The Color Purple

Wondering what the hottest color of the year is? Well, take a moment to tap into your inner preschooler and recall what happens when you combine red white and blue. If you came up with the color purple, you're ready to rock Pantone's Color of the Year, Ultra Violet.

The shade that has been associated with wealth and royalty is dominating the fashion scene. From dresses and skirts to shoes and bags, we've got your purple plan laid out for you.

Channel your inner Prince (be it the late Musician or a Royal heir) while donning Gucci's electrifying suit. The vibrant purple jacket with bright green snake motif paired with crushed velvet pants makes a bold statement. For something a bit more office appropriate, Gucci's lightweight wool-crepe silk A-line skirt with iconic double GG double logo on the waist will keep you on-trend while maintaining a professional attire. Looking for a cooler option for daytime, Burberry's floor-length skirt in flocked cotton tulle paired with a white T can easily be a spring and summer uniform.

One way to dip your toe into a trend is with accessories. Buckle up with Versace's violet leather belt with Baroque buckle and the brand's recognizable Medusa head detailing or Valentino's Mini Body Bag, a very versatile option. It can be worn as a shoulder or cross body bag, a belt bag, or body bag — think backpack worn on your front side. For your feet, Christian Louboutin's classic heel, "Pigalle Follies" in purple are sure to please.

Blinded by the bright, but don't want to miss out on the style? Go your own way while staying in the purple family with a more muted version. Tom Ford's casual atheleisure inspired trousers will take you from day to night or for evening, Alice + Olivia's Tamika Cutout Handkerchief Dress makes wearing daytime lace a breeze.

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