With a new year here, it’s time to introduce Pantone’s 2014 color of the year – Radiant Orchid!
|Pants: The Limited
Blouse: The Limited (Available here)
Satchel: The Limited
|Source (and more info. on this color choice): NYDailyNews.com|
This purple-pink is a great year-round color that looks amazing with navy, bright golden yellow, turquoise green, chocolate brown, and many other colors.
Pantone’s choice is great news if you’re a fan of this color as you can expect to see more fashion and home decor in this shade over the course of the year.
|Blazer: The Limited (Similar here)
Heels: Target (old)
While I think the color is pretty and have these pants in a similar shade, you won’t see me running out and getting more pieces in this color. It’s not one of my favorites, and I don’t believe in wearing anything just because it’s a trend.
When it comes to color trends, I tend to consider several factors before I decide to partake:
1) Do I like the color and how much?
2) Does the color complement my skin tone?
3) Does the color fit with other items already in my wardrobe?
The first question must be answered affirmatively before the other factors are even considered – no sense wearing anything you don’t like!
|Tank: Old Navy Petites (Similar here)
Bracelets: LOFT (Sold out on-line; may be available in stores)
Color trends are great for stocking up on your favorite colors. I was excited last year when emerald green was named Pantone’s color of the year because I love the color. I was able to stock up on a few pieces that very likely won’t be available in stores for the next year or two.
Do you like radiant orchid? How important is trendiness in determining your color choices?
See more on the meaning and reasoning behind Pantone’s decision here.