Thursday, January 2, 2014

Inspired By: Pantone's Color of the Year 2014 {Radiant Orchid}

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2014 - Radiant Orchid 18-3224
Pantone's Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid! While I loved last year's color, emerald, you all know I love any and all shades of purple. Pantone says this hue "blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination." It's "expressive, creative, and embracing." Sounds like a color I want to surround myself with!

Dresses
Radiant Orchid {Dresses}

This color is so feminine, so of course it's easy to make feminine outfits featuring the color. In the first outfit, which is perfect for the office or a date, wear a purple and black lace dress with a flower necklace, stacked bracelets, and black wedges. Or for a more casual but still girly look, you could wear a navy striped sweater, printed purple skirt, floral scarf, and navy flats. 

Jeans
Radiant Orchid {Jeans}
Radiant Orchid is a lady-like color, but you don't have to have a girly style or wear it in a feminine way to pull it off. Here are two ways to wear it with jeans: First try a printed jeans with a gray cardigan and white tee with gray flats. Or wear a black jacket, beige sweater, purple jeans, and nude flats. 

Outerwear
Radiant Orchid {Jackets}
If you to stand out among all the people wearing black and navy coats, then wearing a Radiant Orchid coat is a great way to go. You can wear it with any outfit and feel like you're in on the trend. If you like to wear all black, go for a purple blazer, black dress, and black boots. Or wear a purple coat, striped top, gold bracelet, jeans, and navy flats. 

Accessories
Radiant Orchid {Accessories}
If you just want to dabble in this trend, having a few accessories in this purple-pink color is the perfect way to do it. A Radiant Orchid-colored shoe or handbag punches up any outfit. First, you could wear a black blazer, gray dress, pretty earrings, and purple booties. Or you could incorporate last year's color and this year's color in one outfit: don a white blouse, emerald skirt, and purple flats. 

Do you like this color?
Will you be wearing it?

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43 comments:

  1. love that nail varnish and earphones! x

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  2. I am going to get a dress in orchid color, nice piks doll
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  3. I absolutely love this colour, but I can't picture myself wearing it. I think it'd make a great accent colour in home decor. But maybe I'll have to pick up an orchid nail polish to commemorate the colour of the year. ;)

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  4. This color is so pretty but I don't own a single purple piece in my wardrobe! I don't know why, but it's never been a color I've gravitated towards.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Headband Giveaway!

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  5. The color itself is gorgeous I have decided but last year emerald was supposed to be the main color and I barely saw anything emerald. That made me sad since it's one of my favorite colors too!


    www.theadoredlife.com

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  6. I'm loving this color! I think 2014 is going to be the year of purples, and it's been a while since this regal color has had it's moment. Love your combinations too!


    http://www.melindadiorio.com

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  7. Gorgeous sets!! I love the purple dress in the first collage! Very beautiful!! xox

    www.ruzinscloset.com

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  8. It's such a beautiful color! I don't think I own one purple item in my wardrobe! I might have to change that this year!

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  9. nancy @ adore to adornJanuary 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    I'm a huge fan of this year's color choice. Though, I admit, I'm biased because I love the color purple. haha

    Love your picks! I would love to incorporate more of the color into my wardrobe. =)

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  10. Even though purple is my favorite color, I seem to own no clothing in the color! I could definitely use some of these purple accessories in my closet though :) Happy 2014!!

    Mili from Call me, Maeby

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  11. I always look forward to Pantone's trend color ^^ This year I'm extra happy because I juts loooove purple shades! :D Lovely post you made, Sara. I can't wait to start wearing Radiant Orchid this spring :) xo

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  12. YOU are so inspiring, finding inspiration in literally everything. The world needs more people like you!

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  13. I love it to wear purple, dear Sara, as it is one of my favourite colours and you created again really cool and inspiring outfits. Thanks a lot for this <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  14. What a beautiful color! I really like shades of purple but it isn't something I have too much of in my closet, this will be the year to change that!

    -Chelsea
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow, I love this color!! I didn't know it was the color of the year, but I am totally feeling it :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  16. I love it! And it's especially great to see this post because I literally just watched Project Runway All Stars and the theme was designing a new 2014 trend look featuring radiant orchid FOR a fashion blogger. You're always ahead of the curve!


    Christie
    The Closet by Christie


    theclosetbychristie.blogspot.com

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  17. I have to admit, I never get too excited about the colour of the year - while I almost always think the colours are pretty, and I do this year for sure, I rarely find that they're shades I want to wear. The looks you put together with radiant orchid are all wonderful, but I think they will suit someone else better than me :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  18. This makes me want to go buy some orchid colored clothes :)

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Hello Sara! I can see myself wearing a lot of Radiant Orchid this year too, it's such a feminine color. I specially love your board # 3, navy blue and radiant orchid are an amazing color combo. HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  20. Thank you so much! Happy New Year!

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  21. You can always admire the color from afar! A nice way to incorporate it would a pretty nail polish! :)

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  22. Haha, that's awesome! Thanks so much!

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  23. Thanks, Rena! It's one of my favorite colors too!

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  24. Thanks, Rachael! Thanks so sweet of you to say!

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  25. Thanks, Nikki!! So glad you like this post!

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  26. You definitely need more purple in your wardrobe since it's your favorite color!

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  27. You definitely need some purple in your wardrobe! It goes with everything!

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  28. Purple definitely is regal! Perfect word for it! I'm glad it's having its moment!

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  29. That's so true! I really hope this color shines this year!

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  30. You could always get radiant orchid-colored nail polish instead of a clothing item to partake in the purple awesomeness! :)

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  31. It would be perfect for home decor! So true!

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  32. I was never too big a fan of purple and all its corresponding shades, but the color has been growing on me steadily this past year! I can't wait to find more pieces featuring this color in 2014 ♥

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  33. i love this year's color! I need some orchard pants!

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  34. I love the color choice again this year! I've been buying up a lot of purple shades throughout 2013, I think the feminine ease is what made me want them - looks like I'll be right on trend for 2014 lol I love the dresses inspiration board you created!


    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  35. I just bought a radiant orchid-colored blouse and I can't wait to wear it all year and forever!

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  36. You could start small with some accessories! Thanks for stopping by!

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~Sara ♥

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