1.24.2014

Fashion Forward Fridays: Pantone Color of the Year

I know as a "fashion blogger" I am behind the times on posting about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014, but, to be honest, it's because I haven't really decided if I like this color or not. I can honestly only think of one item in my closet that would be considered "Radiant Orchid" which is my beloved puppy skirt, but besides that I don't know if I would buy something in this color. I guess stores are just going to have to work harder to get me to buy from them...at least something in Radiant Orchid. To make me start to accept this color and possibly incorporate it into my wardrobe, here is a Fashion Forward Fridays look at the 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid!

I made this first look based around a totally different dress at first and then when I was all finished, I realized that dress was really just purple. If you follow me on Polyvore, you would have seen a sexier work look for about an hour, which was promptly edited to this set. The only thing that stayed the same between the two sets was that watch, because who wouldn't like to have that beauty?

This casual look is my favorite. To the point that I wish I was wearing this exact outfit right now. A girl can dream, right!? I think that colored denim will be the easiest way for me to accept this color, because I am all about colored pants. And this just looks so cozy and on trend. This might even be my favorite set I ever made on Polyvore, with a close second being my Everyday Leather look.

Finally, I wanted to mix it up a bit by creating a flirty night out look. And with this one, I was okay with the dress not being all Radiant Orchid, because I just love how this dress is just about every shade of purple. I also like the mixture of hard and soft elements, so I let the various shades of purple be the soft and feminine bit of this outfit and the jacket and accessories created the hard side. I would just suggest wearing some nude tights with this one if you were to copy it and actually go out, because let's be serious, Radiant Orchid is really a spring color and it is certainly not feeling like spring anywhere around here.


How do you feel about the Pantone color choice for this year? Are you still on the fence, like me, or are you sold on Radiant Orchid?
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14 comments:

  1. I love every form of purple, so radiant orchid is right up my alley!! I love the outfits you put together, especially the everyday one!
    ~Sara

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  2. I am still a little on the fence about this color too...I think it's a gorg hue, and wondering how many ways I can really wear...BUT you gave me some inspiration!! :)

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    1. Glad this is working for someone! Haha - I'm sure I'll cave in eventually!

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  3. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    Really like the Everyday outfit!

    Have a great weekend,
    -Kati

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  4. Oooh, I'm not too sure how I feel about the radiant orchard as the Pantone color of the year; last year's Emerald was definitely a winner for me. Although, I do like how you put together the Everyday outfit. The scarf and the pants complement each other so well! I think I'm going to have to start off small with this color, and grow into it haha! And I completely agree with you on the watch in the work outfit, such a beauty.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Yes, emerald was soooo perfect! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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  5. It could be pretty when done right but it also looks like a color you see in little girls clothes!

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    1. I agree Rachel. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. I LOVE the everyday look you put together. I totally thought the color of the year wasn't for me until I saw those jeans... super cute. I'm stopping by to say hi from the SITS tribe. Looking forward to reading more from a fellow Chels! ;)

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  7. It's a nice, subtle color. I actually love the color purple, but I'm more prone to deeper tones (equivalent to that of emerald or sapphire). However, I absolutely love the night out outfit! I would buy that dress if I had the extra means. :) And the simple, geometric jewelry? Be still, my heart.

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    1. I like the deeper hues of purple. And looove geometric jewelry too so I had to include them! Glad you like it!

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