Winter is a magical time of year. A new year is wrapping up, and everyone’s hearts and minds are on what’s to come. We write our resolutions and turn our focus to self-improvement, saying farewell to last year’s old us. This state of mind is reflected heavily in winter fashion- especially in the color palette.
In the fall, colors go from the white and blue of the summer to orange and browns of Autumn to represent a sort of somberness. This shifts in December and even more so in January when our fashion is all about the rebirth of self, preparing for springtime, and reflecting nature’s spectacle. The color of the winter palette is a celebration of the magical scenery before us.
The color palette of December this year? Plumb purple, deep blue, and mauve pink. Imagine, if you will, a Bob Ross wintery scene. Prussian blue, titanium white, sap green, and alizarin crimson are often used by the artist to create a beautiful and magical wintery landscape scene. These same colors make up the 2020-2021 winter fashion color pallet.
As we touched in our blog, “Fashion Trends Fortune Telling”, the color purple is considerably associated with luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents creativity, wisdom, peace, independence, and magic. As well as plump purples, we also see hues of deep blue and bold indigo. Blue and indigo colors in winter fashion are not uncommon.
Purple is also the most powerful wavelength of the rainbow – and it’s a color with a powerful history that has evolved. The origins of the symbolism of purple are more significant and exciting than those of any other color. In fashion, this deep color has been worn by women, men, and children alike during the wintertime for many centuries to represent wealth and power- and oftentimes, luck.
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a bold and unique purple color that ranges from deep violet to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the purple stone protected the wearer from “drunkenness” either physically or of the spirit and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
Amethyst is still seen as a powerful and protective stone throughout the world today. It is worn by people of all beliefs to guards against negative energy and to transfer that energy into love, protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including anxiety, stress, and types of illnesses.
As this color is the February birthstone, it is often seen in magazines and on the runway worn in a wide variety of jewelry pieces or as crystal pendants throughout winter months.
Another fabulous color of winter is mauve! This combination of dusty pink, beige, and purple perfectly captures the essence of winter. This color is styled by accessorizing with handbags, scarves, and hats. Mauve lipstick and blush are the go-to makeup look for a classic wintery style for every fashion paramount and note-worthy stylist as this color is proven tried and true to make any skin-tone look amazing.
Blue is being rocked down the European runways and major fashion districts of Japan by every fashionista. Although blue denim is still very much prevalent, blue is being worn in more classy styles, especially as headwear.
We are so thrilled about this winter and all of the exciting fashion the season brings with it! Follow us for more fashion blogs.
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