How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year

21st Mar 2018

How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone describes ultraviolet, its color of the year, as a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade.” This fun color is a fabulous tone and bold shade to incorporate into your fashion-forward wardrobe in 2018. It’s a universally-flattering shade that has a richness and depth that makes it an exciting color to wear with pride.

A Pop of Purple

Think subtle and understated if you aren’t quite ready to embrace head-to-toe ultraviolet clothes when you step out to work or a social event. The Pantone color of the year is a stunning shade and is sure to pop with any outfit when used as an accessory.

Pantone’s color of the year looks fabulous featured in statement jewelry, such as in sparkly geometric necklaces and vibrant ultraviolet earrings. We like pairing these standout pieces with a little black dress or a sophisticated sweater. If you’re seeking a more casual way to feature the Pantone color of the year, a pop of ultraviolet in a fun monogrammed cap or a pair of dazzling sunnies is the perfect way show your style for a day of shopping and time with your girlfriends!

Dress It Up

If you’re feeling bold, rocking all-out ultraviolet clothes is the perfect way to fully embrace the Pantone color of the year! With Pink Lily’s selection of trendy styles and silhouettes, there’s a show stopping dress in this fun color for every look and occasion.

Work It

Ultraviolet is an exciting and energizing color to wear — so what better way to rock it than at the office? A work-ready ultraviolet wardrobe will certainly make your look a head turning one and you’re sure to be named best dressed among your coworkers. Opt for a flattering and work-appropriate tunic dress in the Pantone color of the year for a fun statement look — pair it with some tall boots or classic pumps to complete the look. A dress with a comfortable silhouette with sweet details like bell sleeves and a criss-cross design can easily be dressed up or down for work and happy hour.

A Night Out to Remember

The Pantone color of the year represented in ultraviolet clothes is the ultimate fashion statement this year. Choosing a beautiful, elegant dress that includes pops of ultraviolet that make it stand out in the best way is one of our favorite ways to embrace the trend.

We are utterly obsessed with matching ladies with the perfect dresses for any special event and featuring ultraviolet alongside a dress with a modern, feminine silhouette and unique neckline are among our favorite finds. For the ultimate seasonal look, try out an off-the-shoulder floral dress with delicate spaghetti straps and oversized ultraviolet flowers. We also love the way an ultraviolet pattern pops against the black background of a flattering peephole dress. For something a little less traditional, go for a flowy floral romper with a casual boho feel. The Pantone color of the year featured will really pop against a lighter purple backdrop amongst the multi-colored pattern and give you the perfect ultraviolet clothes to rock for a girls day or on vacation. Just add a heel and some sparkly bangles and earrings to get the romper ready for a night out!

Keeping it Casual

Ultraviolet clothes don’t have to be dressy — in fact, we love the idea of incorporating a trend into more casual pieces that can be worn every day. Ultraviolet pairs beautifully with everything from blue jeans to grey leggings and black pants, so finding ultraviolet incorporated into tops for the season is a fantastic idea!

Feminine Blouses

The Pantone color of the year is such a bold, exciting color that we love wearing pieces that balance it out by adding feminine details to comfortable clothing that’s perfect for a girls day. Opt for flowy blouses made out of softer materials to give ultraviolet a chance to shine in a fun, feminine way. All you need is a lacy camisole and a pair of skinny jeans to complete a casual, flirty look with a tie-back ultraviolet sweater with an unexpected bit of skin.

Out There Outerwear

Make a statement outdoors when you wear ultraviolet clothing that layers beautifully. We love incorporating fun outwear pieces into our wardrobe that go behind the traditional black and brown often used as jackets and cooler weather items.

Choose an ultraviolet rain jacket to bring some brightness to an otherwise overcast day or give your gym look some oomph when you pop a beautifully-colored pullover over your tank top and yoga pants.

Make it Personal

We love the idea of gifting (or buying for yourself!) a personalized ultraviolet accessory to your girlfriend who loves being on top of the trends, your mom on Mother’s Day or your sister as a surprise. Pink Lily’s monogrammable apparel and accessories are also perfect for bachelorette parties and other girls-only outings.

Pairing ultraviolet with other ultra-bright and girly colors, like hot pink, will give your girls trip look a distinct feel and flattering combination for group photos. For a more understated look, gift your girls a trendy (and super usable!) ultraviolet tote bag to carry all of their essentials from the tailgate to a weekend getaway. Don’t forget to surprise them with a versatile ultraviolet tumbler that will stand out, look stylish and keep their favorite beverages hot or cold all day long.