How to Wear Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

This morning, Pantone announced their 2018 Color of the Year, “Ultra Violet”. The purple shade is sure to be the hottest color in design and fashion for next year, so why not get a jump-start and start adding pieces to your wardrobe now?

Ultra Violet is a rich, dramatic purple that works just as well on an accessory as it does on a full-blown outfit. From just a pop of the color to a dress that is drenched in Ultra Violet, this shade can be worked into any wardrobe.

Ansan Cocktail Clutch

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Tis the season to attend what seems like an endless amount of parties, some of which are probably in a more formal setting. Put your lipstick and phone into this Ultra Violet clutch, which comes with a strap so you can carry it on your shoulder if you choose.

To buy: $35; amazon.com.


H&M Woven Scarf

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Temperatures are dropping, which means layers are skyrocketing. Add this scarf to your closet to stay cozy and chic on days when the wind is just a little too much. The large size ensures that you can wrap it around our neck and cover some of your face to really keep the cold out. Also available in three other colors.

To buy: $18; hm.com.


Eileen Fisher Drop Shoulder Pocket Sweater

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Ultra Violet looks just as great with denim as it does with black pants or leggings, especially in the form of this sweater. This soft knit will keep you as comfortable as your pajamas on days when you long for your bed from the office. Also available in blue.

To buy: $148; bloomingdales.com.



Nike Pro Padded Bra

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If Ultra Violet is too bold of a hue for your everyday life consider picking up this sports bra to test the shade out. The bra was designed with medium-impact activities in mind, like cardio or yoga and has light padding with removable cups for your comfort.

To buy: $35; six02.com.


Anne Klein Happy Block-Heel Pumps

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Both pretty and practical, these pumps will keep you dancing all night long! The low, block heel ensures comfort while the festive pom pom elevates the shoe from basic to exciting. We suggest wearing these to your office holiday party with your favorite LBD.

To buy: $90; macys.com.


Kenneth Jay Lane 3 Tier Ombré Ball Earrings

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Three shades of purple make up these fun ombré earrings. They should be the ones you wear as you watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve to welcome in 2018.

To buy: $20; tjmaxx.com.



Nicole Miller New York Cutout A-Line Choker Dress

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Go all out in this purple A-line dress, a cut that flatters all body types by cinching the waist and flaring out from there. Wear this to the office with fun tights so you can go from day to night with ease. The best part about this dress? It has pockets!

To buy: $138; lordandtaylor.com.