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Radiant Orchid: How to add the Color of the Year into your style

Hi SIMONistas!

Now that the Who’s Who in Hues, PANTONE Inc, has named “Radiant Orchid” the Color of the Year for 2014, it’s time to start incorporating this “radiant” tone into your wardrobe. And just as its name implies, radiant orchid is a vibrant and versatile hue that’s makes a bold statement. With its rosy undertones of pinks and purples, orchid is an effortless option for both women and men. This fabulously fresh tone also works just a well in the home as it does in your closet. A subtle touch of orchid in your décor will liven up any space with the perfect ambiance. Here are a few ways to add this blooming beauty into your style.

Abbey Ribbon Pillow and Lydia Pillow by KAS Designs Nordstrom

Orchid in the Home

In interior spaces orchid is the perfect accent and pops against light yellow, turquoise or olive green. Try this ‘Abbey’ Ribbon Pillow and‘Lydia’ Pillow (KAS Designs – Nordstrom)  to add a decorative touch to your décor.

Jaser shirt by Hugo Boss

For the Guys

Guys, it’s a known fact that “Real men wear orchid,” so don’t be afraid to rock this tone with bravado. This ‘Jaser’ dress shirt by Hugo Boss will show the ladies that you definitely ‘know’ your style. You can work on understanding us at your leisure. 😉

Hamilton Messenger bag Michael Kors Hyacinth lingerie by Agent Provocateur

For the Girls

Orchid is the perfect tone to liven up neutrals and classic looks like this cute Hamilton Messenger bag by Michael Kors.

Orchid is just as pretty behind closed doors, so vamp it up with a little lot of va-va-voom in this sexy Hyacinth ensemble by Agent Provocateur. Wear this beauty and you may not be seen again til summer. 😉

MAC Cosmetics eye pigment and lipglass

Beauty in Bloom

Orchid blends both cool and warm undertones and livens up your complexion. One the eyes it adds an alluring look while on the lips it simply speaks for itself (pun intended). Luckily MAC Cosmetics offers the perfect shade to give you all the glam you can handle. Eyes –Pigment, Lips – Tinted Lipglass

Kenneth Jay Lane Faceted Agate Necklace Neiman Marcus

Make a Statement

The easiest way to introduce vibrant orchid into your wardrobe is through accessories. This gorgeous statement piece from Kenneth Jay Lane (Neiman Marcus) makes the perfect addition to any ensemble.

So let your style radiate in 2014 and rock Radiant Orchid all year long. After all, 2015 is just around the corner and ‘who’ knows what the Color of the Year will be. And, I’m pretty sure that PANTONE will have something to say about it…

Nikka Shae The Undercover Socialite


Simon Mall Style Setter - Lenox Square & Phipps Plaza


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