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How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe: Radiant Orchid

Written By Fashionable & Fabulous Guest Blogger, Jackie Miller

Personal Wardrobe Stylist/ CEO of From the Closet Style

Website: http://www.fromtheclosetstyle.com

The new year is here and you need to update your wardrobe but don’t know where to begin and you’re on a super tight budget. Adding accents to your wardrobe can makes a big difference in building or updating your style. My top tip is by starting at http://www.Pantone.com and finding what colors are on trend the season.

If you have heard the latest buzz, Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 which amazing shade of purple that speak volumes. Here are a few great ways you can fit this wonderful color in your life.

Basics

When starting to add this color to your closet start with the basics. Don’t spend a lot of money but keep it simple so it can easily be added to your existing wardrobe.

Radiant Orchid - Basics Under $50

Day to Night

With this look keep your basics that you can change your accessories. Effortless!

Radiant Orchid - Day to Night

Evening

For evening, this color is very versatile for any style. Don’t be afraid to choose a contrasting color when deciding your accessories.

Radiant Orchid - Evening

Weekend

The weekends are your days to have fun! Go for funky bold pieces and also be bold with your makeup. I kept the top neutral because you want everything to stand out. This is where you embrace your new favorite color!

Radiant Orchid - Weekend

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New York Fashion Week Recap

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This past New York Fashion Week, I had the chance to model for CHRISHABANA fashion jewelry line, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection — “TecTonic.” Each of us models had to hold a strong stance on a raised platform for the entirety of the event, displaying the jewelry beautifully to all the guests and look good for the countless photos taken. Half the models were painted in silver and the other half, including me were painted in rose gold glitter on our arms, legs, combed through slicked back hair and forehead, with rouge on our cheeks. It was a chic futuristic alien-esque look and my particular look consisted of a silver arrow-like jewelry piece glued between my eyebrows, sparkling silver earrings and a gorgeous glittering silver and pale purple necklace that the crowd ooh’d and aww’d over, proclaiming it the favorite piece of the night.

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This TecTonic CHRISHABANA jewelry collection “drew inspiration from linear seismic readings, geomorphic shifting plates and joy’s division’s unknown pleasures album, presenting a sophisticated jewelry collection evoking primitive futurism.”

Some highlights from my favorite New York Fashion Week shows:

Marchesa

The Theme: Sparkling, feminine gorgeousness bordering on princess-like

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Full of bohemian embellishments: lace butterflies, hand-painted flower appliques and dip-dyed feather plumes; shimmering embroidered lace; sensual silk; colorful floral embroidery; cascading trains…

Alice + Olivia

The Theme: “Prep meets pretty.”

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Neutral palette; playing with proportion; mix of flirty minis worn with button downs; sweaters and shrunken jackets; full ball gown skirts paired with casual crop tops; tailored blazers and skinny pleated trousers; feminine lace shorts and crystal-encrusted bustier…

Phillip Lim

The Theme: “Pairing down to the basics,” “Modern career girl”

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Color palette of pearly whites, deep blues and earthly tans; geometric, abstract prints on knee-length skirts; breezy blouses with sheer panels; kimono-style moto jackets…

Donna Karan

The Theme: “Travels & Worldviews”

DKNY

Earth tone paired with solid color palette, dresses and sarong skirts, airy shirts, luxurious outerwear…

J. Crew

The Theme: Bright & fun preppy chic style.

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Rainbow color palette and prints; neon-bright sportswear; tailored classics…

J. Mendel

The Theme: “Gamine chic” — Just short of girly

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Range of pastels; sweet, upbeat leggy dresses and shorts; feminine prints…

Ralph Lauren

The Theme: The Mod ’60s with a British sense of cool

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Monochromatic color palette of a range of fluorescents; A-line double-face knit dresses; graphic separates; slick trouser suits…

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