Welcome to Part 3 of our Spring & Summer 2022 Fashion Forecast. Today we’re taking a little departure from style and silhouette trends to focus on the colors that are predicted to dominate the seasons. But I am still staying true to our format of sharing four color trends that I think are very wearable for women over 50 and one that I personally may not participate in.
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Because these trends are taken from the catwalks of fashion week shows this past year, the colors we’ll be talking about may not be available yet in much volume, if at all. But I’ve found a good representation of the four colors I’m excited about anyhow. And I’m sharing a downloadable chart with all the Pantone 2022 Spring and Summer Fashion Forecast colors.
The Pantone Color Institute is recognized as a respected authority in the fashion and interior design industries. Each year they provide a slate of colors that they predict to be popular in Spring/Summer and then in Fall/Winter. This list is based on the fashions shown on the catwalks in the New York fashion week in the preceding year.
Keep in mind that these colors are not exact representations of what we’ll be seeing in the stores necessarily. They simply represent the range of hues which might show up in the stores you shop.
Pantone also suggests that these colors generally reflect the shifts in our culture, and this year they predict that we are craving colors which evoke joyful adventure, comfort and familiarity, playfulness along with clarity and optimism. To that, I say, “Yes!”
I present to you the Pantone 2022 Spring/Summer Colors ala Dressed for My Day.
You can download that graphic onto your phone or other device so you’ll have it for future reference. Just tap on it or hold your finger on it (depending on your mobile device) and follow the instructions that pop up.
I love so many of the colors in our Spring/Summer 2022 Color predictions. I’m especially a fan of the ultra sheer pinks and blues. I think those are colors that older women can generally wear well because they are soft. But I also love both shades of red in the palette. The innuendo is a cross between a deep pink and red, reminding me of OPI’s classic nail color shade, Dutch Tulips. And I’m all on board for more deep, chocolate brown. So I’m happy to see Coca Mocha in the list. I have a feeling we’ll continue to see a lot of cognac brown accessories in the lineup.
But don’t overlook the neutrals in the list. Pantone always provides updates on neutrals, too. And I think it’s interesting that the only green we see in this year’s list is Basil in the neutrals group. I’ve heard green is expected to show up a lot this spring and summer, so I guess the shade to watch for is this rather soft, earthy iteration.
And I love those softer neutrals: Snow White, Perfectly Pale and Northern Droplet. Again, those are all creamy shades that can look beautiful on women of a certain age. Even the Poppyseed is such a nice shade of grey, soft but still pigmented and deep.
What are your favorite colors in the predictions chart? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. But now let me share the four colors I’m most excited about. I’d love to share a graphic with all of them…and maybe I will later. But it took me all day to come up with what I am sharing here. Like I mentioned, it’s not easy finding these colors right now since a lot of brands have not introduced much of their spring line. But I think I found a fair representation so we can at least begin to get a taste for these lovely shades.
We can enjoy wearing shades of Innuendo in lipstick and nail polish, of course. But this deep, cherry pink-red will also work well in dresses, blouses and tees. And if you’re game, you will undoubtedly find this vibrant shade in pants and shorts and shoes, too.
I saw colorways in the stores similar to Innuendo with names that included words like cherry, punch, strawberry, raspberry, tulip and…red. I’m including a shopping widget with each of the five colors I’m exploring. Remember, it’s early for spring fashions. But browsing these is a good way to develop an eye for the color.
What do you think about Innuendo? Will you be adding this shade to your wardrobe for spring and summer?
I’m always a fan of blue. And this icy, cool blue is oh so sweet. Last spring I purchased a pair of crocodile print loafers in this shade and they were fun to wear even with jeans. So I think Spun Sugar is going to present us with so many opportunities for adding just the palest touch of blue to our spring and summer outfits.
Look for similar shades of blue with names like sky, ice, windswept, cloud and arctic sky. What do you think about Spun Sugar?
I like the possibilities with Gossamer Pink because it’s not a true pink, nor is it mauve. Pink can look a little juvenile and mauve can age us. But this spring and summer we should see plenty of offerings in this sophisticated, soft pink that works well for most any skin tone.
Granted, for some of us, a little of this shade goes a long ways. Too much and we can look a little washed out. But balance this soft feminine shade with other more pigmented hues and most any woman can enjoy wearing this lovely hue.
I’m seeing colors similar to Gossamer Pink with names like rose smoke, opal blush, organdi and…pink.
What about you? Will you be wearing Gossamer Pink this spring and summer?
This vibrant shade of red reminds me of the color of the Poinsettias that filled my home during the holidays. In fact, with a name like Poinciana, I have to think there is a tie-in to that hothouse bloom. I’d say this is a warm shade of red, but it’s so vibrant that it can play cool, too. It could be fun to wear in your clothing this summer. Or save it for accessories like shoes, handbags or jewelry.
I found shades of red similar to Poinciana with names like true red, red rouge, vermillion, and luminous red.
Does this shade of red suit you?
If you’ve been counting you know that we’re on number five. That means I’ve shared the four trending colors I’ll be eagerly trying this spring and summer. But Daffodil is on my wait and see list.
When I was a teenager I had a darling, bright yellow windbreaker that I absolutely loved. But on two different occasions when I was wearing that jacket I was stung by a confused yellow jacket. Yeah. You can’t make these things up! Anyhow those memories gave me a bit of an aversion to wearing yellow. But I have to admit, this Daffodil yellow does lift my spirits and make me eager for warmer days!
Last year Illuminating yellow was the color of the year. It was a lighter, perhaps even brighter, yellow. This year’s trending yellow is more deeply pigmented, a little warmer and very rich. It simultaneously evokes feelings of joy and comfort, wouldn’t you say? For a better understanding of the difference between the two yellows, take a look at Talbots’ chinos. Last year’s bright Deep Citron is very representative of Illuminating yellow, while this year’s deeper, warmer Lemon Chiffon aptly represents Daffodil.
Actually Daffodil yellow is a great shade to wear in splashes with accessories. So you probably will see me try it.
Of course, there are other great colors in the Pantone 2022 Spring and Summer predictions. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’re excited about. As with all trends, these are simply variations on what we’ve already been wearing. So if you have, say, Illuminating yellow in your closet from last year, you absolutely can and should still wear it. This year we’ll be seeing LOTS of color. And the more the merrier!
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Have a lovely winter day!
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Some days I grow frustrated with myself for not being more godly. I want to be like Christ in all my thoughts, words and behavior. But I still battle with temptation. And some days, especially when I’m tired, lonely, angry or hungry, my flesh wins out, resulting in behaviors I later regret.
But I know not to beat myself up over my humanity. God is well aware that I am made of dust. And He is patient to grow me in Christ likeness. My part in the process is to spend ample time in God’s Word each day so that, like the shower I take an hour or so later, it can wash over me and do something fresh in my life. Today let’s commit to reading God’s Word with a deep desire to be changed from the inside out. As we read and study and meditate on it, God uses His Word supernaturally to change us…little by little…until we become more like His Son.
Holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s Word. ~ Ephesians 5:26