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Every year Pantone comes up with the color of the year and we wonder why this one? But we still go gaga over the colors they choose, don’t we 😉 This year its Marsala (earthy wine red or maroon to the layman), a color which appeals to both the sexes and is perfect for many skin tones. From contemporary dandy to sport luxe, this color has it all. From shirts to those rugged jeans, this color can be easily worked into your wardrobe and make a statement.

Marsala is a romantic and enticing shade that is as rich as it is versatile. “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, who had a hand in naming the color after drinking the fortified wine on a trip to Sicily.

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I love the hue so much that I tried it with my favorite trend again- Monochrome. Here is how I wore the color of the season. Let me take you through the little details in this look which you can try, if not the full look.

I added some more drama to the already dramatic color. I paired my marsala denims with an ombre tee shirt in similar color.

I kind of liked the whole transition from light to dark in my look. It’s edgy casual which can be worn from day to night.24 copy

To compliment the whole look, I paired it with my floral espadrilles to add a little bit of print drama to this monochrome look.


A simple brown watch by Timberland and vintage sunglasses by Joe Black in the shades of brown and maroon is like cherry on the cake.

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If you are little afraid of trying this bold color, the easiest way is by incorporating it in little details. Try some accessories first before going all the way. Some shoes, wallets or a belt is a good start.

If you want to plan an outfit using other colors, here is the color palette which you can try. Tried, tested and certified by Pantone :) In simpler terms, khaki, mustard and rust works well and you can always throw in that classic white shirt for a semi formal look. MarsalaPalette245

And here are the tips to try this look if not this way:

  1. If you have a marsala tee shirt or a shirt, pair it with your basic khakis and brown loafers. Perfect for a day look.
  2. The marasala chinos or jeans can be worn with a white shirt or a tone down mustard polo tee shirt.
  3. Keep accessories simple whenever you are trying the color. Don’t over do it with any flashy colors. Keep it brown or tan and let marsala take the stage.
  4. If you are wearing a marsala belt, make sure you wear it with the right shade of burgundy oxfords for a formal look. For a casual look, you can go for black or tan loafers.

On this note let me get marsala-fied a bit more, by having that glass of red wine. See you next time. *Gulps* 😀

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