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Radiant Orchid: Styling Pantone's Color of the Year

Jordan Swope

2013 may have been the year of the emerald, but Pantone has left this dark hue in the past in search of more vibrancy, naming Radiant Orchid the official color of 2014. http://concordlampandshade.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Radiant-Orchid.jpg

Maybe this is old news to you and you're thinking that this purple is just a bit too much to work into your wardrobe.  Right? Think again.  Let Elie Saab remind you why all purples deserve a spot in your wardrobe with a collection from Paris 2014.

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Still worried about looking like Barney in this bold shade?  Take it from us - you don't have to be a runway model or red-carpet celebrity to rock this color (although a little inspirational help from Elie Saab, Scarlett Johansson, and Lupita Nyong'o doesn't hurt)!  Styling Radiant Orchid is all balance.  Since it is such a bright shade, you do want to be careful not to overdo it.  A little neon goes a long way! Sometimes just the slightest dash of color, like a statement necklace, is all it takes can make an outfit. Try pairing a splash of orchid with neutrals, like black, white, stripes, chambray... whatever makes the style your own.

With its floral  moniker, Radiant Orchid is the perfect hue for spring.  But it's also the perfect excuse to be bold and experiment with your wardrobe throughout the year.   Make a statement and try working this pop of purple into your outfits through each season.

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Tory Burch Robinson Chain Wallet // Uniqlo Silk Long Sleeve Blouse // J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee //Erickson Beamon Pretty In Punk Statement Earrings //  Madwell Softfleck Sweater // Net-A-Porter Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress // Topshop Purple Wool Coat // Kate Spade Disco Pansy Graduated Necklace // Lulu's After Hours Bright Purple Halter Dress // Net-A-Porter Tibi Skater Dress //  J.Crew Etta Suede Pumps //  J.Crew Factory Skinny Cord // J.Crew Chino Shorts //  Bauble Bar Dew Drop Bib Necklace // ModCloth Can't Go Rung Dress // Bauble Bar Jumbo Bloom Bib Necklace

Feeling bold? Try working Radiant Orchid into your makeup routine with these beauty essentials, following in the steps of some of our favorite celebs.

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Lime Crime Uniliner Orchidaceous // Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner  // Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Ultra Violet // Julep Tina Nail Polish // NARS Eyeshadow // Essie DJ Play that Song Nail Polish // Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Violet // Sephora+Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Lipstick

Happy styling!