Pantone has recently named Ultra Violet purple as their ‘Color of the Year’ for 2018.  It’s a bold color that’s usually reserved for accessories such as ties and pocket squares in menswear.  However, there are many other ways to wear the color on a shirt or even on a suit.  Here, Milk Shirts shows you 10 ways to wear Pantone‘s 2018 ‘Color of the Year’, Ultra Violet.

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#1: The purple suit – wear it with a white shirt and black tie, to keep it classic; don’t skimp on the confidence.

#2: The bold purple blazer – an ultra-violet blazer is an excellent way to wear the trend without being too bold.  Pair it with a classic white shirt and navy trousers.

#3: The plain purple shirt – for a more subtle nod to the trend, wear your navy suit with a purple shirt instead of the usual white or blue.  A nice way to wear the trend if you work in a conservative environment.

#4: The purple theme – for the bold sartorialist, go for a full ultra-violet theme by selecting some solid purple pieces and other pieces with purple accents.  Anchor the look with a classic white shirt.

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#5: The purple tuxedo – why not try a purple tuxedo for your next formal event, instead of the usual black?  It’s a formal color that lends itself well to the tuxedo look. Pair it with a modern tuxedo shirt.

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#6: All purple everything – swap out #AllBlackEverything for #AllPurpleEverything this 2018 by selecting pieces in different shades of purple to give your look dimension; pick larger pieces that err on the side of blue for a more classic look.

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#7: The purple striped contrast collar shirt – choose a ultra-violet striped fabric instead of the classic navy blue.  Pair it with a paisley tie for a look that conveys confidence and style.

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#8: The purple tie – the easiest way to wear this trendy new color is with the purple tie you probably already have in your wardrobe.  Wear it with a crisp white shirt and a grey suit.  Another excellent choice if you work in a more conservative industry.

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#9: The purple summer blazer – summer is a great time to introduce some color into your look.  We particularly like how this guy has paired his white shirt and trousers with a purple cotton blazer.

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#10: The purple checkered shirt – a checkered shirt works well in an ultra-violet purple, particularly when paired with an ultra-violet tie and a classic plain grey suit.