Is Gray the New Black?

What colors stand the test of time? Let’s investigate what colors last in fashion.

Thanks for joining us for the second part of our The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior installment. This post included several color mentions, a bold statement to declare in something not as fleeting as a TikTok video! So I decided to dive deeper, fashionista! In the dictionary for ‘B’, today I am reviewing Dior’s mention of colors, “black” & “blue” in reference to the fashion world.  

We know that some trends repeat and come back in style every so often. IMHO, the color black is timeless, chic, elegant, versatile. Whether you are wearing a LBD or cozy jumpsuit, black nails + black wedge boots and you’ve got endless looks to choose from.  Colors become “the new black” year after year, so what colors are in this year?

Before we go further, the color blue also made Dior’s dictionary list. “Among all the colors, navy blue is the only one that can complete with black” – The Little Dictionary of Fashion, by Christian Dior. Some of my absolute favorite pieces are navy blue (thanks to Kendra from Art of Style!). In 2020, Pantone announced that Classic Blue would be one of the colors of the year. Did you notice more blues in your closet last year? Navy blue and other blues don’t often snag the attention at the start of a new season, but blue will come back again, and to us also be an essential color in your closet-just adjust the shade for your complexion.

Back to our question at hand, what colors can you plan for this season? Pantone has announced to expect gray and yellow to illuminate our newsfeeds for 2021, specifically, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Marie Claire confirms for spring that yellow and silver will dance down our fashion runways, confirmed by Vogue. From our yearning for calm with Classic Blue in 2020, to our current invitation of unity and hope, fashion is an expression of what is going on beneath the surface. “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Have questions? Chat us here! As always, I encourage you to wear what feels like you, fashion ‘rules’ aside. 

Thanks for reading and until next time,

XO Fashion Stoppe 

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