By now you’ve probably heard that the Pantone Color Of The Year 2014 is Radiant Orchid. I am equal parts excited and bummed about this. Excited, because I do love purples. Bummed, because I am more of a lavender fan myself (less pink, more grey). Also, I find this color swatch confusing- the purples in the flower have much more red in them than the swatch. Fortunately there have been lots of fun posts to inspire me (Definitely check out That’s Too Cute and Oh To Be A Muse for their roundups!).
Well the time has come for me to create my own Radiant Orchid post. But instead of sharing all of the great finds out there, I thought I would create a look that helps you ease the trend into your wardrobe. Specifically I wanted to create a laid-back look that you can wear out running errands.
Of course the pants (HERE) are the star of this look, not only do they include radiant orchid, but the geometric print pant also is on trend. Best part? They are sweat pants! And no, not the kind that you shouldn’t be seen in public wearing, but a fun pair that with the right styling are a great replacement to your everyday jeans or leggings.
I paired the look with a simple navy tee (HERE) for two reasons. First, the pants speak loud enough! You don’t have to go for something on top. And second, I really like navy paired with the Radiant Orchid color. It makes the colors scheme less juvenile and more polished (you know, if sweat pants can ever be called polished!)
The sneakers (HERE) are a direct result of my obsession with the latest Chanel Couture Collection (seriously, check it out HERE), which paired elevated sneakers with everything. If you aren’t a sneaker fan a low bootie or even a D’orsay flat could also work.
The snake embossed gunmetal leather jacket (HERE) is a dream piece, but I think any jacket that adds texture and a bit of structure to this look would work great. I like keeping the tone neutral so that the real color story revolves around the radiant orchid.
What about the umbrella (HERE), you ask? Well not only is it another opportunity to introduce the Pantone Color Of The Year, but living in Singapore one thing I’ve learned is to never leave home without one. Seriously, the moment you do you will be caught in a torrential down pour. Even if you are caring a toddler and groceries… but I digress!
Tell me, what do you think of Pantone’s Color Of The Year? Will you be incorporating Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe?