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Radiant Orchid: How to Wear the Color of the Year

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With each year Pantone (the leading provider of color systems) announces a Color Of The Year to inspire artists and designers. This year Pantone selected Radiant Orchid to be the star hue for 2014. A soft muted shade of purple with a bit of pink in the mix, the color is sure to inspire makeup addicts and fashionistas. From nail polishes to handbags, this shade is surely going to take over your wardrobe and makeup this year! We have a couple of easy picks to add a fun, trendy pop of color.

Beauty

On the Lips

Radiant Orchid Lips Radiant Orchid: How to Wear the Color of the YearAs a flirtatious hue, this shade of purple looks refreshing and elegant against light and medium skin tones. This pinky-lavender adds a nice touch of color to the lips for an everyday look. To incorporate this shade into your makeup kit, go for a pale light purple that has a touch of pink like Essence Lipstick in 12 Sparkling Miracle (360RS) . If your skintone is deeper, go for a opaque purple or even a sheer lip butter like Revlon Lip Butter in  Gum Drop (1,350rs). Keep the rest of your makeup light with gold tones to compliment the purple hue.

For the Nails

Radiant Orchid Nails Radiant Orchid: How to Wear the Color of the YearAn utterly chic nail shade, Radiant Orchid is the perfect color for spring. We have a few picks for a fun orchid shade. Milani’s nail polish in Orchidia(545RS) is the perfect Pantone shade. Another fun purple tone nail polish to try is the Maybelline Color Show in Fuschia Fever(450RS).

Fashion

Radiant Orchid Clutch Radiant Orchid: How to Wear the Color of the YearStatement Clutch

An easy and simple way to add a pop of Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe is with a bright handbag or clutch. By throwing a pop of color into a neutral outfit, you can keep the rest of your outfit simplistic while still being fashion forward. If you love a chic clutch, try wearing it with a bronze or gold outfit to really bring out the color. A fun and colorful Purple Clutch from Grace (1,750RS) can add a statement to your look.

Comfy Flats

Radiant Orchid flats Radiant Orchid: How to Wear the Color of the YearFor any working woman, a wardrobe staple is a nice pair of comfy flats. Add a fashionable yet professional touch to your outfit with a suede Radiant Orchid flats. Add a charming look to your outfit with a purple suede open toe sandals from Grace Up(1,273RS). These flats can add a hint of the trendy hue while keeping the rest of your outfit simple and classy. 

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