It’s usually “think pink” right? But this time, color forecasts for fashion tag turquoise as the color of the year. So you might want to consider being pretty in this trendy hue for your grand debut.
Why you may ask is turquoise the “it” color? Simply, turquoise is bright yet serene. The combination of these two moods reflects the optimistic view of the fashion industry on world events. Perhaps, you might want to view your own event, i.e. your transition to adulthood the same way.
It is not as cliché as Barbie pink or as loud as hot pink. Turquoise is a good balance of a strong, youthful color offering sophistication. Turquoise, after all, is a gemstone.
Also referred to as azure, sea color and lagoon, turquoise is a flexible hue, complimenting a wide range of color. It can go with chocolate truffle, woodbine, endive, living coral and yes even lipstick red! All of these actually pervaded in fall runway collections for this year. For a safer set, turquoise can be easily mixed with other blues and greens, and with taupe colors. Pairing it with warm colors is much bolder but you may be delightfully surprised with the outcome.
Pick your inspirations for this color from the sea and sky: Wonderful shapes and patterns you saw when you snorkelled a cove, orchids by the beach, cloud and wave formations, shells you picked up by the shore… You may also take your cue from a piece of turquoise jewellery you hold dear, a postcard of an exotic location like Istanbul or even the eyes of your pet cat.
If you’re worried about your skin tone, don’t fret since turquoise varies from pale to bright to dark. Turquoise need not lean towards the primary pigment cyan, which may not go well for the darker skinned debutante. Try the more airy, softer ones which would go perfect for a flowy ensemble, and perhaps a lady of the lake theme.
Turquoise is a fun color seldom explored in debuts. Its vibrancy truly expresses enjoyable moments like a beach outing and exploring the outdoors. But beyond the happy mood that the color brings, turquoise is truly about imagination as it is one of nature’s more stunning and stimulating colors. LVGA
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Moodboard images from Reschundzartzugleich (sea), Tanakawho (orchid), Lakewentworth (cat), Docman (Istanbul mosaic), Kotomigd (dove brooch), Art.com (Vogue cover).