Peach Fuzz
It's actually pretty easy to fill your closet with Peach Fuzz. Courtesy of Mango

Every December for the past 25 years, Pantone has announced its Color of the Year. For 2024, the global authority on color chose Pantone 13-1023, also known as Peach Fuzz. Pantone describes it as "a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul." It's a light pinkish-orange that makes us think of Creamsicles.

How did Pantone land on Peach Fuzz? Well, for the last year Pantone's color "anthropologists" have picked apart popular culture in search of new color influences. They looked at fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends, upcoming films, popular art exhibits, hot travel destinations, political views, media, social media, socioeconomic conditions, big sports events, new technologies, new textures, you name it.

Ultimately, Team Pantone decided that given all the turmoil in humans' inner and shared worlds, this year calls for tenderness, empathy and self-care in pigment form. "Peach Fuzz inspires belonging, recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm, offering us a space to be, feel, and heal and to flourish from," writes Pantone Vice-President Laurie Pressman. "Drawing comfort from Peach Fuzz, we can find peace from within, impacting our wellbeing. An idea as much as a feeling, Peach Fuzz awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth."

That's a lot to put on a color. And considering Peach Fuzz is meant to inspire people everywhere to "instinctively...reach out and touch" — each other, fuzzy stone fruits — it calls to mind a rather pale hand.

Peach Fuzz
Alaïa Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

That aside, from a fashion perspective, we can definitely see Peach Fuzz entering our wardrobes. It's neutral-adjacent, just shades away from blush and thus goes well with a remarkably wide range of tones. Pantone's official 2024 palettes pair it with rose, berry, taupe, eggplant, sage, periwinkle, mustard green, navy-black and various browns.

Peach Fuzz
Patou Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Plus, the new It color was all over the Spring 2024 collections. At Patou, Alaïa and Roksanda, designers favored monochromatic styling offset by pop-of-white accessories and opted for tactile (if not fuzzy) materials. Patou showed a cut-out miniskirt suit with matching silk evening gloves and playful gold jewelry. Alaïa layered peach latex, like an oversize trench over a taut pencil dress over a high-leg bodysuit, cinching the look with a crossbody belt bag. Roksanda did full 70s glamor by pairing a dramatic one-shoulder gown with hazardous-but-worth-it tasseled footwear.

Peach Fuzz
Roksanda Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Let the spiritual healing begin, we say. Scroll down for an assortment of perfect Peach Fuzz pieces to shop right now. From sparkly tweed sets to sumptuous velvet handbags to sleek, nostalgic sneakers, there's something for every taste and commitment level. (Keep in mind it's sale time, a best-of-times, worst-of-times moment where prices are deeply discounted, but sizing availability changes with the blink of an eye so please bear with us.)

Vince Sheer Crinkled Lettuce-Edge Skirt
Vince

Vince Sheer Crinkled Lettuce-Edge Skirt, $123.75 at Vince

Veja Suede V-10 Sneakers
Veja

Veja Suede V-10 Sneakers in Multico-Peach, $195 at Madewell

Gia x RHW Sunnies
Gia x RHW

Gia x RHW Sunnies in Peach Marble, $259 at The Frankie Shop

Free-Est Ruffle It Up Midi
Free-Est

Free-Est Ruffle It Up Midi in Summer Peach, $108 at Free People

Other Stories Boxy Merino Wool Cardigan
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Boxy Merino Wool Cardigan in Peach, $99 at & Other Stories

Simone Rocha Pink Bow Blouse
Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha Pink Bow Blouse, $250 at SSENSE

Stella McCartney Cut-Out Knitted Jumper
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Cut-Out Knitted Jumper, $526 at Farfetch

Alessandra Rich Suit
Alessandra Rich

Alessandra Rich Double-Breasted Sequin-Embellished Cotton-Blend Tweed Blazer ($770) and Sequin-Embellished Cotton-Blend Tweed Mini Skirt in Yellow ($238) at Net-a-Porter

DeMellier Montreal Nano Leather Cross-Body Bag
DeMellier

DeMellier Montreal Nano Leather Cross-Body Bag, $455 at Matches Fashion

Taller Marmo Mrs Ross Fringed Crepe Kaftan
Taller Marmo

Taller Marmo Mrs Ross Fringed Crepe Kaftan in Peach, $500 at Net-a-Porter

There Was One Glittery Lurex Long-Sleeve Top
There Was One

There Was One Glittery Lurex Long-Sleeve Top, $133 at Farfetch

Diesel M-Onerva
Diesel

Diesel M-Onerva in Pink, $395 at Diesel

Everlane The Tencel Way-High Taper Pant
Everlane

Everlane The Tencel Way-High Taper Pant in Tawny Pink, $64 at Everlane

Bottega Veneta Candy Jodie
Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Candy Jodie in Macaroon, $1,750 at Bottega Veneta

Adidas Gazelle 85 Low-Top Sneakers
Adidas

Adidas Gazelle 85 Low-Top Sneakers, $139 at Farfetch

Triarchy Claudia High Rise Slim Jeans
Triarchy

Triarchy Claudia High Rise Slim Jeans, $44.95 at Anthropologie

By Anthropologie The Tilda Slip Skirt
By Anthropologie

By Anthropologie The Tilda Slip Skirt in Peach, $88 at Anthropologie

Sabina Musayev Sierra Maxi Dress
Sabina Musayev

Sabina Musayev Sierra Maxi Dress, $398 at Madewell

Mango Ribbed
Mango

Mango Ribbed Round-Neck Sweater ($35.99) and Flared Ribbed Skirt ($35.99) at Mango

Alexis Corina Printed Cotton-Blend Midi Dress
Alexis

Alexis Corina Printed Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, $595 at Moda Operandi

Jil Sander Puff-Sleeve Button-Down Tunic Top
Jil Sander

Jil Sander Puff-Sleeve Button-Down Tunic Top, $1,250 at Moda Operandi

Prada High-Rise Stretch-Natté Wool Slim Pants
Prada

Prada High-Rise Stretch-Natté Wool Slim Pants, $1,890 at Moda Operandi

Sporty Rich Orange
Sporty & Rich

Sporty & Rich Orange Raglan Sweater ($48) and Orange Disco Shorts ($44) at SSENSE

Hunza G Pamela Crinkle-Knit Swimsuit
Hunza G

Hunza G Pamela Crinkle-Knit Swimsuit, $165 at Matches Fashion

Ganni Relaxed Peach T-Shirt
Ganni

Ganni Relaxed Peach T-Shirt, $135 at Ganni

Reformation Ronda Silk Top
Reformation

Reformation Ronda Silk Top, $49.95 at Anthropologie

Malone Souliers Perla Twist 70 Satin Mules
Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers Perla Twist 70 Satin Mules, $608 at Matches Fashion

Lizzie Fortunato Peach Blossom Necklace
Lizzie Fortunato

Lizzie Fortunato Peach Blossom Necklace, $380 at Shopbop

FP Movement Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket
FP Movement

FP Movement Pippa Packable Puffer Jacket in Peaches, $198 at Free People

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