How to Wear Rose Quartz: The Pantone Color of the Year

When Rose Quartz was announced as one of Pantone's colors of the year, I couldn't have been happier. Not only had I started to incorporate this hue into my bedroom interior seven years ago, but it has definitely started making headway in my wardrobe for the last three - if you don't count all my years taking ballet as child. Adding it to my closet again helped bring out my ultra feminine side without having to wear ruffles or lace.

The pretty pink shade is soft and delicate, which is perfect for Valentine's Day and the upcoming spring season. The color has been on trend for several seasons now, however, it was seen in nearly every spring/summer 2016 collection last fall. Specifically Burberry and Prabal Gurung.

Rose Quartz works great if you have the right skin for it: fair with pink or neutral undertones. It can be worn in small doses by adding it as an accent to neutral outfits of whites, beige, gray or black. Or you can totally go for it like I did below in a blush-toned dress or separates. If you're going all in, stick to tailored silhouettes and rich textures to counter the sweetness of the shade.

C. Luce jacket
Lucy & Co. dress
Urban Outfitters tights
Vintage Chanel handbag
Pretty in Patina jewelry
Saks Fifth Avenue pumps