Sunshine & Grey Skies-Pantone’s 2021 Color Picks

Every year, Pantone selects a color emblematic of what they see as trending in the coming year, not just in fashion, but also design and interiors. This year they selected two, no doubt sensing our collective optimism/apprehension for what this year has in store.

Before reading Pantone’s rationale for their selections, I’ll admit my initial take was a bit different. The optimism, literally “sunniness” of the yellow was obvious; but I interpreted the grey (perhaps because I live in western Oregon) as the cloud that still hangs over us.

Now that I’ve read their explanation, I admit I like theirs better-the grey represents a solid foundation and grounded quality, like stone.

So, what does this mean for fashion? Not a complete wardrobe change certainly, yellow is a very problematic color for a lot of us, but I expect to see it as an accent. The absolute easiest way to integrate it, if you can’t wear yellow near your face, is to mix it with blue!If you want some help incorporating this fresh color into your look, come see us!

As we continue our journey through this year, may you enjoy all the warmth of the illuminating sun, along with a rock solid foundation of optimism.

xoxo ~chris

p.s. If you want a musical version of this year’s Pantone color picks, here’s Joni Mitchell to illustrate – a song I love.

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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