PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 101: OUTERWEAR
It might look like an intimidating color but there’s a reason this hue has been linked with royalty since ancient times. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and during those times, very hard to come by. But lucky for us, it’s showing up on the runways and in store windows now more than ever since Pantone christened it to be this year’s official color. Ultra Violet is the color to be! And it’s going to be your wardrobe’s new trump card. And what better way to welcome the New Year than trying your hand at Pantone’s Color of the Year! We say give your wardrobe a color punch. We know it’s a more out there color so instead of cladding yourself in this color from head to toe, try dipping your toes in by going for a more subtle approach: go for outerwear. Check out the list below to know how
A cardigan is a good starting point in trying out this color. A cardigan is easy enough as it is so all you have to do now is try one that’s not black or gray. While neutrals are good investment, you’d be pleasantly surprised how much mileage you can get with this color. It’s a good pop of color if you’re having one of those blah outfit days. It’s easy to just throw on if you’re in a hurry and it’s functional as well. Pair it with neutrals or with berry tones to complement the color.
Step aside Army Green and Millennial Pink! Ultra violet is taking over the party. Breathe new life to this statement piece by donning it in this fresh hue. Unlike the mentioned colors above, it’s not too youthful so it’s easier to pull off. Plus, it has a sense of sophistication that you can only get with a deep, rich shade such as this.
There’s just something about a good leather jacket that brings out the inner rock star in everyone. Every woman should definitely have one of these in their wardrobe. It instantly gives your outfit a boost and turns an outfit into something different entirely. While we love a good ‘ol black leather jacket, we think this color is a great alternative if you’re not committed to going full motorbike chic with your look. The details and the structure of the jacket still give you a tough exterior but the color keeps a sense of femininity.