Orchid is the new black

Orchid is the new black
It was quite a busy weekend for Hollywood as the White House Correspondents Dinner and the Met Gala gave the most “it” celebrities a chance to strut their stuff.  Whilst flipping though images of both events, I detected a pattern – orange may be hot right now but purple, more specifically orchid, was the hue that hogged the spotlight. Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Joan Smalls to Beyoncé to Selena Gomez was rocking some derivative of this shade on their lips, eyes or even in their gown.

Joan Smalls at the Met Gala

Joan Smalls at the Met Gala

Lupita Nyong'o at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Lupita Nyong’o at the White House Correspondents Dinner

 

The best part about this trend is that you don’t have to stick with Pantone’s specific shade of Radiant Orchid although the Color of the Year is a good place to start. Find the shade that most complements your skin tone. It may have more pink tones like Lupita’s or more blue like Joan’s.

 

 

I love that both are bold yet wearable. You can really have fun and show some serious personality. Which one is my personal favorite? Well you will just have to tune into our instagram @themixxedchicks to find out!

 

-Ashley

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