Pantone’s color of the year is Ultra Violet (aka purple). 

From the Pantone website: 

This year’s color pick is dramatically provocative and thoughtful. Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Ummm yea. I guess? 

So behind all the ‘mysteries of the cosmos’ we have a new color to work into our wardrobe. 

Our biggest question is:
How Do We Wear Purple?

Purple is a bright color that demands attention. It’s loud and bold and isn’t easily worked into a daily or even monthly outfit. 

Here is a round up of how your 7 Charming Sisters recommend wearing purple: 

  1. Wear one Stand out Purple Clothing Item: Go bold or go home, right? Our first tip is to wear one, solid color piece of clothing. You can wear pants, a shirt, or even have a stand out purple accessory like a scarf or purse. We love how Blame it on Mei styled this purple skirt. Paired with simple, metallic, chainlink necklaces and metallic gold and silver bangle bracelets, this outfit packs a serious punch without being over the top. Her gold floral bracelet is the perfect statement piece for Spring 2018 and adds just the right amount of sparkle to this gorgeous outfit!Purple Skirt Image Credit: Blame it on Mei
  2. Go Monochrome: With purple, really? YES, really! Try pairing different shades of purple together from head to toe. Galant Girl pulls off this look effortlessly with a purple overcoat paired with deep plum pants and a bright. You’re going to want to go light on the accessories for this bold look. Try simple, solid-color collar necklaces that will add some shine but won’t dominate your outfit. A basic metal collar necklace would fit perfectly around a high neck top like the one pictured. Add some classic stud earrings and you’ve got a totally chic look! Monochrome Purple Outfit Image Credit: Galant Girl
  3. Purple and patterns! You can never go wrong with adding some loud patterns and a beautiful purple accessory! It’s the perfect look for when you’re trying to look sophisticated but sexy. Skirt The Rules shows us how to master this look perfectly. Notice how she gets wild with the patterns, but layers with a beautiful purple cardigan to keep it fun. To spice up your outfit just a little more, try pairing this combo with a beautiful purple statement ring. A touch of gold and a exquisite purple stone will leave people dazzling. Need more? Try adding a classic pearl necklace. This is a simple but attention-grabbing way to add some class to any outfit. And to top it off, throw on our very loud, but very sophisticated Romantic Dreams Bracelet! You won’t know what to do with all the compliments you get with this combination of purple and patterns!    Purple and Patterns Image Credit: Skirt The Rules                 

There’s so much you can do with purple! Take a browse on our page and see just what kind of purple look fits you the best!