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The Darling Blog

Welcome to The Darling Blog, a life and style blog by the owner of Darling Boutique, Linnea White. Darling is passionate about empowering women and inspiring strength through fashion to restore dignity and true beauty. Enjoy outfit inspiration and style tips, featured #darlingfinds, local collaborations, and so much more. Live the Darling lifestyle - an altogether beautiful life.

Filtering by Tag: pantone spring color trends

Spring Layers to the Max(i)

Linnea White

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On days like today, it's all a girl can do to wear clever Spring layers. Early Spring in Virginia can be a tricky transitional season to dress for, and that's where smart layering comes in.

Once again, this look started with a statement piece - this maxi skirt from Anthropologie. From the pattern to the tassel ties, this skirt is a beauty. The J. Crew anorak jacket was next, dressing down the skirt and giving the look a layer for the chilly Spring temperatures. For a pop of color, this J. Crew tank top paired perfectly with one of the newest lip colors from Kitsune's Closet, Fiesta, a bright orangey-red perfect for the warmer weather ahead. Add some simple accessories by Dinosaur Toes and this classic Madewell leather bag for a look ready for any Spring day.

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea: Vanessa Virginia (Anthropologie) maxi skirt, S, $48 / J. Crew orange tank top, XS, $14 / J. Crew anorak jacket, S, $32 / Madewell leather bag, $50 / Restricted lace up heels, $25 // Local Artisan Pieces: Dinosaur Toes brass cuff, $18, and gold-fill geometric hoops, $20 / Kitsune's Closet Fiesta lipstick, $10

Shop these items and more at Darling Boutique, located on Charlottesville’s downtown mall!

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Layers | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Color Trends: Pantone 2016

Linnea White

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The first day of Spring is just a few days away (March 20), and despite the threat of colder temperatures on Sunday, we're still rooting for Spring. Maybe if we do a little dance with flowers in our hair, the warm Spring weather will finally be here to stay. In the mean time, we'll embrace the Spring color trends of 2016, and start transporting ourselves to warm, sunny days. For all the stylish darlings out there, we're dishing out this year's Spring Pantone Color Report. This season, the focus is on optimistic hues, beautifully balancing quiet stability with exuberant whimsy.

"Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves." - Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year

The foundational colors of this season and the year: Rose Quartz (a pale pink) and Serenity (a light periwinkle blue). Grounding the array of colors, these two hues blend together seamlessly, lending a serene, light-heartedness to the palette.

Spring Color Trends: Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Top 10 Spring Colors

The SS16 palette is whimsical and playful, with a common thread: "the desire to breathe and reflect, then play."

The Spring palette is rooted by soothing tones and neutrals - the blushing calm of Rose Quartz, weightless transcendence of Serenity, tranquil aqua of Limpet Shell, subtle base of Lilac Gray, and transitional neutral of Iced Coffee.

In contrast to the calming tones of the palette, vivid brights include warm, playful Peach Echo, energetic Snorkel Blue, happy, vibrant Buttercup, fiery, sassy Fiesta, and nature-inspired, exploratory Green Flash.

Spring Color Trends: Pantone SS16 Color Report

How to Wear Rose Quartz

This blushing pink pairs perfectly with not just its color sister, Serenity, but also with everything from black and white, navy and grey, to light browns and Marsala, the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year.

Spring Color Trends: Rose Quartz Pantone Outfit

How to Wear Serenity Blue

The peaceful, airy tone of this blue is relaxed and easy, and pairs well with shades of white, navy, blush pink, taupe, charcoal, and rust.

Get Vibrant

Embrace the vibrant, playful brights of the season. Basically, embrace color. And pair those bold, whimsical prints with the ethereal neutrals of the season.

Spring Color Trends: Peach Echo Pantone Outfit

Stay tuned for a Spring-hued styled shoot featuring the new Spring makeup lineup by Kitsune's Closet! See sneak preview pictures of her products below.

Spring Color Trends: Kitsune's Closet Lipstick Palettes

Spring Color Trends: Kitsune's Closet Eyeshadow Palettes

[Source: Pantone SS16 Color Report]