Marsala Is the Pantone Color of 2015: Shop the Cutest Fashion, Beauty Items in the Shade!

Blake Lively at Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014.
Introducing... marsala! Blake Lively worked the wine shade in Cannes this past May. Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage.com

It's official: Marsala is the color of 2015!

Now, what exactly is marsala, you ask? According to the color pros over at Pantone, who announce what the next year's breakout hue will be every 365 days, marsala is much more than a tasty wine to help you season your chicken. It's also a lovely terra-cotta red shade—and it's about to be everywhere in one month's time.

Not to say we haven't seen the signs! Khloe Kardashian (at Elton John's Oscar party in March), Blake Lively (in Cannes in May, above), and Zoe Saldana (promoting Guardians of the Galaxy in July) all chose the tone for big events this year, cluing us in to the pigment's growing popularity. Bonus: All of the ladies, with their various hair, skin, and eye colors, looked gorgeous in marsala!

That's why we went ahead and rounded up some of our favorite style and beauty pieces, so you can get a jump start on grabbing next year's universally flattering shade. Happy shopping! (And good luck not thinking too much about delicious marsala-soaked food. Mmm, marsala…)

Pantone Color of the Year

Add a splash of the color with these fashion finds: Halogen "Melinda" Ankle Strap Pumps in Burgundy ($100, Nordstrom.com); No Nonsense Super-Opaque Tights in Scarlet ($6, NoNonsense.com); Forever 21 Skinny Corduroy Pants in Burgundy ($16, Forever21.com); Nasty Gal "Jolie" Wool Hat in Burgundy ($48, NastyGal.com); Tory Burch Plastic Cat Eye Sunglasses in Bordeaux ($175, NeimanMarcus.com).

Or, try a hint of marsala with these beauty picks: Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux ($24, Smashbox.com) and Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Allspice ($15, Aveda.com).

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