One of the Pantone colors for fall is called SAMBA! It’s basically just red, but the fact that it’s called SAMBA! makes me happy. As I was looking for red pieces in my closet I kept pulling stuff out and saying, “Aaron! My closet has some SAMBA!” And he just sort of shook his head because he’s a guy and red is red and also he thinks (knows) that I’m crazy.
Anyway, I love that designers pulled such a bright color into their fall collections. Fall and winter so often call for black and gray and, as much as I love black and gray, it gets dull. A dash of SAMBA! helps liven things up pretty quickly!
I own a few red pieces, including a wool Pendleton blazer (a thrift store find), Gap pants (that I got many years ago and wear all the time), and a pair of red Adidas sneakers (little boys section at Marshalls). Just enough to get me on board with the trend this fall!
Here’s how I’ll be working SAMBA! into my outfit rotation whenever it finally cools down: