Rise & Grind - Out With The Old

Happy New Year's Eve!
We are celebrating the end of 2020 and with that we embrace, "out with the old, in with the new". 
Today, we are talking about the Pantone Color of The Year for 2021, some tips for cleaning out your closet, & our guide to adding some of 2021's color to your own refreshed wardrobe!

Do you nerd out about the Pantone Color of The Year announcement like we do every year?! For over 20 years, this decision has influenced fashion, interior design, product packaging and more! Read on to learn more about this years color, the history and influence from Pantone themselves.

From Pantone:

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.

As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

Emboldening the spirit, the pairing of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 highlights our innate need to be seen, to be visible, to be recognized, to have our voices heard. A combination of color whose ties to insight, innovation and intuition, and respect for wisdom, experience, and intelligence inspires regeneration, pressing us forward toward new ways of thinking and concepts.


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 Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.


Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights the top seasonal runway colors, selects the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity. Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and color consulting, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to effectively leverage the power, psychology, and emotion of color in their design strategy.

Source: Pantone

We love a good end of year clean out, but going through your closet can be overwhelming. We've sharing an easy list of questions to help the process!

We love Christine from Less But Luxe, who is a home-edit guru. She shares her take on questions beyond "Does It Spark Joy?". 

From Christine:

"Addmitently, Marie Kondo’s famous question works well. Especially for items that earn a definite yes or no. But what to do with all those things you aren’t that clear about?

I recommend going through this more detailed list of question whenever you’re unsure if something sparks joy:

  • Is the item damaged or stained beyond repair?
  • Does it represent my (current or future) personal style?
  • What about the color and silhouette? Does it really suit me?
  • Does the garment fit me? If not, can I get it tailored?
  • Does it work for my current lifestyle?
  • Does it represent my real life or more my ‘dream lifestyle’?
  • Can I mix and match it with the other items in my wardrobe?
  • Can I create a complete outfit with that item, only with the clothes I have?
  • Does it still have the price tag on? Why?
  • Is there a memory attached to it? Good or bad?
  • How does it make me feel?

Check out more tips from Christine at the link below!

Source: Less But Luxe

We are so excited to let this year's Pantone color influence our wardrobe! Now that you have some space in your wardrobe, check out a few of our favorites in this inspiring and meaningful color palette. 

Tie Dye No Show Socks in yellow (5)

Mineral Washed Leggings in charcoal  (9)

Fulton Knit Cardigan in grey (4)

Indy Striped Cardigan in charcoal (11)

Amy Puff Sleeve Lounge Set in ash grey (13)

Buena Pocket Top in mustard (7)

Ultra Soft Crew Neck Sweater in mustard (3)

Ruth Maxi in light mustard (12)

Dixon Eyelash Popcorn Cardigan in mustard (10)

Thermal Zip-Up Hoodie in charcoal (6)

Braylin Tie Dye Poncho Tunic in charcoal (1)

Oaklynn Cuffed Sleeve Tunic in light mustard or sunshine (8) 

Embry Tie Dye Joggers in blue (2)


Happy New Year! We hope you are ready to let go of the old to embrace the new! 🥂