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Radiant Orchid: How To Wear The Pantone Color Of The Year

Are you ready to see a great deal of purple this year? Well, ready or not, here it comes! Pantone, the global authority on all things hue-related, has named Radiant Orchid as the color of the year. While the bright—almost magenta—hue may be a color you wouldn’t normally run to, there are some lovely pieces out there that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

Tips for wearing Radiant Orchid well:

1. Shy away from wearing it with other pastels. If you want to add more color to the ensemble, stick with jewel tones!

2. The purple hue pairs very well with dark navy, army green and creamy neutrals, like beige.

3. Say yes to multiple shades of Radiant Orchid in the same outfit!

Click through the slideshow for ideas of how to wear the trendy color in 2014!

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    The many shades of Radiant Orchid can be seen here! Click through to see the best picks for how to wear it in 2014!

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    A deep shade of Radiant Orchid is a lovely way to add color into your everyday look . I love this woven blouse paired with dark blue jeans and beige pumps.

    Get it for $34 from Nordstrom

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    One of the easiest ways to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe is accessorizing with it. This classic leather satchel in the popular purple hue is right my alley. Get it now to kick off your spring wardrobe early!

    Get it for $149.08 from ASOS

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    Give a little pep to your step with these lovely t-strap pumps in a bright shade of Radiant Orchid. Pair them with a dark navy dress and a neutral blazer to finish off the look! 

    Get them for $32.99 from Modcloth

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    You can never go wrong with stripes no matter what the color is! Put on this bright and fun cardigan, pick out a pair of your favorite neutral bottoms, add some jewel-tone accessories and you're good to go.

    Get it for $51.85 from ASOS

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    I love the softer hues of Radiant Orchid (almost lavender, no?). Keep the pastel shade classic by wearing soft gold accessories and nude-colored shoes! 

    Get it for $59 from Urban Outiftters

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    Subtly stay on trend with a patent leather belt. Wear it with a beige dress and navy heels!

    Get it for $12.99 from Target

     

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