Pantone’s Spring 2016 color report is in, and rose quartz is the color of the New Year. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, noted, “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” Well, no color makes me feel happier than the perfect shade of pink! Get a jump on the rose quartz craze with a variety of essentials that run the gamut from actual stones to pale pink accents to vivid showstoppers:
1. Monica Vinader Siren Rose Gold-Plated Quartz Earrings: Kick things off with a pair of stud earrings as unique as they are delicate. On NET-A-PORTER for $185.
2. Prada Platform Ankle-Wrap Sandal: A sky-high platform always finds its way onto my shopping list, and this dusty rose shade of pink makes this one a must. At Neiman Marcus for $790.
3. Vita Fede Mini Titan Stone Bracelet in Rose Quartz: No wrist is complete without Vita Fede’s Titan Stone bracelet. Or a whole stack of them. At Vita Fede for $400.
4. Gucci Brixton Leather Horsebit Loafer: Gucci’s horsebit loafer is so quintessentially preppy, it actually projects a subversive, edgy vibe right now. At Neiman Marcus for $630.
5. Chantecaille ‘Brilliant’ Gloss: Give your matte lipstick a break. Lip gloss is back, and Chanteicalle’s formula is one of the best I’ve come across. At Nordstrom for $33.
6. Max Mara Studio Juglas Coat: Pastel-colored coats used to be strictly for making a statement. Now they feel appropriate for nearly all occasions. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $1,195.
7. The Row Adabra Cape-Back Sleeveless Dress: The sweet hue of this gown will make you feel like a princess, while the cape detail will make you feel like a superhero. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $2,990.
8. Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Baby Leather Tote: Does it get any cuter than the Sac De Jour set to baby-sized scale in light baby pink? On My Theresa for $2,650.
9. Eddie Borgo Small ‘Boyd’ Clutch: I love the fact that Eddie Borgo has injected his great way with metals into a bag collection, and this sculptural handle does it for me. On Farfetch for $990.