It’s the last month of 2019, and global trendsetters have already begun with their fashion forecasts! We’re talking about the Pantone Color of the Year 2020- the biggest palette trendsetter that is all set paint the globe with a new shade. Where the ongoing year witnessed a flood of coral shades following Pantone declaring this tropical hue as the color of 2019, the coming calendar is all game for a more relaxed palette. The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue- a soothingly elegant color that stems from one of the coolest bands of the spectrum. Inspired by the quiet sky at dusk, this peaceful shade is ready to rule the last year of the decade.

Pantone Color trends have since long been a strong guiding force for several industries, including fashion across the globe. With the cultural borders diffusing and fashion trends quickly replicated across different zones, you will find most of the Indian ethnic-wear brands and designers adhering to the global palette trend.

Blue Cotton Suit with Floral Print

Pantone Color of the Year and the Indian Ethnic Wear Segment

As a fashion enthusiast, you may want to follow the official palette and don the classic blue hue several times in the coming year. Even if you’re not one of those avid Pantone trend followers, there are several fabulous reasons to embrace Classic Blue and make it a part of your Indian wardrobe.

  • The shade is very soothing by itself- and is a lovely breather for a tropical country like India, where the heat dictates us to wear cool tones. But if you’re living overseas where the weather is relatively pleasant, we still have plenty of upvotes for Classic Blue.
  • A medium tone that is perfectly balanced on the scale of effervescence and subtlety, the color carries a charmingly sophisticated vibe.
  • And the best part is- Classic Blue is extremely versatile! You can conveniently wear a classic blue cotton churidar suit for a business meeting, a blue chiffon saree for a dinner date, a crystal-studded blue anarkali suit for your engagement- and plenty of other occasions- in fact- Classic Blue is a color that you can wear anytime- anywhere!

Latest ethnic wear styles in Classic Blue

Although we’ve dedicated this post to the trendsetting hue, as fashion mavens, we’ve got to look at the bigger picture. Adapting the latest trends in ethnic and fusion wear with the ruling shade of Classic Blue, we’ve picked some pretty outfit choices for different occasions, so start scrolling!

Chic Office-Style

Blue Ombre Rayon Handworked Long Kurti with Bell Sleeves

With its simplicity vibe and near-neutrality, classic blue is indeed an office-friendly color. It has the right balance to give you a subtle and formal look with an energetic feel. Above all, it is a pretty shade from the fashion perspective- easy for keeping your modish-self intact through the most stressful workdays.

Blue Ombre Chiffon Georgette Printed Saree

Look for choices like blue printed palazzo suits with vivacity infused prints, straight-cut or A-line kurtis, and cotton/linen sarees in the soothing Pantone shade for the coming year!

Cool Blue Casuals

Blue Cotton Printed Short Kurti

Apart from being the official color trend for 2020, Classic Blue is undisputedly the coolest shade that you can sport for all seasons- to beat the scorching summer heat, feel spirited during the gloomy monsoon days, and to blend in with the icy feels of winter.

Blue Georgette Floral Embroidered Straight Cut Palazzo Suit

Putting the shade together with the latest trends in ethnic-wear, you can pick frock-style kurtis, ruffle sarees, plain suits with designer dupattas, and embroidered jacket suits- some of the topmost trends expected to rule in the coming year as well!

Festive Spirit

Sky Blue Silk Designer Anarkali Suit with Patola Print

Coming to choosing the best festive and wedding styles for 2020- well, we’re all game for the Classic Blue rush! It’s the era when Indian ethnicity is going global. So while traditional shades like royal blue and peacock blue are ruling the festive-wear segment, Classic Blue is a gorgeous breather for the ones looking for ethnic sophistication.

Blue Imported Indo Westarn

Plain blue or shaded floor-length suits in fluid fabrics, or printed/embroidered anarkali suits with dense hand-woven silks, are apt for moments of celebrations, and so are sarees in Banarasi brocades and Kanchipuram silks.

Blue Silk Designer Saree with Floral Embroidery and Tasseled Border

The Classic Blue hue is in complete harmony with timeless fashion in men’s wear; after all, blue has always been the official ‘Man’s Color’! And well, men’s fashion is all set to reach another level with plenty of versions rolling out in men’s kurtas, designer sherwanis, dapper Jodhpuri suits, and off-beat indo-western silhouettes.

Pantone-friendly Ethnic Add-ons

Blue Banarasi Silk Traditional Dupatta with Bandhej Print

When we talk fashion, we mean a perfect head-to-toe look, and that includes an array of add-ons! Banarasi dupattas with zari-woven artistic intricacies and digitally printed designer dupattas are trending add-ons; you can easily style your plain suits and Kurtis upwards with them. Perfectly complementing pinks, reds, greens, and neutrals, a Classic Blue designer dupatta can be a versatile add-on for your 2020 wardrobe.

Blue Imported Printed Clutch

Taking the Pantone color further into your closet, you can stock up on one or more blue clutch bags, beaded necklaces, loop earrings, and a few footwear styles; after all, it’s a delight to be sporting the global trend!