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Style: Colorful to Classic

Tradition with a twist

The 2020 color palette released by the Pantone Color Institute is more than just familiar. It conveys a sense of ease but allows for unique twists and turns to highlight self-expression and modernity. The executive director of Pantone describes it as “combining our desire for stability and creativity with a colorful youthful update that creates energizing and optimistic pairings.” The palette ranges from colorful favorites and seasonal core colors to classic neutrals. LOCAL Life stylist Roxanne Gilleland scoured the racks of local shops and boutiques to find those “in” color hues worth adding to your wardrobe in 2020.

Available at COCOON
Both available at SHOP! / Both available at Island Child
Available at Knickers / Both available at THE BACKDOOR
Both available at Gigi’s Boutique / Available at Knickers
Both available at OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD

It’s official. For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. The color of 2020 is Classic Blue.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute executive director. “It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PATONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”


Photography Lisa Staff   Stylist Roxanne Gilleland
Jock Miller, Lily Perez, Christie LeFrancis, Harper Zehms
Samantha Curran, Makeup Madame

Make a statement

Eyewear and handbags — accessories that are more than just a utility. A magnificent handbag is practical to transport your belongings on the go, but it also completes your look as does a piece of jewelry. Eyewear is the same. Whether you wear them with prescription lenses or use them to enhance your outfit, glasses can seriously take your look to the next level. It’s no wonder spectacle trends are so popular. From geometrical, slim and oversized, to cat-eye and distinctive details, there are endless options for everyone this season.

Available at Optical Solutions (top) Available at Spartina 449 (middle) Available at Eyeland Optique (bottom)