Ultra Violet: How to Wear the Colour of the Year


Back in December, the color experts over at the Pantone Color Institute boldly named Ultra Violet the 2018 color of the year!

The purple hue is described by Pantone as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that “communicates originality, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.”

Love it or hate it, this colour is popping up everywhere this year including in our wardrobes and with good reason. The ultra-violet shade is definitely worth incorporating into your everyday look!

The only question that remains is how? Fear not! I have 5 ways to help you incorporate Ultra Violet into your wardrobe no matter your level of style experience.
Here are 5 ways to wear Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year!
For the fashion wallflower:
1. Accessorize with it

Ease your way into the Ultra-Violet craze with the help of a few trendy accessories. No need for a head-to-toe Ultra Violet look! Simply incorporate a pair of earrings, a purse or even a scarf in the purple hue in your everyday looks for an on-trend look that won’t fail.
2. Try Ultra Violet separates

From sweaters to skirts, you’ll find Ultra Violet pieces everywhere this season. Experiment with separates by simply incorporating one Ultra Violet piece into your daily look. A sweater in the purple hue easily pairs with a jean skirt and other neutral palettes.
For the fashion expert:
3. Wear it with metallics

For a luxurious look, Ultra Violet can be paired with golds or other metallics. For example, an easy outfit combination could consist of an Ultra Violet skirt and a shimmery top. Try this style for an evening look that is sure to make heads turn.
4. Wear it with other bold colour combinations

Ultra Violet also pairs well with other colours for a bold look that’s perfect for Spring/Summer 2018. Greens can provide an elegant finish when combined with this purple hue. A pop of red combined with Ultra Violet is also a winning colour combination.
5. Play with textures and materials

Finally, play with materials to wear the Ultra Violet shade in various settings. Wear it in a velvet material for an evening look or in your athleisure wear for a more modern outfit.

How will you wear the 2018 colour of the year?


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