8 Ways to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year in 2020

By Chris Glover

Photo by Sandra Semburg

1. Polka Dots

Flattering on everyone, the right size and density of polka dots can do wonders for your silhouette. Invest in a cute polka dot mini dress or top in this rich jewel tone.

Haider Ackermann Brady Polka-Dot Satin-Jacquard Top

Kenzo Polka Dot Mini Dress

2. Tiered Dresses

Make your legs look 500-miles long with the perfect tiered dress. Finding one in classic blue combines two awesome fashion choices. Classic blue looks good on all skin tones, and tiered dresses look great on all body types. If you're feeling daring, seek out a patterned dress with a high waist.

River Island Blue Snake Printed Frill Wrap Midi Dress

Borgo De Nor Teodora Cotton-Blend Poplin Maxi Dress

3. Puff Sleeves

Fashionable and elegant, puff sleeves never go out of style. They can be dressed up or down with an on-trend blouse

SHEIN Puff Sleeve Key Hole Back Solid Top

or a statement dress. Both should have a place in your closet.

ASOS Flounce London Puff Sleeve Bardot Satin Mini Dress with Ruched Waist

4. Bralette

For a pop of this classic blue color, invest in a cute bralette to pair under a sheer top or a blazer. Even though bralettes can be a daring fashion choice, having it in a sophisticated color makes it a more accessible option.

ASOS Dorina Lace Longline Bralette in Blue

Free People Intimately FP Ilektra Lace Bralette

5. Soft Colored Leather

Even though sustainable fashion is the way of the future, it doesn't mean you can't wear leather. Invest in vegan leather clothes and accessories dyed this wonderful blue. They won't disappoint.

Rebecca Taylor Vegan Leather Midi Skirt

Rebecca Taylor Vegan Leather Wrap Dress

6. Coat Dress

How bold are you? Start this new decade off with a bang by investing in a classic blue coat dress like this one.

Dion Lee Trench Midi Dress - Blue

With tailored shoulders and a cinched waist, the right coat dress can make you feel powerful and sexy at the same time.

Blaze Milano Double Breasted Silk-Jacquard Midi Dress

7. Day-to-Night Sequins

The right sequined outfit in the right color can move from the office to drinks with friends with ease. Be the trendsetter at your workplace with a sequined top or bottom and stand out with your friends in the same piece later.

Club L London Sequin Baroque Wide Leg Pants

Chaser Sequined Hooded Sweatshirt

8. Sheer

While sheer tops aren’t always ideal for the office, they’re perfect for evening wear, vacation wear, and beachwear. If you’re after an office-friendly look, try pairing a sheer blouse with a solid tank top.

ASOS Weekday oversized organza shirt in blue

Beaufille Nebula Semi Sheer Tulle Blouse

There’s no shortage of ways to wear Pantone’s Classic Blue, so don’t be afraid to make bold and daring choices this year!

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