When Pantone announces their annual Color of the Year, you can bet it’s going to be the next big thing in fashion. For 2016 they predicted not one, but two hues: A pale pink called “Rose Quartz,” and a soft periwinkle dubbed “Serenity.” Stay ahead of the curve by adding one of these on-trend items to your wardrobe.

By Rebecca Daly
December 31, 2015
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Think of it as the ultimate “throw-it-on-and-go” accessory. This petite crossbody is small but mighty, with an interior featuring two surprisingly roomy compartments and a zipped pocket, so all of your essentials will fit and stay easily organized. To buy: $40, zara.com.
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Think of it as the ultimate “throw-it-on-and-go” accessory. This petite crossbody is small but mighty, with an interior featuring two surprisingly roomy compartments and a zipped pocket, so all of your essentials will fit and stay easily organized.

To buy: $40, zara.com.

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A cozy cashmere beanie will have you looking forward to chilly weather. Plus, the slouchy shape and flattering shade make this hat the easiest way to top off any ensemble with effortless style. Available in six colors.

To buy: $65, anntaylor.com.

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Give that basic white shirt the day off, and take your style up a notch (or two). In a pretty pink—and full of great details like crocheted panels and a pointelle button placket—this blouse looks great with a pencil skirt or tailored trousers at work, and even dresses up denim over the weekend. Available in four colors.

To buy: $70, mango.com.

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A luxe blend of cashmere and wool make this classic scarf extra soft and extra warm. For an easy way to add a shot of color to any outfit (not to mention that oh-so-French appeal) try tying it in a chic new way. Available in 21 colors.

To buy: $98, nordstrom.com.

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Wear this cozy cable knit sweater alone (100 percent combed cotton means it feels soft against skin) or pair it with a collared shirt in a contrasting color for a layered look. Available in 16 colors.

To buy: $49, landsend.com.

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Two trends for the price of one, these heels combine Pantone’s blue hue with a very 70s suede silhouette. A chunky heel, ankle strap, and padded foot bed make this single sole sandal unexpectedly comfortable. Available in four colors.

To buy: $90, zappos.com.

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Accordion pleats in a flowy fabric, a high-waisted fit, and a just-below-the-knee hem make this feminine midi a great choice for any body type. Add to that an au courant color that transitions seamlessly between seasons, and you’ve got your new go-to skirt.

To buy: $95, topshop.com.

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Swarovski crystals give a subtle sparkle to these earrings that makes them appropriate day or night. Add them to your outfit when the schedule calls for going from desk to dinner with no time to change in between. Available in six colors.

To buy: $120, nordstrom.com.