While some years have been fashion misses for us (oof, that 2017 Pantone Greenery was a tough one), we’re all about Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, which is a rich, royal-looking, totally wearable Pantone Ultra Violet.
Whether it’s a clever nod to the passion of the women’s empowerment movement happening worldwide, or as they put it, inspired by “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future,” I’m taking it as a big ol’ yaaaas queen! and looking for Ultra Violet accessories to amp up my 2018 wardrobe in a big way.
And psst… does it look like any particular website header color you can think of? Maybe one you’re on right now? Yeah…we’re trendsetters.
So here’s to all my sisters out there: May you fight the good fight in flawless style.
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I love the nostalgic, casual feel of this Fjallraven Ultra Violet backpack which we spotted at Nordstrom. While our kids love them for school, I’d totally sport this with an athleisure look, or as a diaper bag that none of the other moms will have. Plus they hold up beautifully! ($80, Nordstrom)
The best way to wear our new favorite jewel tone? Gonna go with literal jewels, as in this Gorjana power gemstone bracelet from a favorite jewelry brand of ours. This amethyst bracelet has properties to soothe the mind and heal anxiety. I’ll take four, please. ($38, Nordstrom)
With a baby who’s still in his grabbing phase, I have a profound new appreciation for all things cordless, especially if they’re as gorgeous and hip as these Dr. Dre Beats wireless Ultra Violet headphones I spotted at Target. Win! ($299, Target)
Buying this Rimowa Salsa Air 32″ Roller Case in Ultra Violet will guarantee 2018 is a very jetset kind of year, right? Because I’m thinking the Ultra Violet color would look great as I pull it toward my rental in the Greek Isles. Okay, so even if you just end up visiting your family, you definitely won’t have trouble spotting this vibrant hue at baggage claim. ($625, Zappos)
And psst….For a tighter budget, you have to check out the affordable American Tourister 29″ Hardside Spinner in Ultra Violet on Amazon, which looks…well, not like we’d expect from AT. Wow, great looking carry-on. Work that (airport) runway! ($123 on sale, Amazon)
A good laptop case proves its value over and over, and it doesn’t hurt to have one in a cheerful color either. And there So many options for ombre purple laptop sleeves by the artists on Society 6, but I’m partial to this geometric ombre black and purple laptop sleeve by Art Deco. Such an affordable way to get the Pantone Color of the year into your accessory wardrobe. ($36.99, Society 6)
Another affordable way to embrace the Ultra Violet trend without spending a ton: brush on a coat of this Ultra Violet Butter nail polish developed with Pantone. It helps you stay on trend without too much commitment. ($10, Ulta)
Feeling a little more daring than just applying Ultra Violet to your nails? How about your eyelids? The new year is a perfect time to venture outside your makeup comfort zone, and I love this bold Ultra Violet baked eye color by Laura Mercier. You can pull it off! Take the plunge! ($25, Macy’s)
Loafers have become my go-to classy but casual look over the past few years, and the new Bill Blass Ultra Violet Sutton Loafers are such a fun take on the classic footwear. Pair with jeans and a neutral top for a sophisticated nod to this year’s Pantone color of the year. ($178, Anthropologie)
On the dressier side of things, something about this blingy Badgly Mischka Ultra Violet Aurora Clutch makes me fantasize about wearing it to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. But hey, even if my royal invite gets lost in the mail, I’d still have a blast carrying this during a night on the town. ($199, Nordstrom)
Want a less splurgey clutch for evening activities? Check out the cool woven fabric rhinestone clutch in Ultra Violet on Amazon that rings in uner $35. Which leaves enough for a new pair of shoes too, right? ($34.99, Amazon)
If you were lucky enough to receive a new Apple Watch for Christmas, or just want to update your existing one, a band is a perfect way to do it. Try this sporty, fun Ultra Violet Apple Watch band at a great price. ($49, Apple Store)
Hell yes, the future is female! And I couldn’t adore this Future is Female iPhone X case more. And hey, if your present (or future) doesn’t include an iPhone X, you can snag this cool iPhone case in other sizes, too. ($19.99, Target)