Happy New Year! 2014 was quite the year – new challenges, new lessons, new friends – each and every experience taught me so much. 2015, on the other hand, seems like the year for better opportunities and prospects – a year where I can truly focus on myself.
I have a great feeling about this year – here’s hoping the best is in store for everyone!

The perfect way to welcome a brand new year is, of course, by letting go of the old and embracing the new. 2014’s subtle and delicate Pantone colour, Radiant Orchid, has been replaced by the strong and earthy, Marsala. Much like the Italian wine that it gets its name from, the pantone colour of the year is a tasteful hue with a rich tone that emanates a sophisticated and natural earthiness.

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Source: PANTONE

A hearty yet stylish shade, Marsala holds universal appeal. The colour works for both men and women when it comes to apparel and accessories, thus allowing for greater experimentation and creativity. The warm and seductive tone is flattering against various skin tones which makes it a suitable option for beauty products – whether you’re looking for highlights for the cheek or a pop of colour for nails, lips and hair. Marsala is also the go-to colour for jewellery this year – rubies, rhodonite, tourmalines, garnets – there is an endless list of gemstones that capture the shade. Being a naturally robust and earthy wine red, it brings warmth to your home and interiors too.

Here are a few items you can purchase to add this organic yet glamorous shade to your own closet:

Womenswear

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Mango Leather Biker Jacket

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Zara Cherry Red Lace Tube Dress

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Forever 21 Frayed Scarf

Menswear

Ralph Lauren Classic Wine Classic-Fit Mesh Polo

Ralph Lauren Classic Wine Classic-Fit Mesh Polo

Zara Jacket with Contrast Collar and Cuffs

Zara Jacket with Contrast Collar and Cuffs

Women’s Jewellery

Aldo Lariasa Necklace

Aldo Lariasa Necklace

Forever 21 Gone Boho Bangle Set

Beauty

MAC Tribalist Heirloom Lipstick

MAC Tribalist Heirloom Lipstick

Colorbar Vamp Nail Lacquer Pro

Colorbar Vamp Nail Lacquer Pro

NARS Outlaw Blush

NARS Outlaw Blush

Sephora's Bold Marsala Mascara and Brow Highlighter

Sephora’s Bold Marsala Mascara and Brow Highlighter