Radiant Orchid Fashion: How to Wear Pantone's Color of the Year
Radiant Orchid Fashion: How to wear it (30+ Easy Tips)
Pantone’s color for 2014 is a vibrant, bright purple with pink and fuchsia undertones called Radiant Orchid. It’s taken the creative world by storm – and it’s no wonder. This vivid hue is known for encouraging innovation and creativity. If you’d like to imbue your fashion choices with these qualities, but aren’t sure where to start, have no fear! There are many simple ways to slide this bright color into your normal wear. Our How to Wear Radiant Orchid Gallery is chock full of specific ideas, but here are some tips to start:
Try this bold color for some of your wardrobe essentials – such as layering t’s or camis. Skinny jeans are still the go to pant for everyday wear, a perfect-fitting pencil skirt is a must in your closet and a cute cocktail dress can’t steer you wrong. Bold colors for some of your staples will break up the monotony of neutrals.
If this bright hue is too much for your everyday springtime garb, grab a spring coat instead. Springtime coats come in different varieties – trenches, blazers or fleeces for starters – and a bold coat is fabulous – especially as we transition to brighter, warmer weather.
Still not convinced? Ease into Radiant Orchid by trying it out in combination with other, softer colors in a print or pattern. Stripes and dots are classic, floral is still very popular and plaid is on the rise. Using a bright color in a pattern can give it a more subtle quality that won’t overwhelm the clothes.
Can’t quite get on board? No problem. Radiant Orchid is an awesome option for any number of simple, daily accessories that can work to complete an outfit. Try a statement necklace, or if that’s still too much, go with a smaller bracelet or earrings. Lightweight scarves are fabulous in Spring when the weather can be a little unpredictable and you always need a purse, tote or clutch. Don’t forget shoes as well! A bright pop of color at the feet can freshen up a drab wardrobe without making you feel like a giant raspberry.
Need more help? Check out the 30+ tips and ideas in the radiant orchid fashion slides above!
Favorite Short Sleeve V-Neck from Gap
Essential Henley from Anthropologie
Split Neck Tunic from Nordstrom
Sisley Sheer Back Button Blouse
Midnight Kiss Top by Shabby Apple
Tie-Dye Slimfit Jeans from Only
Sateen Cropped Pants at JC Penny
Vivacious and Vibrant Dress from Modcloth
Champagne at Midnight Dress from Modcloth.
A Vivid Addition from Modcloth
Drapey Knit Maxi from Target
London Fog Heritage Trench Coat for Nordstrom
Long Cardigan from Banana Republic, Cute Collar Sweater from Downeast Basics
Patterns and Prints:
florals: Cotton Candy Dress from Shabby Apple, Somedays Lovin’ Ladyland Floral Pants from Urban Outfitters, Purple Flower Bardot Midi Dress by ASOS, and H&M Jersey Leggings
dots: Keep Rolling Blouse from Downeast Basics, Academy Skirt from Downeast Basics and Ciso Sheer Dotted Tunic
stripes: Ponte Knit Dress in navy/orchid stripes from Target, Striped Peplum Top from Old Navy, and Chevron Stripe Slouch Hat from Beaded Wire (on etsy)
plaid: BDG Waterfall Tunic from urban outfitters and Lightweight Plaid Infinity Scarf from Gillion Million (on etsy)
Goldfish Wedge by Sperry Topsider
Singing Scales Flats – Modcloth
Wishful Walking Flat – Modcloth
Shauna Huarachi Sandal from Target
Deena and Ozzy Hammered Crossbody Bag from Urban Outfitters
Pipa Mini Crossbody Bag from JC Penny
Gathered Matte Satin Clutch from Dessy
BAGGU Leather Shopper Tote Bag by Urban Outfitters
Top: Amrita Singh Wooster Street Necklace, Anthropologie Tonique Dagger Drops, Vibrant Twill Scarf/Wrap from Newegg
Middle: Radiant Orchid Wood Stud Earrings from Paragraph Loop (on etsy), Isadora Bracelet by Shabby Apple, Anthropologie Amethyst Bead Bracelet,
Bottom: Bright Magenta Beaded Earring and Necklace Set by Deeder the Beader (on etsy), Anthropologie Painter’s Plaid Scarf, Chained Resin Link Necklace from HSN