Celebs show us how to flaunt Pantone's 2015 color of the year

Yesterday, Pantone officially announced that the color of 2015 will be: Marsala. Until now, we didn’t associate Marsala with anything other than the chicken dish we order at our favorite Italian spot (which is delicious) but now it’s got a whole new, chic-er meaning: its “a naturally robust and earthy wine red” that is “subtly seductive” (according to their website).

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We don’t have to nor want to wait until next year to start flaunting the intoxicating shade. In fact, celebs (who are always 6 steps ahead style-wise) have been expertly sporting it over the past two weeks. And whether you just want to flirt with the hue or you want to commit full-on, we’ve got a spectrum of Marsala inspiration ready to go.

Pantone Marsala


If you’re not ready for a wardrobe overhaul but want to test it out, try a sweep of wine-colored lipstick like Olivia Munn’s here. You can score one for the price of a latte (CoverGirl’s Continuous Color Lipstick in Vintage Wine is only $6.49). Bonus: You don’t need much makeup when wearing such a rich, deep lip. Pair it with some BB cream, bronzer, mascara and you’re gorgeous.

Another subtle way to wear the shade is with a belt like Amanda Seyfried. Layer it over darker shades for a moodier vibe or pair it with nudes à la Seyfried for a romantic spin. Flower crowns are optional.

Want to wear Marsala all day, every day? Snag a fab purse like Taylor Swift’s. Actually, why not snag Taylor Swift’s? It’s only $50 and you can buy at the mall or on aldoshoes.com. She’s been wearing hers over and over (and over).

If you’re ready to go Marsala-crazy (or krazy?), slip on a matching pencil skirt and drape-y cape-like crop top like Mrs. Kardashian-West’s Juan Carlos Obando number. Or you could just find a dress in the color if dragging around yards of fabric isn’t your thing.

What do you think of Pantone’s latest it color? How are you planning to wear it? Are you suddenly craving Italian food and a glass of red? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comments!

–Loni Venti