Creating outfits from Pantone’s Spring/Summer 2019 Colour Palette

As a graphic designer, there’s nothing I love more than colour – and this carries over into my love of fashion. Pantone has recently revealed their Spring/Summer palette for 2019 and excited isn’t enough of a word to describe how – well ‘excited’ – I am! The distinct colour schemes that Pantone have released follow a theme of ‘multicultural’, something we’ve already seen highlighted in designers collections from London Fashion Week this month – vibrant reds from Burberry, pretty pinks from Huishan Zhang, and elaborate earthy tones from On|Off Presents… The palette was designed for New York Fashion Week which we saw at the start of this month, but as a British bitch of course I was going to take my inspiration from the London event.

This got me thinking, with this multicultural theme and such amazing vibrant colours (and a beautiful neutrals palette too), can I put together outfits which have to include four colours from the whole palette? I’ve split the colours into four distinct groups of four colours each to reflect the multicultural theme of the Pantone Spring/Summer 2019 palette and taken inspiration from the fashion of these cultures to put together looks that you can recreate in the Spring. With the Spring/Summer collections not making their way into high street stores yet, I will be doing a budget version of this post when the time comes, so keep your eyes peeled. For now, let’s see how you can create these looks ahead of time with what’s in the stores right now!

*Disclaimer: I mean absolutely no disrespect to any cultures mentioned – my inspiration comes from what I personally associate with the chosen cultures, in both fashion inspiration and colours from what I have experienced of these cultures and on visiting locations.

Vibrant reds and zesty yellows: Spain 


© all clothing items copyright New Look

Look created from: New Look
Camel leather-look block ring front tote bag – £27.99
Red strap dial watch – £10.99
Gold asymmetric bead necklace – £5.99
Wide fit dark red faux snakeskin panel Chelsea boots – £19.99
Curves navy high waist super skinny jeans – £17.99
Curves mustard revere collar boxy shirt – £17.99   £12

Total: £100.94   £94.95

Pretty pinks and royal blues: England


© all clothing items copyright TopShop

Look created from: TopShop
Coin stack rings – £6.50
Mini tassel stone drop hoop earrings – £8.50
Sport glitter tube socks – £4
Round faux fur bumbag – £22
Converse All Star low trainers – £64.99
Button front shirt dress by Glamorous Petite – £34
Sugar pink denim jacket – £45

Total: £184.99

Rich yellows and earthy greens: Africa


© all clothing items copyright River Island

Look created from: River Island
Brown gold tone chain link round watch – £35
Gold tone amber crystal drop earrings – £10
Beige leopard print cut-about clip top purse – £20
Yellow suede curve vamp block heel shoe boots – £50
Khaki green leather trim blazer – £70
Rust paper-bag button front pencil skirt – £35
Khaki halter neck sleeveless top – £24

Total: £244

*All of the fashion and accessory items chosen are available in ‘plus size’ at the time of writing this post. All prices are correct at the time of writing this post.


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