At the beginning of every year, Pantone declares its Colour of the Year and we start to explore how we can incorporate the chosen hue into our wardrobes. This year the shade also lends itself beautifully to cosmetics with Ultra Violet offering endless options in the make-up department.
Described as complex, dramatically provocative and thoughtful the purple shade has been worn by many famous icons including Hilary Clinton, David Bowie and the late Prince.
Want to know what shade of Ultra Violet to go for? While the shades sits in the spring season just a small shift see’s it working across all the seasons. If you fall in the Winter pallet opt for vibrant (think Royal purple) and deeper shades, autumns, think peacock purple and summers need to turn down the clarity and go for softer more muted shades.
Read on for some ideas on how to wear the colour of the year.
If you prefer to keep things low key team your favourite denim with a slouchy oversized jumper. For work swap your denim for a skirt and velvet boots.
H&M – Rib Knit Jumper
Jigsaw – Pleated Iridescent Midi Skirt
Bored of your gym kit? Why not jazz up your workouts with some purple.
Nike – Relay Tank Top – Sports Direct
Addidas – Performance Techfit Training Pant – Sports Direct
Nike – Women’s Pullover Hoodie
Embellished sandals, metallic mules or velvet boots will give a new lease of life to any outfit
Top Shop – Juliette V-Cut Mules
Moda In Pelle – Peretta Purple Suede Boots
Ravel – Virginia Sandal
And in the Make-up department . . . . . .
Want to make a statement? A pop of purple eyeshadow will have everyone fixed on your eyes. Make sure to wear a couple of coats of black mascara to make your lashes stand out!
Nutrimetics Eyeshadow – Wisteria
Maybelline – Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow, painted Purple Dare
For those that dare (and are suited to colours with a cool undertone) opt for purple lips to upgrade your LBD. It will instantly make your look more interesting.
NARS Larger than Life Lipgloss – Anness Folles
Urban Decay – Vice Lipstick in Pandemonium
If all the above feels a little too bold for your liking then how about a purple manicure or pedicure.
Essie 47 – Sexy Divide Dark Shimmer Purple Nail Polish
OPI – O-Suzi Mio Nail Polish