Pantone, the world’s authority on all things color-related, has just announced that their 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Looks like this is going to be quite the year for shades of purple. They have already been pervading Spring 2014 runway shows, from Missoni to Chanel to Juicy Couture, and you can definitely expect to see more of this hue in the coming year. Here are a few must-have fashion picks to add a touch of the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year to your arsenal.
1. The Shift Dress
A shift dress is a staple every collegiette’s internship wardrobe needs. In this bold fuschia hue, it can easily go from day to night with a quick accessory swap.
2. The Structured Bag
Oh, the Cambridge satchel– it’s a classic for a reason. Sure, it’ll match everything in brown or black, but in bright lavender it’s the kind of piece you’ll want to pass down to your daughter one day.
3. The Nail Polish
The simplest way to infuse some Radiant Orchid into your life? On your nails, obviously.
4. The Pump
If snakeskin neon amethyst pumps are wrong, then being right is stupid.
5. The Statement Necklace
A colorful statement necklace is the Beyonce of accessories. The red and magenta combo on this one is unexpected and gorgeous.
6. The Full Skirt
If you had to describe this mauve jacquard skirt in three words, those words would be “perfect for twirling.”
7. The Knit Beret
In a more muted tone, you can treat Radiant Orchid as a neutral and wear it with everything. This pom-pom beret is so “cool London girl on a snow day.”
8. The Phone Case
Is “Not Subtle” your middle name? Then cover your phone in the Pantone Color of the Year in the most literal way possible.