Pantone SS 2022 Accessory Sets/Beauty Bundles - Part 2
Back in May, I introduced the digital organization I completed in which I grouped images of my clothing and accessories into color categories and began sharing beauty bundles and outfit ideas based on the 2022 Spring/Summer Pantone colors in Part 1 of this post. That post focused on the top row of accent colors from the Pantone site. Today I will continue with the second row of accent colors.
I know there is a lot of attention right now on upcoming fall/winter trends and colors because of the retail cycle, Nordstrom sale, etc., but summer is only half over! We can still get a lot of mileage from shopping our closets for outfits accessorized in the spring/summer trend colors.
As a reminder: Each beauty bundle contains at least one each of earrings, necklaces, scarves, bracelets, and shoes with an eye toward warm weather compatibility (e.g., no boots or heavy scarves). Note that I am aiming for neither 100% matching within the beauty bundle nor perfect fidelity to the precise Pantone color. I am quite sure that there is no Pantone Color Police Force wandering about with color swatches to make sure that your accessories are in absolute alignment to the dictated colors. If you are in the general ballpark, that's close enough! You will still be "on trend" wearing variants of the Pantone colors. (It's not like everything you see in stores that are based on these colors will be identical to the Pantone color or to each other in hue, saturation, and value either.)
Our first color today is the soft and muted "Glacier Lake," and I populated this set with items in my "Soft blue," "Slate blue," and "Light blue" categories. Cool, somewhat greyed-out light-to-mid blues are well-represented in my wardrobe. I have a mix of solid, ombré, and print items here, but it's no surprise that the silver metal reigns supreme; cool blue + silver is such a great combination.
Our second color is a gorgeous teal called "Harbor Blue" that leans more green than blue to my eye. All colors in the Blue-Green section of the color wheel are favorites of mine, so it was easy for me to create a set based on accessories from my "Dark teal," "Dusky teal," and "Aquamarine" groupings. I have a particular fondness for items that blend a few different shades of teal together, so there are several of them in this bundle.
Our third color is the warm brown "Coca Mocha" that makes sense as an accent color for some of us, but probably functions like a neutral for others. Since brown is not a primary color in my wardrobe, and I rarely wear warm brown (especially in the summer), my bundle includes items in a range of browns that nevertheless coordinate well in practice. A nice thing about an accessory set is that you don't wear all the pieces right next to each other, where variations in color are more obvious.
Our fourth color is "Dahlia," a stunning and vibrant purple that falls into the Red-Violet area of the color wheel. This is another beauty bundle that spans a range of hues from the warmer Red-Violets through the cooler Violets. My collection of purple items has grown along with my DIY jewelry hobby, but for now I'm still categorizing them in a single "Purple" color grouping.
Finally, the fifth color is a warm, high-energy red called "Poinciana" (which takes its name from the Royal Poinciana tree that has red or red-orange blooms). Once again, all forms of red (whether a slightly blue or slightly yellow undertone) are represented in my beauty bundle from my very general "Red" color category. I was a bit surprised to realize that I don't have a lightweight solid red scarf, though I haven't ever noticed its lack, so I wouldn't call it a wardrobe gap.
For creating outfits using these beauty bundles, I'm going to make this at least semi-systematic by organizing the outfits around some formulas. For the base outfits, we'll work with 3 options that all incorporate an accent color: accent top + neutral bottom, neutral top + accent bottom, and accent column. (The all-neutral options of neutral column, mixed neutrals, and white T + jeans base outfits were covered extensively in Part 1 of the series.) For accessories, we'll choose either 1 or 2 Pantone accents. And because it's always fun to play with the color wheel, I will also use color combinations like complementary, analogous, etc., as a guide. I'll also experiment with switching out one of the solid accessories with a bridge piece that combines colors.
Accent Top + Neutral Bottom + 1 Pantone Accent: Complementary
Neutral Top + Accent Bottom + 1 Pantone Accent: Monochromatic
Accent Column + 1 Pantone Accent: Analogous
Accent Top + Neutral Bottom + 2 Pantone Accents (1 of which is kind of neutral): Split Complementary
Neutral Top + Accent Bottom + 2 Pantone Accents: Triad
Accent Column + 2 Pantone Accents: Tetrad
Accent Top + Neutral Bottom + 2 Pantone Accents Accessories + An Accent Bridge Accessory
Neutral Top + Accent Bottom + 2 Pantone Accents Accessories + An Accent Bridge Accessory
Do you have a favorite of the 5 Pantone accent colors in this post? Do any of the color combination here appeal to you?
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