How To Get Ultra-Violet Into Your Wardrobe
Ultra-violet is more than an intense and dramatic shade of purple — it’s the biggest, the hottest and the trendiest color of the entire year. You will spot variations of this glorious hue on fashion models walking down the runway and in flashy magazines. Haute-couture may be out of your price range, but you can still add ultra-violet to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
The reason why ultra-violet has surged in popularity recently is that it was named the color of the year 2018 — this type of announcement is made every year by the professionals from the Pantone Color Institute. The specific is color is chosen after analyzing design patterns and changes in film, art, fashion, entertainment and even social media. Previous winning shades include Greenery, Rose Quartz, Serenity, Marsala, Radiant Orchid, Emerald and Tangerine Tango. The institute explained their decision behind this year’s choice, saying that the shade implies creativity, experimentation and visionary thinking.
Since ultra-violet is supposed to inspire creativity, you should use your own crafting skills to get the shade into your wardrobe. If you know how to knit or crochet, you should visit the website Yarnspirations to use their free patterns and to findlots of purple yarn. You can order a spool of Patons Alpaca Blend in Ultra Violet for your crafting project — Caron Simply Soft in Purple, Lily Sugar’n Cream in Grape and Bernat Blanket Brights in Pow Purple are also excellent options. See what items you can make with the 2018 Color of the Year when you check out the Yarnspirations Blog — there is a helpful list of patterns for pieces like cardigans, hats and cowls to add to your closet. You don’t have to limit yourself to those suggestions because you can take any pattern from the website and substitute the suggested yarn with the shade of your choice.
If you consider yourself a crafty person but you’re not necessarily skilled at crochet or knitting, you can still put together some fashionable ultra-violet items. Fashion experts have declared that one of the top ways to wear ultra-violet this year is with a pair of stylish tassel earrings—this jewelry style became a hit in 2017 and is still considered a growing trend. You don’t have to go the store or order a pair of these trendy earrings online when you can easily make a pair for a fraction of the costs. If you want to create some DIY tassel earrings in ultra-violet or a similar shade, you will need earring hooks, jump rings, scissors, scotch tape, pliers and material to make up the tassel. The tassel material depends on the size and thickness that you want from your earrings — you can choose silk thread for thin, embroidery thread for moderate and yarn for chunky results.
Follow the mantra of the color of the year by getting creative and thinking outside of the box. Instead of buying clothes and accessories, make your own and end up with fashion-forward ultra-violet items in your closet without spending a fortune.