How to Wear Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

We’re ultra into Ultra Violet.

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Earlier this month, Pantone announced its pick for 2018 color of the year: Ultra Violet. Described as “dramatically provocative and thoughtful,” this blue-based shade of purple is SO easy to incorporate into your wardrobe, no matter your style.

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Don’t believe us? Well, keep reading! Below, we share three chic ways to wear Ultra Violet in 2018, and beyond.

1. Pops of Purple

Product Info: Jacket – Forever 21, Tee – Topshop, Jeans – Everlane, Shoes – Chinese Laundry, Bag – ASOS

If you’re not ready to full-on embrace Ultra Violet, try incorporating a purple accessory (or two!) into a casual, everyday look. A basic jeans-and-tee ensemble is elevated with jewel-toned d’orsay flats and a coordinating crossbody.

Don’t forget a jacket! We love the idea of pairing Pantone’s Color of the Year with a mossy shade of green. It’s a bit unexpected, but the two colors complement each other well.

2. Going for It

Product Info: Sweater – H&M, Skirt – ASOS, Shoes – Nasty Gal, Necklace – Charlotte Russe

Vibrant yet cozy, this Ultra Violet sweater says “look at me!” (But not in a garish way.) Make its saturated hue the star of the show by styling it with dark neutrals.

To style this sweater, we chose an edged-up zip-front skirt and sleek black loafers for a casual yet fashion-forward feel. A layered silver necklace acts as the perfect finishing touch.

3. Very Violet

Pantone 2018 color of the year fashion: Outfit with Ultra violet dress, orange mules, black and orange floral clutch, earrings

Product Info: Dress – H&M, Shoes – DSW, Bag – Mango, Earrings – Lulus

When it comes to Pantone’s Color of the Year, we say go bold! And this swoon-worthy, midi-length Ultra Violet dress is the ultimate statement piece.

Incorporate some cool contrast with coral-colored mules, then echo the floral print with an embroidered clutch. Accessorize with sparkly dangle earrings and you’re ready to make a stylish splash.

Your turn!

What do you think of Pantone’s pick? Which outfit is your favorite? Will you be adding Ultra Violet to your wardrobe in 2018? Sound off in the comments.

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