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Radiant Orchid – Trend Tolerance: Low

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Photo: Li Bingbing by Chen Man, Vogue China.

Photo: Li Bingbing by Chen Man, Vogue China.

Radiant Orchid is the colour for 2014 – so says Pantone Color Institute who describes the hue as "a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones". I'm on board; a little is an instant wardrobe update, a lot is kind of magical (that beautiful coat captured for Vogue China -above- should convince you.) Both Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge donned the colour long before it was given a moniker – albeit super stylish, they each tend to favour easy-to-wear pieces that are readily adopted by everyday fashion enthusiasts, meaning that, though trendy, Radiant Orchid has staying power beyond the season.

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