Pantone Announces 2018 Color of the Year Their Pick is Ultra Violet!

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Pantone 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

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I.  Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year.  According to Pantone’s website, the Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.  It goes on to state that “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence.”

II.  Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

 

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Pantone has selected dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade of Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year because it communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Pantone describes it best when it proclaims that “Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”

III.  Ultra Violet On the Runway

During past seasons, Ultra Violet has made its way to the fashion runways.  I am certain there are other examples, but these were the ones that immediately came to mind when Pantone announced Ultra Violet as their 2018 Color of the Year.

Carolina Herrera Ultra Violet Dress
Carolina Herrera // Spring/Summer 2018 Collection // Photo by Vogue.com

alberta ferretti fall/winter 2013

Alberta Ferretti // Fall/Winter 2013 // Photo by Vogue.com

YSL Fall 2010

Saint Laurent // Fall/Winter 2010 // Photo by Vogue.com

IV.  One Last Thought

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10 Winter Trends to Try Right Now Winter Trends That Are Hot!

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Fashion has a way of setting trends on fire, even in the colder months.  The ten trends listed below have become quite popular and I wanted to share them with you so you could partake in them should you choose.  Personally, I love to follow trends.  I feel like that it is a break from the ordinary.  It is a chance to be expressive by making each trend your own in some subtle or not-so-subtle way.  Think about that as you look at each trend’s collage below.  Think about how you can make the trend your own!

 

Turtleneck Dresses

For an in-depth discussion on whether the turtleneck dress is the new power suit, click here!

Faux-Fur Trim Coats
There are so many faux-fur jacket options these days.  Click here for an overview of many of the different types.
Sweater Dresses

Here’s a great article about how to style a sweater dress according to celebrities.

Sequin Skirts
Check out blogger Sheer Luxe‘s take on sequin skirts. They never go out of style!
Bell Sleeve Sweaters
Blogger One Awesome Momma has a great write-up about How to Wear a Bell Sleeve Sweater in Fall & Winter
Red Booties
Here’s a great article about the red boot trend:
These 17 Red Boot Styles Will Have You On-Trend This Fall
Puffer Coats
An editorial by Vogue Magazine: A Brief History of the Puffer in Fashion
Christmas Sweaters

In this collage, I’ve included what I think are pretty Christmas sweaters, this article is about not-so-pretty Christmas sweaters.  However, it’s an inspiring article about entrepreneurship so I wanted to share it.

British Vogue recently named their best camel coats for the season in a fantastic article.

Which trend(s) is your favorite?