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Marsala - Colour of the Year!

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Marsala is Pantone colour of the year for 2015.    It is an elegant colour - browny, reddy, purply -  but not necessarily easy to wear.  Here at Style Potential I know how to work colour to everyone’s best advantage.  If you have a  soft and muted colouring and favour chic and understated looks, you can wear it head-to-toe.  For everyone  else, wear it with your favourite colours from your palette, either in contrast (Clears and Deeps) or blend it  (Lights, Warms and Cools).

Here are a few tips on how each dominant colouring can wear Marsala.

The SOFT colourings (you have mousey hair that you may have highlighted à la Jennifer Aniston). Marsala on you will create an elegant and sophisticated look when you wear it head to toe.  Why don’t you try it with one of your neutral shades like Taupe or Rose Brown?

Jennifer AnistonMarsala clothes and shoesModels in marsala

The LIGHTS  (you have very light blond hair and pale blue or green eyes. Think Gwyneth Paltrow). Wear Marsala if you are looking for an understated look on its own, or with Stone or Pewter shades.  For a more colourful ensemble, wear it with Petrol or Light Teal.

Gwyneth PaltrowStone and Pewter coloursModels in marsala

The WARMS  (red-heads like Julianne Moore). Go for the Wow factor when you wear it with your Orange Reds and the Greens in your palette such as Turquoise and Lime

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The DEEPS (dark hair and dark eyes – think Eva Longoria or Halle Berry) You can bring Marsala into your wardrobe in a print together with your Burgundies, Aubergines, Damsons and purples.

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The CLEARS (think contrast between hair, eyes and skin tone just like the Duchess of Cambridge). Marsala is a soft and muted colour so it would not be the first choice for you - however it would be a great lipstick!  It can work as part of a print with shades such as Chinese Blue, Emerald Turquoise or Fern, for example. Or you may want to opt for an accessory, bracelets and handbags would work a treat.

Duchesse of CambridgeMarsala printMarsala lipstickMarsala bracelet

The COOLS (that’s the silver fox or salt-and-pepper girls out there like Jamie-Lee Curtis or Helen Mirren) You will wear Marsala when you prefer a softer approach to colour in your wardrobe.  Wear it with greys from Charcoal to Silver Grey.

Jamie-Lee CurtisHelen MirrenMarsala coloured clothes and accessories


If you live in  Hampshire, the New Forest, Southampton or the  Isle of Wight (I pick up from the Hythe ferry!) and aren’t sure what your dominant colouring, style or face shape is, why not come and have a consultation with me -  I absolutely love helping women to find their best look - so rewarding and such great feedback!

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