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color theory: we heart teal

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one of our all-time favorite hues is back: teal! the perfect blend of blue and green, this rich, delectable hue is always a winner. it’s made a few appearances, accenting our wardrobes over the last few years, but this is the year of it’s true comeback. the color experts at Pantone named mykonos blue one of their favorites for fall, and designers’ fall/winter runway shows sparkled with an array of teal shades. full swing into autumn, we are seeing these blues and greens all over, from head to toe; from the runway to the shops and the streets.

why is it the perfect color, you ask? well, who doesn’t love a color that can be rocked by both guys and gals in an equally fabulous way? it can be edgy, girly, bold, sophisticated, or essentially anything in between. the rich jewel tone is flattering in any season, layered with other colors or simply a statement on its own.

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(clockwise, from top left)

georgia o’keeffe’s classic and inspiring paiting “blue flower” (http://whitney.org/Collection/GeorgiaOKeeffe)

a stunning monique lhuillier creation for fall 2013 in black and teal ombre gorgeousness (http://www.newyorkfashionweek.com/index.php/runway-collections?page=http://images.fashionwatch.com/nyfw/2013/FW13/monique-lhuillier/)

our new favorite nail lacquer, essie’s “go overboard” is fabulous for fall (wearing it now!) (http://www.essie.com/Colors.aspx)

topman’s pretty teal sweater makes it easy for guys to jump on the trend and keep it cool (http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33059&storeId=13051&productId=12283736&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=37K08GBLE&resultCount=1&geoip=home)

a gorgeous silk chiffon number from j crew is the perfect cocktail dress for a night on the town, and it also looks great with a blazer, tights, and boots for office ready chic (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_special_sizes/petite/dresses/PRDOVR~93102/93102.jsp?srcCode=AFFI00001&siteId=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-tMQfYOm%2AjwkHMqAKo3tQXQ)

elegantly casual teal pants paired with metallic neutrals at kenneth cole for fall 2013 (http://www.newyorkfashionweek.com/index.php/runway-collections?page=http://images.fashionwatch.com/nyfw/2013/FW13/kenneth-cole/)

jayson home’s old-world character shines in this stunning chair, updated in rich teal velvet (http://www.jaysonhome.com/furniture/chairs/penelope-chair-1.html)

frye’s beautiful riding boot gets a punch of color with a soft teal in their typical luxurious leather (http://www.countryoutfitter.com/products/32753-womens-sabrina-14l-boot-teal&source=googleps?gclid=CL6avo2_i7oCFeI-Mgod5EcAJA&gclsrc=aw.ds)

our current obsession- cole haan’s village tote bag, here in a delectable teal color, is chic but holds all of the essentials, including your laptop (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-village-tech-tote/3560596?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=946&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_3_C)

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Author: erinlindsay

I'm cute and poetic, I create stuff, I am the shiznitt

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