Spring Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge: Paloma

Welcome to the 3rd Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge hosted by me and Heidi from Literate & Stylish! Join us by wearing the selected color each day this week. Submit your link below or tag me @themodernausten on Instagram with the hashtag #pantonechallenge. You can read more about the challenge here!

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Thanks for stopping by Pantone week! We're linking up over on Heidi's blog, Literate & Stylish, today again and then back here Wednesday through Friday. Be sure to check out yesterday's challenge, Radiant Orchid!

Today's color is Paloma, a light, calming gray shade. I realized I didn't own much of this shade in my wardrobe, at least in terms of "spring clothing," so I made this striped tunic blouse work. I wear this top very frequently because it can be thrown on or layered so easily and its little details make it more interesting than a plain tee.

I think gray is one of my favorite neutrals because it's fresh, light, and not as predictable or common as black or brown. It's a great neutral for spring in particular, as it would be perfect paired with brights like coral, mint green, or teal.

I promise not all of my outfits will be this boring this week! I kept it simple because sometimes simplicity is best, but I'll try to throw in some more interesting looks in the next three days! :) Heidi and I are having such a great time checking out your looks, so keep them coming!

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Tomorrow we're brightening things up with Dazzling Blue! Show us your best looks:

The Modern Austen

**This link-up challenge is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Pantone–we just love their colors.  For more information about Pantone LLC and PANTONE® products, visit www.pantone.com.**