Following the runway collections at New York Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2017 season, color-expert company Pantone revealed its new selection of top 10 colors for next spring. The upcoming color hues for the next season fall in line with the most recent collections.
On Monday, Pantone released its color analysis to coincide with the end of the New York Fashion Week shows -- many of which are already employing "see-now-buy-now" retail models.
“Obviously, that’s a really important part of where the fashion industry is headed,” Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman told WWD on Monday.
“You have to look at things and ask would people say, ‘I love that color. I want it now.’ For us, it also plays into that whole idea of transitional seasons and offering options that are not just typical of seasons,” Eiseman stated.
If seasons are no longer the issue, then what is keeping us from wearing the trending colors today? Is it too early to begin wearing the coveted spring colors for fall?
The first day of fall is Thursday, Sept. 22, and there is probably no better time than the present to start wearing those colors.
Here's Pantone’s top 10 colors for next spring, and how to wear each color now for fall.
Primrose Yellow 13-0755: A buttery, sunny yellow, Primrose was seen throughout the runway collections for spring/summer 2017. Following the example of fashion blogger Rosyl Mejia, clearly, Primrose can be worn in cooler temperatures in a high-waited flare pant.
Niagra 17-4123: As seen at Joseph Altuzarra, this soft blue hue has already been deemed "denimlike." The seemingly ideal shade of soft, light-wash denim, find this color's denim match and wear in every iteration -- from denim buttons to the classic denim miniskirt (see Blonde Salad blogger Chiara Ferragni below).
Lapis Blue 19-4045: Similar to the stone lapis lazuli, this color kicks it up a notch beyond the standard navy (although navy is a signature fall color). While the deep, rich color is also great for longer autumn dresses, take inspiration from this image of model Martha Hunt from an Elle U.S. editorial and wear with a Lapis Blue fringed bag -- an alternative of a requisite black handbag for fall.
Island Paradise 14-4620: Likened to a tropical, airy blue, this is a spring color that can and should be worn a dress cut for fall -- think below-the-knee and with short or long sleeves. Designer Lela Rose showed lady-like lace dresses in her SS17 collection.
Pale Dogwood 13-1404: Like the flower, this subtle, muted shade of pink can be worn with any number of rich chestnut browns or deep rust reds for autumn months. Banana Republic made the case for A-Seasonal dressing when it paired this color with rich suede jackets and patent leather loafers.
Flame 17-1462: An easy color to pair with a variety of colors and pieces for fall -- pair this russet color with an oversized, heather-gray sweater or navy blue accents for the ultimate color combo. As seen at Tory Burch (where the designer went for an overload of prints), the designer also featured it prominently in her Tory Sport collection, making the case for autumn athleisure-wear.
Hazelnut 14-1315: Significantly lighter than true hazelnut, this neutral was seen on the runway for Baja East. Take inspiration from the brand's take on overalls and pair them with an oversized sweater underneath.
Kale 18-0107: Yup, just like the salad. What could be likened to an army-green color, this is another no-brainer for fall dressing. Although DKNY showed micro shorts and bralettes, try an army jacket or silk trousers to get the look for fall.
Pink Yarrow 17-2034: Vibrant and bold, this color nearly borders on magenta. Taking a cue from Roberto Cavalli, integrate this pop of color into an autumn wardrobe by picking up a leather patchwork (or in the case below, python from Cavalli's FW16 collection) coat.
Greenery 15-0343: Significantly lighter than the darker Kale color above, this yellow-green shade is perfect for autumn. Helena Manzano already made a case for the "Greenery" colored T-shirt at London Fashion Week, and it's perfect to wear now.