4 Ways to Wear Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

4 Ways to Wear Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

By: Carmen Ordonez

Adios Emerald Green!  This year it’s all about Radiant Orchid. The Pantone Color Institute named it 2014’s Color of the Year. It’s basically a mix of purple and fuchsia with pinkish undertones. Best of all, it’s a color that’s universally flattering, so if you think you can’t pull it off, think again. From handbags to dresses, there are many ways you can wear the trend this year.

Here are a few tips and tricks for pulling off this trend:

Shoes: One of the easiest ways to pull of this bold color is with shoes, especially if you are a bit color shy. Instead of going for a head-to-toe Radiant Orchid look, start by taking baby steps with a pair of pumps in this hue. It’s sure to add a pop of color, whether you wear it with pants or a dress.

Jewelry: I love statement jewelry from necklaces to earrings, and now, add in Radiant Orchid to the mix and you’ve got yourself a real statement. Consider looking for a statement necklace in this color and pair it with a black dress. It instantly makes any outfit pop.

Dress: So, you love taking a walk on the wild side when it comes to color? If so, then look for bold pieces such as a dress or a blouse in this hue. Add some black pumps for a chic look or take it up a notch by adding a pair of red pumps – these two colors go great together. I absolutely love this halter dress from the White by Vera Wang Collection. It’s a steal for only $168.

Nails: Another way to ease into this trend is with your nails. Look for nail polishes in an orchid color to give your look a pop. And with all this talk about the Polar Vortex, who couldn’t use a happy pop of color in their life?

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