Now that this Cincinnista has come up for air from an amazing yet crazy 2015, it’s time to talk 2016!
Well, from an interior design standpoint, get this: Benjamin Moore’s design color of the year is pure white. Yes, the trend is towards softer muted colors, yet here is the catch: select bold colors such as buttercup, fiesta, green flash, snorkel blue and peach (yes, pull out that bridesmaids dress…ugh!) are all in. Not to mention, InStyle’s two colors for the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity (a light sky blue)…pastels are not exactly my personal favorites. In my opinion, the colors this year are all over the place. Solution: wear what looks best on you and rock it with those existing “in” items from 2015: flare pants, fringe accessories, graphic prints and tie blouses. What I do notice different is the return of ruffles, lace and eyelit…especially with classic white. While I love a bit of this, I was so ruffled out 5 years ago, almost all my ruffles have been disposed of! Oh well…time to update! The bottom line: us fashion forward Cincinnista’s need to update while maintaining our current style and class. Cheers!