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5 Chic Fashion Color Palettes Perfect for Every Day in March 2022

Five luxury fashion color palettes to inspire what to wear in March 2022 for work, off-duty, working out, date night and spring vacation.

Are you staring into your closet and wondering what to wear in March 2022? We’ve got ideas and style inspiration on what to wear in March 2022 for work, off-duty adventures, working out, date night and spring vacation. These 5 chic fashion color palettes are meant to inspire you when choosing what to wear for every day and occasion in March 2022 – and they’ll see you all the way through the month in style.

fashion color palette options for March 2022

Just for fun, when we think about the perfect wardrobe for a new month, we like to dress in a color palette that channels the true essence of the month.

So what should we wear to channel the essential spirit of March?

Many people are likely to vote for green as the Official Color of March. And why not? Spring officially arrives in March. There are green shoots of grass poking through the ground. And usually some tiny green buds on the trees.

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It’s also the month of St. Patrick’s Day – full of four-leaf clovers, Irish flags, rivers dyed green and green beer. That seems extremely persuasive in crowning green the victor here.

Five luxury fashion color palettes to inspire what to wear in March 2022 for work, off-duty, working out, date night and spring vacation.

Upon further reflection, though, we think there’s more to March than green.

There’s slate gray, for one. We all know that March skies can bring rain, sleet, freezing rain, snow, or some combination of all of the above. We think a creamy ivory – like the color of a lamb’s fur – should be up for discussion. You could see many shades of brown as the essence of March: freshly tilled soil, bird’s nests, and mud puddles.

What to wear for work, weekend, date night and vacation in March 2022

What to wear for work, weekend, date night and vacation in March 2022

Even more than those, though, we have a great deal of conviction around the idea of gold in March. For starters, it is said that March comes in like a lion. Which got us thinking about the color of a lion’s fur.

Consider how many places you’ll find gold in nature in March. In California, you’ll find golden poppies in full bloom. In Europe, its golden sprays of mimosas. Both dawn and dusk can take on a shimmering golden glow.

What to wear for work, weekend, date night and vacation in March 2022.

So why not make your style direction this month a mash-up of all of these elements? Here are 5 ways to face the madness of March with a confident air. Whether its for work, daytime adventures, chilling on the weekend, date night or spring break, if you get stuck and need inspiration, just go with one of these ideas.

color palettes and inspiration for what to wear in March 2022

Your March color story can mirror the story of the coming of spring. Begin with icy grey, silver, charcoal and chocolate brown. Introduce some textured ivory or beige. And then add perhaps a bit of very pale yellow or buttercream. Or pop in vibrant green, red or purple. Complete the idea with the liberal use of softly shimmering metallics: copper, bronze and lots of gold.

That feels like a color palette for a month that should make you feel that you’re on your way. Filled with anticipation and a tiny spark of joy. A honey-colored month that could be really sweet.

1. fashion color palette March 2022: golden hour

Muted metallics feel totally right to us right now. Here are some beautiful options to layer them into your wardrobe this month.

Stella McCartney’s metallic silver V-neck cropped cardigan ($1,095) is perfect for day or night. As is Saint Laurent’s shimmering gold leather cross-body bag ($1,350).

Chase the rain away this month with latest edition of The Puddle biodegradable ankle boot. This one is covered in sparkling multicolored glitter ($690).

What to wear for work, weekend, date night and spring break vacation in March 2022: Golden Hour. Courtesy Photos.

For date night, this Marques’Almeida tulle mini dress is made of upcycled materials, and covered in two-way rose-gold and silver sequins ($387). Pair it with Amina Muaddi’s crystal-embellished rose gold  silk-satin sandals ($1,090). Or you could opt for this metallic hooded sweatshirt ($416) from Matty Bovan.

Spring break trip to the beach? Think Norma Kamali’s metallic one-shoulder mesh paneled swimsuit ($250). Or toss on a pair of matte gold sunglasses ($400), like these from Bottega Veneta.

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2. fashion color palette March 2022: stormy weather

Sometimes rather than fighting the weather, it’s better to embrace it and go all in. We love the idea of shades of grey paired with translucent accessories and a pop of purple.

The angular silhouette of Givenchy’s grey “Cut Out” cross-body bag ($1,650) makes a bold statement in the quietest possible way.  Sea’s dark grey jumpsuit is made of sand-washed cotton twill for a soft color and feel ($395).  Victoria Beckham’s violet sequined midi skirt ($980) is the perfect color to welcome the spring. Proenza Schouler‘s vibrant wool-blend maxi dress with bell sleeves ($1,290), on the other hand, will arrive just in time for fall.

What to wear for work, weekend, date night and vacation in March 2022

What to wear for work, weekend, date night and vacation in March 2022: Stormy Weather. Courtesy Photos.

We love the iridescent finish on these purple Christian Louboutin pumps ($795). They would play well with Isabel Marant’s oversized grey nylon tote with cream, pink and blue stripes ($395). Given the stormy theme, we couldn’t resist adding these adorable “Monsoon” earrings ($740) from Rachel Quinn.

Thanks to TikTok, the balaclava is having a Moment, and this heavyweight grey cashmere one ($700) from The Row is both on-trend and practical. And just because the color palette is all about stormy weather doesn’t mean you can’t also go for an elegant pair of cool grey sunglasses with oversized frames ($405).

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3. fashion color palette March 2022: the wearing of the green

It’s actually completely acceptable, and even chic, to go green this month – there are some stunning options out there. And you don’t even have to wait until the 17th to make this shade your own.

Some of our favorites? If you have a fancy party on your calendar, nod to St. Patrick’s Day in this shimmering metallic silk-blend chiffon dress ($2,450) from the Vampire’s Wife. On the other hand, if you need a jacket for an outdoor parade, you could hardly do better than this vibrant faux fur ($469) from Stand Studio. Self-Portrait’s mint green pleated-chiffon midi dress feels like the very essence of spring.

What to wear in March 2022 for work, off-duty, working out, date night and spring vacation: green. Courtesy Photos.

On the accessories front, Wilhelmina Garcia’s enamel & 18kt gold-vermeil signet ring features a green enamel four-leaf clover that symbolizes good fortune (and the luck of the Irish, of course). A new pair of sunglasses from Gucci could be big fun. For just a pop of green on the big day, the right shoe can get the job done. These rich green T-bar flats are new this season from Valentino Garavani’s chic Roman Stud accessories collection. Dragon Diffusion’s forest green tote is a perfect transition from winter to spring. The luxurious bucket hat continues to be a big trend heading into spring summer 2022. So consider this green ombré cashmere bucket hat from The Elder Statesman as an investment that will carry you all the way through to fall.

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4. fashion color palette March 2022: chocolate brown

If you want to make the connection to an early homage to chocolate Easter eggs, go for it. Or maybe its a connection to the earth, and tilling the soil, and being grounded that makes brown appeal to you. Vogue Scandinavia has declared “Nordic Brown” the Color of the Year, and we can’t argue with that. We love rich dark brown colors. Here’s how to work them into your look this month.

Rejina Pyo’s chocolate brown twill shirt dress ($900) has cream top-stitching to accentuate the waist. This two-tone cardigan from MM6 Maison Margiela ($510) is a perfect layering piece.

What to wear in March 2022: Chocolate Brown. Courtesy Photos.

Who says brown has to be serious and sober? We love the “Royal Tennenbaum” vibe of Shrimps’ brown ruffle-trimmed faux fur coat ($995). And the Tokyo street-style vibe of this cool-girl brown pleated cargo skirt from Sacai ($770).

Add a pop of gold with accessories like this clutch from Olympia Le-Tan ($1,343). Or do leopard with Ganni’s holdall bag, with its recycled-fiber shell ($260). Clogs are still on-trend, and this yummy dark chocolate pair from Bottega Veneta ($1,150) would complete almost any outfit this month. Camp jewelry and friendship bracelets are also still with us, and you can welcome the warm weather with a picnic-ready brown and green bead bracelet from Lauren Rubinsky ($59).

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5. fashion color palette March 2022: ray of light

The palest shades of yellow all the way through to bright sunshine hues are a perfect way to end our survey of the best looks for the month of March. Spring is calling – this is a great way to answer.

Yellow can be tough to wear, but some buttery tones work for just about everyone. Start with something like this romantic Staud cotton-blend midi dress ($235). Or Raey’s recycled tulle midi tutu skirt ($607). This pale yellow polo shirt from A.P.C. ($180) is a classic. And whether for the plane or for hanging out at home, these yellow cashmere wide-leg trousers from The Elder Statesman ($1,595) feature a happy, easy-to-wear hue.

What to wear in March 2022

What to wear in March 2022: Ray of Light. Courtesy Photos.

Get on board with the luxury bucket hat trend for spring summer 2022 with this vibrant yellow crocheted bucket hat from Alanui ($530). It would be a perfect pop of color for a neutral outfit. As would these yellow acetate oval sunglasses from Alexander McQueen ($315), which have a black graffiti logo on the sides. Or this cuddly chenille clutch from Bottega Veneta ($2,350). You don’t have to wait for warmer weather to rock these yellow suede slouchy boots from Paris Texas ($790).

Wrap it all up with Alison Lou’s single 14K gold stud “Sun” enamel earring ($260). Or this aptly-named 14kt gold-plated sterling silver “Sunshine” necklace from Fry Powers ($1,978).

what to wear this March 2022: 5 chic fashion color palettes

Those are our ideas for you on how to not just survive, but to thrive this month, led by a muted metallic color palette that feels like a promise. Five fashion color palettes to help you decide what to wear in March 2022 for work, off-duty adventures, working out, date night and spring vacation. Happy shopping – and stay safe and healthy out there, dear reader.

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Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. A Detroit native, she has 3 Harvard degrees and has written 3 mystery novels published by Simon & Schuster. After serving as a senior corporate executive, CEO of CNBC and partner at McKinsey, she now serves on the boards of several tech companies. She loves fashion, Paris, New York, books, contemporary art, running, skiing, coffee, Corgis and violets. 

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