Living Coral: How to wear 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year

I am unashamedly one of those creatives who gets really excited about the Pantone colour of the year. While I wasn’t particularly fond of 2017’s Greenery or 2018’s Ultra Violet, there’s something about Living Coral that electrifies me.

I was fully expecting 2019’s colour of the year to be burnt orange – something that alluded to drought and fire. Living Coral is tonally close, yet feels totally opposite – juicy, youthful, playful, a little bit kitschy. It feels like lipgloss, lollipops and kissing on a pier. All that is to say – I’m totally into it.

With that in mind, I’ve gathered a dozen of my favourite pieces on sale right now so you can get ahead on the trend.

  1. I love Isa Arfen and wish I led the kind of life that involved Serafina Sama’s dresses. £588 for sunshine made solid – what more could you want?
  2. I’m such a Rejina Pyo stan and am so happy she’s getting the mainstream attention she deserves. This sunset-hued number is my favourite piece from the SS19 collection and can be yours for £375.
  3. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to ready-to-wear, how about lip and cheek tint? £13 from & Other Stories.
  4. This bias-cut skirt from Topshop is sure to fly off the racks – the Réalisation-esque silhouette goes with everything. At £26, it’s a steal.
  5. Danse Lente aren’t going away any time soon. The Margot tote, £425, is another jolie laide creation that I’m into – it’s a very ‘throw it all in’ bag.
  6. Roxanne Assoulin’s Swarovski drop earrings are clip-on, so you can enjoy them even without pierced lobes. £160 at Net-a-porter.
  7. This Caroline Constas gingham top is calling my name, and it’s on sale – £145 for the perfect Brigitte Bardot inspired look.
  8. Leave it to Christian Louboutin to make heels you want to suffer in. The classic Pigalle Follies 100 look delectable in sugary coral silk, £545.
  9. Just go straight-up coral reef with Louis Vuitton’s SS15 Monogram Ramages collection, £862 via Farfetch.
  10. JW Anderson’s jumpers are my life six months of the year – this embroidered sweatshirt is cute and pretty affordable at 156 euros.
  11. Cult Gaia have a talent for cranking out summer favourites – and the Luna in cherry quartz is no exception. Snap it up on sale for $278 (£219) via cultgaia.com.
  12. These Tibi Alexis boots are everything – candy-pink with a soft sheen and sculptural heel, £333 at The Outnet.


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