Men: How to Wear Radiant Orchid, the Pantone Color of 2014

Radiant Orchid, purple, is the color of 2014. Of course you can ignore this and keep on keeping on, or you can take notice and add it to your wardrobe. Why? Because people/women love color and you’ll get noticed and receive many compliments wearing it. It’s also a conversation starter because you can mention, when you get complimented, that you’re wearing the color of 2014. How many guys will be able to say that?

Without further ado, here are some fashion items you can add to your wardrobe and wear all year:

Let’s just go right for the gusto and start with a purple Hugo Boss sportcoat. Yes, seriously. It’s a linen/wool blend so you can wear it all year round in comfort. You can dress it up for work or dress it down with jeans for semi-casual evenings out or just going places on the weekend. If you have an open mind, you will get a lot of wear out of this and will get compliments every time you wear it.

image of purple BOSS HUGO BOSS Sportcoat & Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans

Next we’ll talk about a radiant orchid cashmere v-neck sweater which with all of this wonderful winter weather, you’ll get plenty of wear from. You can pair it with a sportcoat, dress shirt and tie, or you can wear it with a t-shirt and jeans for a casual yet put together weekend look. Either way, you can’t lose.

image of John W. Nordstrom® radiant orchid V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

Don’t leave your bottom half out with these purple cotton slim flat-front pants. They’ll look great with all of your semi-casual outfits and to top it all off, are machine washable so there’s no dry clean bill. Whoop! You can pair these with neutrals or go all out and wear with even more color such as gold/yellow, orange, green or even red. Yep, red. Or you can go tone on tone with a lighter shade of purple on top.

image of French Connection 'Machine Gun' purple Flat Front Pants

Are you still on board? This next purple wardrobe item will stretch you a bit but I’m confident you can work it. These radiant orchid spectator shoes are suede and fabric. They will make a statement with any outfit you pair them with. Unless you’re used to wearing a lot of color, you may want to stick with wearing them with neutrals. Go on, step out of your style rut and take a chance.

image of Moods of Norway 'Ullern' radiant orchid Spectator ShoeIf you are a bit timid of going all out with radiant orchid, you can add just a touch with this plaid cashmere scarf. Mixed with charcoal grey, it should go with your winter coats. Once you get used to this tad bit of purple, you’ll be ready to incorporate some of the other pieces we’ve talked about.

image of Andrew Stewart 'Amicale Jura' purple Cashmere Scarf

So many choices to get you started. Which one will you initially adapt?

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