Posted: Feb 01 2014
by: April Clark

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Fashion Friday: My Carolina Today Style Segment, Pantone's Radiant Orchid

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Pantone's 2014 color of the year is radiant orchid.  It is described as  a not-so-innocent purple-pink sparking creativity and originality in fashion this year.  I was happy to stop by My Carolina Today to speak to Mike and Valonda about the new color trend and how to wear it.  I showed four winter to spring transition pieces with the trend and it's WILDCARD color pairing.  I suggested trying the trend in accessories, prints, an inexpensive item and in work attire.
Special thank you to Laura Mitsven, Assistant Store Manager at Belk, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, NC.
All of the looks can be found at BELK

TRY THE TREND IN ACCESSORIES:

 

Photo by Tyree Thomas of IVISTOFOTO 22slides.com

Amy is wearing the radiant orchid in her jewelry and fashion tote. Accessories are a great way to try a trend because you can try it in a plethora of looks.

Amy's look:

CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley plum avenue tie front blouse $79.00 on sale for $38.99

Joes's Jeans in deep plum ultra skinny jean $168.00

Costa Blaca crochet vest $68.00

Sak Roots 'True Love' tote $79.00 on sale for $58.99

Gem Chronicles Radiant Orchid Collection: 

Necklace $35.00

Earrings $20.00

Ring: $24.00 (small)

thegemchronicles.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy's nails were done in 'Raspberry Beret' by Iconic Luxury Nail Color www.iconicluxurynailcolour.com 

 

THE WILD CARD PARING:

OLIVE

 

STEVE by Steve madden 'Ravesh' pump in Olive

 

 

 

TRY THE TREND IN PRINTS:

 

 

Photo by Tyree Thomas of IVISTOFOTO 22slides.com

 

LaShawnda is wearing radiant orchid in a print.  This is a great way to add the trend to your existing wardrobe.  By adding the trend in a print you can mix and match the trend with other looks in your  wardrobe.  

Here her winter to spring transition is a spring dress layered with a denim shirt and faux leather vest, once spring has sprung she can wear it with the dress alone!

 

LaShawnda's look:

Jones New York Career Dress $98.00

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Village Blue' embroidered jeweled collar denim shirt $129.00 on sale for $59.00

Two by Vince Camuto Moto faux leather vest $149.00 on sales $75.99

 

 

 THE WILDCARD PAIRING:

ORANGE

 

Kate Spade NY small maryanne quilted purse in valencia $378.00 on sale for $282.99

 

 

 

 

 

TRY RADIANT ORCHID IN AN INEXPENSIVE ITEM

 

Photo by Tyree Thomas of IVISTOFOTO 22slides.com

 

Jonathan is wearing the trend in a t-shirt.  This is a great alternative for men, they can try the trend and see if they like it and if not, give it away! It's worth the few bucks to try the newest trends in fashion and it won't cost an arm and a leg.

 

 

 

Jonathan's look:

CHOR light grey faux leather hoodie jacket $98.00

Tommy Bahama 'Polynesian Plum'  pocket t shirt $48.00 (you can always get a more affordable option)

Buffalo David Britton grey jeans $99.00

Polo Ralph Lauren Mid Grey $75.00

 

 

 

THE WILDCARD COLOR PAIRING:

GREY

 

 

it's easy to add black to the mix but grey is a more interesting selection. Wear from head to toe for a modern monochromatic look.

 

 

 

 

TRY THE TREND IN WORK ATTIRE

Photo by Tyree Thomas of IVISTOFOTO 22slides.com

 

Eric is wearing the trend in his work attire.  Radiant orchid is a great way to showcase a vibrant personality.  Try wearing it at casual work events or casual Fridays. Toughen up the look with a leather jacket and you have successfully achieved the look!

 

Eric's look:

Van Hussen Luxe Sateen in 'Wild Orchid' $45.00

Calvin Klein Leather Jacket $128.00

Chip and Pepper California medium/dark jean $68.00

 

 

THE WILDCARD COLOR PAIRING:

TEAL

 

 

 

 

My Look:

 

Betsey Johnson Three Quarter Sleeve Printed Bandage Dress 94.00

 

 

The back was the reason I chose this dress!

 

 

I wore 'Raspberry Beret' and my new color for spring 'POP rocks' from the spring collection

The ring is $30 from thegemchronicles.com

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL THE BEHIND THE SCENES PEEPS! 

 

 

 

Thank you Eric, Amy, LaShawnda and Jonathan! You all are so amazing and professional!

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Photo by Tyree Thomas of IVISTOFOTO 22slides.com

   

 

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