Radiant Orchid Fashions

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Style expert Afiya Francisco injects some colour into our wardrobes with Pantone's colour of the year: radiant orchid.

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Video: Fashions Using Pantone's Colour of the Year

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A bright coat brightens any grey day and stands out in a sea of black.

Tip: Best for taller ladies: with this much colour, petites and shorter frames should look for more structured options.

Where to get it: Holt Renfrew

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Update the trendy printed pants and moto jacket already in your closet with a nice injection of radiant orchid. Navy is a soft compliment and this outfit would also look great on the weekend with a pair of jeans. 

Where to get it: sweater from Sears, pants and jacket from GAP

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If you're warming up to the idea of colour, try punchy accessories against a neutral canvas. Traces of radiant orchid in a print allow you to indulge in the colour trend without having to really invest in such a bold hue.

Tip: Coloured accessories are a great office-appropriate way to have fun with a trendy colour.

Where to get it: scarf from Ted Baker, clutch from Holt Renfrew

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Clear sequins add a little shine without sparkle to give you a fun evening look without being over the top. The colour blocking introduces radiant orchid, but has enough going on to remain in your closet long after the trend has passed.

Where to get it: dress from Holt Renfrew

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The strategic panelling on this dress is very flattering and keeps the eye moving up and down the middle. The material also offers great stretch, with enough structure to keep everything in its place. 

Where to get it: dress from Addition Elle

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If you can only buy one dress, this is it! It can be worn a million different ways and is perfect for dressing a wedding party for girls with different shapes and styles. The material is also very forgiving and can be used for a great day to night look — just change up the straps for more or less coverage.

Where to get it: dress from Henkaa

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