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So Pantone have revealed that ultra-violet is set to be the colour of 2018. With talk of robots stealing our jobs, driverless cars, and virtual reality becoming a part of our daily lives (yikes!), it’s no wonder that a futuristic colour palette will dominate this year. But if garish purple tones don’t suit you, you might be wishing you could leave it in the past.

Before you veto the violet, we’ve come up with a few ways that everyone can add a splash of purple into their day-to-day lives.

ADD IT TO YOUR BEAUTY REGIME:

Make like Rihanna and opt for a purple lip. It might sound like a daunting prospect, but you’d be surprised! More wearable than you’d think, you won’t look like you’re suffering from a severe case of pneumonia and instead you’ll be bang on trend. Or why not transform your look from simple to statement by adding a purple eyeshadow?  Scared to go bold? Opt for NARS’ ‘Soft’ ultraviolet eye creme

STATEMENT…SHOE?

If your complexion clashes with the colour purple, distance yourself (literally) by investing in a purple shoe. Heaps of purple boots have already hit the high streets, and we especially love these velvet boots by…

LOOK FOR LILAC

Move aside Millenial pink, it’s all about Millenial purple this Spring. If bright purple isn’t your thing, lilac is here to save the day (and your wardrobe). You don’t have to go all out either – we love And other Stories’ cute lilac beret!

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IF ALL ELSE FAILS…

Just carry round a bar of Cadburys!  Your chocolate addiction has never been so ‘on trend’ – embrace it.