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Amethyst Orchid Rules The Runways- How To Wear The Colour


While winter whites may be a wardrobe essential for the frozen climate and arctic temperatures of January and February, a hint of colour can also easily rejuvenate your closet. This season, Pantone’s soft and feminine amethyst orchid made a vibrant sartorial statement on the catwalks. If you’re wondering how to embrace this gentle violet hue, here are a few runway inspired ways to wear the colour now.

Casual Chic

Bring a breath of fresh air into your Winter 2016 weekend looks, by following the style inspiration from the Jonathan Saunders runway. Step out in a colourblocked, flared frock accented with a V-neckline and contrasting shades of pale amethyst orchid, plum and black. To complete your funky Saturday look, accessorize your dress with shoulder-dusting dangling earrings and a pair of white lace-up leather boots.

Work Wear

On the Zimmerman runway, a three-quarter length wool coat in a rich shade of the season’s latest hue made a fierce splash. For an inspired workday look, pair your amethyst orchid topper with a lacy white turtleneck sweater and high-waisted trousers in a vivid cranberry or burgundy colour. Wrap up your chic ensemble with a beige fedora for a neutral, versatile accessorizing touch.


For the evening hours, channel your inner fairy tale princess in a flowing amethyst orchid creation as seen on the Tadashi Shoji runway. Whether you’re attending a winter gala or simply all dressed up with nowhere to go, an ethereal gown in this eye-catching colour can instantly leave you feeling like the belle of the ball. Look for a voluminous tulle hemline, dainty embellishment and a ladylike sleeveless style to instantly emphasize your silhouette.


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