Greenery, Hazelnut and Primrose Yellow). My 9 5o 5 Shoes

Vince Camuto Colorblock Sweater | Halogen Pleat Front Crepe Top | Hummingbird Embroidered Colorblock Bomber Jacket | Sanctuary Lana Craft Geo Stripe | No21 Stripe Cotton and Silk Sweater

Where to Buy

If you are looking to add more Pale Dogwood into your wardrobe – hands down – the best place to look is AllSaints.  When it comes to solid Pale Dogwood, they have tons of options as this is one of their staple colors.  I highlight a few of the more wearable items below.    I am personally drawn to the wool coat as a great transition piece for spring and warmer weather.  The picture doesn’t really show the high side slits which provide interesting lines in a purposely oversized coat.  Another good option is to purchase the Aleida set (Blazer and Pants) for a great suit to carry you into spring.  The lines are classic so the pieces will be timeless.

Indira Nesi Coat | Aleida Blazer | Aleida Pants | Emelie Wool Dress | Terra Funnel Neck Sweater |  | Zaha Dress

This post is meant as a guideline to give you ideas on how to effortlessly incorporate new colors into your wardrobe. Hopefully you found some inspiration.  You can also check out my Pinterest board for more inspiring items and outfits.