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Color Trend: Marigold, The Color That Will Brighten Up Your Outfits, and Possibly Even Your Life!

If you need some positivity and an injection of joy into your life, the great news is that this season’s color trends will give you all the tools to shine bright like the sun! The color of the moment is certainly marigold, and this is a shade that is all about joy, optimism, and energy. Just try wearing it without a smile on your face - it’s impossible!  

Now, there’s no denying that marigold may not be a color that everyone can pull off, but before you dismiss it completely, you should know that there are many variations of this color and even more ways to wear it - all the more reason to embrace it wholeheartedly!

 

DIFFERENT SHADES OF MARIGOLD

Marigold is a great color; it conjures warmth and it gives a sense of peace. This hue looks perfect on warm complexions and it goes beautifully with red or brown hair. However, cold complexions, brunettes, and platinum blondes should proceed with a bit more caution when wearing this color. If this is you, try a cooler shade of Marigold. As you can see, there are many variations!

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1. CO Ruffled Midi Dress 2. HENRI BENDEL Round Sunglasses 3. SMITH & CULT Nail Polish 4. BURBERRY Lipstick  5. MEL BOTERI Grey Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 6. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pumps 7. SCOSHA Diamond Ring

 

MARIGOLD BOTTOMS

If you’re keen to get involved with marigold but you’re a little unsure whether it’s the color for you, simply avoid wearing it on your top half, e.g. keep it away from your face. Why? Because this has the risk of making you look a little pale and drawn, so keep it on your bottom half instead. All you need to do is replace your marigold sweater with a pair of trousers in the same shade – instant fashion, a chic appearance, and when you pair it with brown boots, you’re bang on trend.

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1. GUILD PRIME Skinny Pants 2. ACNE STUDIOS Wool Sweater 3. ELEVENTY Shearling Vest 4. GENTLE MONSTER Square Sunglasses 5. BURBERRY Nail Polish 5. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Kat Tote 6. JEFFREY CAMPBELL Boots

 

MARIGOLD ACCESSORIES

If you don’t want to go all out and actually wear marigold, you can opt for accessories instead. A leather marigold bag will look very chic and perfectly complement your outfits, while a pair of shoes in the same color can be worn to add a pop of fashion to your outfit. You can easily enjoy the warmth and joy of this color and integrate it into your wardrobe without actually wearing it in your clothing. Throw on a marigold scarf, for example, and you will give your outfits instant flair!

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1. CURRENT/ELLIOTT Boyfriend Jeans 2. JOSEPH Turtleneck Sweater 3. ÉTOILE ISABEL MARANT Woven Coat 4. MAISON MICHEL Felt Hat 5. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Necklace 6. MEL BOTERI Sunglow Yellow Coco Small Shoulder Bag 7. GIANVITO ROSSI Suede Pumps

 

MARIGOLD COLOR COMBINATIONS

Black and marigold is probably the most common combination you’ll see, and it’s a seriously powerful one too. But, you shouldn’t stop there because marigold ‘goes’ with plenty of other colors too! Check out combinations with burgundy, brown, perhaps turquoise, or even dark green – it’s something which you may think shouldn't work, but it definitely does! If you go for blue, remember that a darker shade will complement the marigold much better than a lighter one.

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1. STEVE MADDEN Over-The-Knee Boots 2. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Crew Neck Jumper 3. BAUBLEBAR Choker Necklace 4. MAISON MICHEL Fedora 5. RAY-BAN Round Sunglasses 6. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 7. FRAME Distressed Denim Shorts

 

READY TO TRY MARIGOLD?

With spring just around the corner, you can fast-forward time and bring some sunshine into your life by mixing in some marigold, either in your clothing or your accessories. Don’t be afraid of this color, there is a shade for everyone and a way to wear it too!

Next week we’re going to check out flirty stilettos and give you a little advice on how to wear them a) to really up the ante with your outfit, and b) so you don’t break your neck in the process!

See you then!

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