How to inject ultra violet into your 2018 wardrobe - inspired by Princess Diana, Kylie Jenner and Rihanna

Sabrina Carder
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In case you've been living under a rock- the colour to wear in 2018 is a rather bold shade of purple called 'Ultra Violet'.

The 80s hue was announced as Pantone's Colour of the Year and is set to infiltrate everything from our homewear to our wardrobes this year.

Understandably, a lot of us are rather dubious of how to pull it off, fearing we'll end up looking like Barney the purple dinosaur or a Power Ranger.

Therefore, what we need is a large helping of style inspiration - and luckily over the years everyone from Princess Diana to Harry Styles and Kylie Jenner has favoured the vibrant colour.

Furthermore, the shade has even been royally approved by Her Majesty The Queen. So, what are you waiting for?

If pink can become the millennial colour of choice, then we are sure purple can too.

Harry Styles

It's no secret that statement suits were a massive hit in 2017. Therefore, if you're looking for a stylish way to slide purple into your New Year wardrobe, we'd take note from Harry Styles.

The singer gave a nod to the trend last year by pulling off a purple and paisley-patterned suit by Alexander McQueen.

However, there are subtler options to choose from as the catwalks were awash with multiple alternatives, which are sure to suit any style.

Gucci showcased sleek satin blazers, meanwhile, Victoria Beckham created a whole host of chic purple co-ords - ranging from pastel lavender suits to indigo two pieces.

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Sleeveless Top by Victoria Beckham, £370, Shop it now

Straight Trouser by Victoria Beckham, £355, Shop them now

Princess Diana

The latest Ultra Violet trend is proving (once again) that Princess Diana will forever be a style icon.

Several designers, including Balenciaga, Gucci and Isa Arfen have recently created numerous 80s outfits in the Princess's beloved violet shade.

So, if you want to get that princess-perfect look this year opt for a vintage-inspired feminine frock just like Princess Di.

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Cold-Shoulder Ruches Satin Mini Dress by Isa Arfen, £340, Shop it now

Kylie Jenner

Don't want to make that much of a commitment?

If you just want to give the trend a little nod, why not invest in one powerful purple accessory.

Balenciaga has championed bold colourful boots over the past few seasons (including a on-point purple pair) which have become a firm hit with stylish millennials such as Kylie Jenner.

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Purple Satin Over The Knee Boots by River Island, £40, Shop them now


If purple really isn't your colour when it comes to clothing, you can add a splash of it with a statement lipstick.

As always, Rihanna is ahead of the trend and has created a wild lilac lipstick for her Fenty Beauty line - proving that there are multiple way to work, work, work, work, work the Ultra Violet shade this season.

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Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick One of the Boyz by Fenty Beauty, £16, Shop it now