The Coolest Ways to Wear the Color of the Year

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Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year for 2018, and we’re pretty excited to incorporate this bold hue into our wardrobes. Gone are the days of oatmeal and millennial pink, because we have a major crush on this powerful pop of color. Ultra Violet—described by Pantone as a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking”—can be easily dressed up with a statement dress, or the perfect subtle was to accessorize.

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Per Pantone, historically Ultra Violet has been associated with mystical or spiritual qualities, and can also inspire a sense of community. The Color of the Year is an opportunity for people to reflect on the current landscape and what is trending in the world. This year, Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said that Ultra Violet is of a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.

Ultra Violet evokes imagination, creativity and innovation, and what better way to show off the color of the year than through a statement ruffle dress or velvet slides? Ahead, we have 35 show-stopping ways to wear Ultra Violet this year.

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The Ultra Violet Ensemble
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Two-Tone Purple
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The Violet Set
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Retro Ruffles

Dress, $680 at Kenzo

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Ruffle Skirt
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Violet Things
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Velvet Slides

Alberta Ferretti slides, $1,290 at Barneys

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Violet Puffer
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The Bomber Jacket
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Macramé Dress

Dress, $2,835 at La Perla

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Pops of Purple
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Red + Ultra Violet
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Embellished Purse

Bag, $2,290 at Prada

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The 'It' Blouse
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Retro Ready
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Ruffle Shirtdress

Stella McCartney shirtdress, $1,750 at Bergdorf Goodman

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Ombré Effect
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Purple Tones
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Racing Tee

Shirt, $120 at Paradised

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Faux Fur Coat
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The Maxi Dress
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Loafer Love

Loafer, $89 at Franco Sarto

STYLECASTER | 35 Ways to Wear the Color of the Year
The Graphic Tee
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Active Jacket

Jacket, $30 (was $50) at Eddie Bauer

STYLECASTER | 35 Ways to Wear the Color of the Year
The Violet Skirt
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Animal Prints
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Cargo Party

Pants, $34 at Boohoo

STYLECASTER | 35 Ways to Wear the Color of the Year
Statement Coat
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Slip Dress

Dress, $245 at Silk Laundry

STYLECASTER | 35 Ways to Wear the Color of the Year
The Sweater
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The Satchel

Purse, $328 at Dooney & Bourke

STYLECASTER | 35 Ways to Wear the Color of the Year
Statement Boots
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Shoulder Bag

Bag, $1,980 at Gucci

STYLECASTER | 35 Ways to Wear the Color of the Year
The Violet Dress
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Embellished Buttons

Sandro dress, $305 at Selfridges

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