And the color of the year is …
Dec 10, 2013
With 2014 quickly approaching, style experts are voicing their predictions about trends for the year ahead. Pantone is the most recent source to step up with the fashion patterns they're expecting to see at upcoming runway shows and on the streets, and the company just crowned a light violate shade named "Radiant Orchid" as the 2014 color of the year. Here are some ways to incorporate this year's "it" hue in your own wardrobe:
Flowy and free
As part of their spring 2014 line, Altuzarra modeled a high-collared blouse in Radiant Orchid and matching pinstriped shorts. The billowy bottoms cinched at the waist with white accenting and a pearly button, and the shirt clasped just below the neck, flowing outward. White accents on the collar and sleeves created a start contrast for the otherwise mild hue and were paired with a pair of bright pumps. The model matched the fashion-forward look with a pair of sparkling pin earrings in dazzling gemstones, similar to the Sterling Silver Figaro-Link Chain 20".
Chains and tulle
Christopher Kane's spring collection includes another form-fitting dress that mirrors the wraparound effect. The designer's dress falls a bit shorter on the hemline, hitting just above the knee. Sky-high platform heels with gladiator-style lacing matched the crisscross effect of the bodice's cutout section. The neckline was accented by metallic chains that resembled the 5.81 TCW Oval Cut Aurora Borealis Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring.
Dior's spring collection paired the shade with a more eye-catching color - tangerine. The delicate lavender number fell to the floor and was creatively complemented by the brighter hue, tied together with a sophisticated and sleek pair of pumps in a dark sand color. The skirt was crafted from shimmering satin with slight pleating near the waist, matched with the matte material of the top. To balance the skirt's glimmer, a pair of sparkling stud earrings like the