Stylist Reveals Why Pantone’s ‘Peach Fuzz’ NEEDS to be on Your Radar this Spring

After a winter dominated by neutrals, blacks and beiges we’ve been patiently waiting to add some colour into our wardrobes.

Announced as Pantone’s colour of the year, it looks like brands have been taking note with the likes of Elie Saab and Stella McCartney showcasing the shade on their Fall 2024 ready-to-wear runways, and stars such as Emma StoneRosamund Pike and Ayo Edebiri taking the peach trend to the red carpet in Louis Vuitton, Erdem and Bottega Veneta respectively.  

But, away from the glitz of high fashion runways and star-studded award ceremonies, how can we style this season’s hottest shade for ourselves?

We’ve sat down with Megan Watkins, Head Stylist at online fashion destination SilkFred who has shared the key elements of the trend and how you can nail this look for S/S 24.

SilkFred’s Head Stylist, Megan Watkins, on the key elements of ‘Peach Fuzz’:

Megan reveals: “‘As we transition into spring, peach fuzz is a great way to update and elevate last season’s neutrals, whilst keeping needed warmth. As stated by Pantone’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, peach fuzz is ‘a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.’”

“This is a shade that encapsulates the gentle nature of Spring, whilst remaining cosy and indulgent. Whilst Winter has seen us reach for blacks, beiges and muted tones, Spring allows us to add soft touches of colour into our wardrobe before we head into the bright and beautiful Summer season.”

“Blending with current trends such as the Coquette aesthetic and balletcore, peach acts as baby pink’s more grown up sister, lending its playful maturity into our Spring 2024 wardrobe.”

“Pantone’s ‘Peach Fuzz’ has a distinctly cosy feel, so key items are normally in wool, cashmere or faux fur. Of course you can go ultra-girly with your silhouettes, but you can also elevate this shade with masculine styles – think a full peach tailored suit with power shoulders (another key trend we’ve seen this Fashion month). Layering is also key here to truly convey that fuzzy feeling.”

Expert tips on how to style peach:

Megan recommends: “If you would like to incorporate this shade into your everyday wardrobe, I would recommend starting with accessories. An oversized mohair peach scarf or trainers with a peach-toned accent will be sure to brighten up your look. If you want more peach in your outfit, I would suggest finding a peach-coloured silk shirt or tailored trousers.”

“As I’ve mentioned, the peach fuzz look can be expertly achieved by simple layering. A slouchy peach jumper or crew-necked cardigan can be easily paired with a classic white shirt or tee and works well as a contrast against more masculine styles such as an oversized leather jacket.”

“Whilst peach pairs well with neutrals such as white and cream, it also looks wonderful with other pastels such as pistachio green and lavender.”

Peach fuzz items from SilkFred:

Piper Midi Dress Peach

By Pretty Lavish | £65 on SilkFred

Dusty Peach Embroidered Midi Dress

By True Decadence | £72 on SilkFred

Women’s Peach Champagne Satin Wrap Mini Dress

By Glamorous | £39 on SilkFred

Light Peach Satin Cowl Neck Slip Dress

By True Decadence | £80 on SilkFred

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.