According to the color gurus at Pantone, “…Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” No wonder they selected it for their 2018 color of the year!
If you love purple, you are, undoubtedly, celebrating the many ways to wear this vibrant, versatile shade. If you’re struggling with how to incorporate Ultra Violet into your wardrobe, we can help with a few suggestions.
Try going all Ultra Violet – If you have the budget and inclination, there’s no better way to make a trendy and tremendous statement than investing in an over-the-top, all purple ensemble. With the pantsuit trend still going strong, you can’t miss a purple version. A complimentary blouse and slacks can be just as effective while a bit more practical since you can wear the pieces separately more often. And of course you can’t go wrong adding a go-to pretty purple dress to your wardrobe this year.
Add a single splash – If you aren’t entirely sold on Ultra Violet, try working one key piece into your look – like a jacket or sweater – while keeping the rest of your outfit a bit more subdued. If you’re concerned that purple isn’t your best color, choose a piece worn farther away from your face like trousers or a midi skirt. You’ll get the impact of purple without any unflattering reflection.
Ultra accessorize – The possibilities are endless when it comes to Ultra Violet accessories. Love shoes? You’ll find boots, sandals, even tennies at a store near you. A bold bag or belt is a great choice. Even if you’re on a budget, you can embrace the trend with a flashy scarf, earrings, or cute pair of tights.
Get flirty with makeup – Purple makeup of all shades is in style. If you already wear lavender eye shadow on occasion, consider giving bolder, brighter Ultra Violet a try. If you’re really feeling daring, try lipstick. And treating your finger and toes to a wild purple polish is a terrific way to show you’re on board with Ultra Violet.