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18 fashion pieces you need to fully embrace Pantone's colour of the year

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18 fashion pieces you need to fully embrace Pantone's colour of the year
Reports signal a torrential outpouring of purple rain rolling towards the fashion front

In other words, Pantone's pick for 2018, Ultra Violet, is set to take the year by storm. We've given you a list of wonderful accessories for you to dip your toes in and test waters here. But, if you're ready to dive straight into "a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade" that speaks "originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking", start shopping for pieces in solid blocks of violet. While Pantone specifically pinpoints a purple with blue undertones, we reckon it shouldn't matter if your shade leans towards the warmer side of the spectrum or veers towards the cool—just keep it bright and bold.

Outstanding against neutrals; regal when worn with metallics; a chameleon with contrasting splashes of yellow, orange and green; but a totally modern take on retro beside pops of pink; purple definitely deserves more credit than it is given. It's time to embrace those UV rays. Ready? Ahead are 18 fashion picks that are ultra violet and ultra rad:

Hit the links for more deets on each item:

1. Isabel Sanches strapless peplum cocktail dress

2. Salvatore Ferragamo belted flared dress

3. Kenzo glitter knit top

4. Thierry Mugler Vintage oversized coat

5. Calvin Klein 205W39NYC side stripe trousers

6. Bambah back bow bustier top

7. Yves Saint Laurent Vintage pencil skirt

8. Chloé long ruffle dress

9. Faith Connexion embellished V-neck cardigan

10. Marchesa Notte 3D flower gown

11. Pleats Please by Issey Miyake plissé duster jacket

12. Juan Carlos Obando cowl neck halter top

13. Roland Mouret classic fitted dress

14. Gucci tiger knitted sweater

15. Versus Vintage draped waterfall shirt

16. Haider Ackermann shawl collar blouse

17. Unravel Project oversized hoodie

18. Circus Hotel flared sleeved blouse

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