Pantone 2014 Radiant Orchid: Clothing And Makeup Ideas

As many of you already know, Pantone's color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. I don't think anyone could've been happier with that choice, I've always adored purple-fuscia-pink tones.  The color orchid is usually a bright purple and can range from a greyish purple to a purplish pink.  So to me, finding clothing/makeup/accessories that will be on-trend will be fairly easy. I think as long as it's in the purple family it will be great!  I'm not going to go into too much detail about these things. These are just items I have that I plan on using a lot in 2014. You'll see there is no need to go out and buy a bunch of new stuff, you'd be surprised if you just go pilfering how much you can come up with that will work just fine.   I tried to include a bag, a couple of clothing items, shoes, accessories, and some makeup products. Keep in mind that due to poor lighting, lack of using a flash, and the fact that these were all taken with my phone, the color of these products didn't all turn out 100% accurately. But they did enough for you to get the gist.

Clothing Ideas:

Fair-Isle Tunic from Gap

Neon Purple Skinny Jeans from Old Navy

Maurice's top with every shade of purple imaginable. You can't fail with something like this!

Accessory Ideas:

Long statement necklace from Walmart

Citrus Crush Pendant Necklace from Baublebar

Bow Bangle from Target

Bag/Purse Idea:

Foley+Corinna Bag

I found this a few years ago on HSN. At that time I wanted a new bag and had VERY specific things I wanted. I wanted leather, big, bright, comfy on the shoulder, and for it to be a one piece.  No straps, all one piece, like a doughnut. This one had everything I wanted. I've loved it since day one, and it is the perfect color for 2014. 

It has a plain, flat front. The backside has a zipper with a fringe.  (The color looks a little off in some of these photos, sorry). 

The big shoulder strap has a zipper with a fringe too, if you want two straps you simply unzip it. This big, soft strap is so comfy. 

This bag is huge. Zippers on both sides inside. (Here you can see the color more accurately).

This just goes to show you, if you invest in quality made genuine products, they can last you for years. I don't remember how much I paid for this exactly, but similar bags around this size run between $395-$500 on HSN's website. I know that sounds like a lot, but I believe you get what you pay for. Plus, they are on easy pay!


Nail Polish: 

Illamasqua Jo'Mina nail polish

Essie Under Where?

(Under Where? is what I was wearing in this photo)


When thinking about orchid-ish shades of lipstick, keep in mind that numerous shades will work. If something is a little too pink, add a more purple hued lipgloss on top.  Or mix two colors, or use a lipliner that adjusts the color accordingly. Possibilities in this category are endless. Here are some items I plan on wearing. 

 (a pastel lilac/orchid)

 (a pinky fuscia)

 (definitely a more pinky/mauve)


 (more pink with orchid shimmers)

Buxom lipgloss in Rachel

Milani 3D Glitzy Gloss in Fashion Diva

Revlon lipgloss in Lilac Pastelle
 (this light purple gloss over top the right lipstick could give the perfect orchid shade)

Other Makeup Ideas:

(Pictured:  Elf single eyeshadow, Rimmel Quad, CG Quad, Victoria Secret liquid eyeshadows, Too Faced Palette, Stila Palette, Maybelline Quad)

If you glance through your makeup you'll see various purple shades in your collection. Once you blend colors out and put the finishing touches on your eye looks, all you're looking for is that hint of color. Any and all of these could give you that. Another palette that could really come in handy this year:

WNW Petal Pusher Palette

Alrighty, that just about does it. Like I said, I think following the 2014 Radiant Orchid trend will be quite easy. You can't go wrong with purpley-fuscias. All you have to do is incorporate one or two of these to your daily looks (too much and we would look Barney-ish...def not the look we are aiming for hahaha)!  So let me know what things you've got for this new trend, and as always, thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by. 
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