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3 Ways To Wear White In Winter

How To Wear White In Winter

Following up from the style advice How To Wear White In Winter, I have compiled 3 Ways To Wear White In Winter using an off-white Rag & Bone sweater.

Which look is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

Look 1: White & Warm Tones

How To Wear Winter White: White & Warm Tones

Rag & Bone white long sleeve sweater / Pull & Bear skinny jeans / Valentino studded sandals / Tory Burch tote  / Marc by Marc Jacobs watch / Hipanema bead bracelet / Stella & Dot earrings

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Colour Trend: Radiant Orchid – The Colour Of The Year 2014

Radiant Orchid - Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

Hi everyone,

The results are in: Pantone, the global authority on all things colour-related, has recently announced their selection for 2014’s Colour of the Year: PANTONE 18-3224, aka “Radiant Orchid”.

Radiant Orchid “encourages expanded creativity and originality,” says Pantone. When I first looked at the pictures, I have to admit that I was a bit confused. What exactly is Radiant Orchid supposed to be? This muddled colour of purple and pink with grey undertones? Isn’t that… Mauve?

Then I saw this colour swatch and was already a lot happier:

Radiant Orchid - Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

It’s actually a bit brighter than mauve with more pink and violet undertones. At the same time it is a lot lighter than the Colour of the Year in previous years (Emerald in 2013 and Tangerine in 2012), which makes it easier for more people to wear.

Check out my style advice on How To Wear The Radiant Orchid Colour.

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xoxo, Lu

How To Wear Acai Purple

How To Wear Acai Purple

Pantone has called out acai purple to be one of the trend colors for fall 2013 (“Acai” is pronounced “Aah-Sai-EEE”, by the way).

It is a rich, deep hue of purple, exuding a royal flair as well as a sense of mystery. This color makes a statement and evokes the connection to richness and glamour. No wonder designers like GucciAlberta Ferretti and Elie Saab have incorporated it in their collections!

In terms of styling, acai purple lends itself beautifully to jewel-toned colors like emerald, turquoise and sapphire or other berry colours like raspberry, blueberry and strawberry. It can also be paired with neutrals like black, beige or white and can be accentuated with either silver or gold.

This color will complement ladies best, who have cool and deep colorings in their skin, eyes and hair. If you have cool colorings, but are more on the lighter side, you can still wear acai purple. Just make sure to combine with pieces in cool, light and muted colors to tone down the heavy richness.

Watch out, however, if you are warm skinned. Then, a color like acai purple can take away the natural vibrance in your face and make you look sick. Try to wear it further away from your face, on your lower body or as accents only. Also stick to warm tones in your accessoires and jewellry. As a matter of contrast, this shade of purple can look very rich and royal if combined with gold.

Here are 3 Ways To Wear An Acai Purple Dress. Due to a special request, I keep it to outfits suited for a wedding – just the right occasion for an elegant and glamorous shade like acai purple!

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3 Ways To Wear Acai Purple

How To Wear Acai Purple

Look 1: Cool Metallics

How To Wear Acai Purple: Cool Metallics | © 3waystowear.com

Michael Kors purple dress / Stuart Weitzman pumps / Jigsaw leather clutch / Marc by Marc Jacobs watch / Carolee earrings / Giani amethyst ring / Gucci glasses

Look 2: Berrylicious

How To Wear Acai Purple: Berrylicious | © 3waystowear.com

Michael Kors acai purple dress / Le Marais midnight blue jacket / Cole Haan open toe pumps / BCBG clutch purse / Michael Kors watch / Jacqueline Pinto bead bracelet / Zara necklace

Look 3: Jewels Rock

How To Wear Acai Purple: Jewels Rock | © 3waystowear.com

Michael Kors purple dress / Stuart Weitzman heels / Tory Burch leather clutch / Roberto Cavalli bracelet / Michael Kors watch / Alexis Bittar ring / C. Wonder earrings

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xoxo, Lu