Viva Magenta: Our Favorite Magenta Clothing Picks

Pantone has named the Color of the Year, and it’s GOOD. Here's how to add a little (or a lot).
Robyn Balsley

“The best color in the world, is the one that looks good on you!”

— Coco Chanel

Ohhhkay, we know you love your neutrals. They are easy to wear, they go with everything, they don’t require tons of thought. We get it, we really do, and we’re not asking you to give up your beloved greige favorites.

What we are suggesting is that a little color in your wardrobe goes a long way. Still with us? There’s more. Pantone has named the Color of the Year, and it’s GOOD. A blend of pink, red, and purple, the shade best fits into the fuchsia family.

It’s especially good for us women because it’s the perfect shade to brighten skin and it works with all those beloved aforementioned neutrals. Pantone says it signals strength, and they call it both powerful and empowering. We say, BRING IT. Welcome to our collective consciousness, Viva Magenta.

Here’s how to add a little, or a lot.

Just a Pinch

Wear this over a long, white button-down (untucked) and khaki pants. Pro tip: Size up.

J.Crew Cashmere Cropped Cable-Knit V-Neck Cardigan Sweater

The perfect pink sparkler.

Jennifer Behr Myrla Earrings

Casual, chic, and color-infused!

COS Slim-Fit Heavyweight Long-Sleeved T-Shirt
Alo Polo Henley Pullover

Or, just a sweet blouse (with sleeves!) for work or weekends.

Michael Stars Joanna Button Down Shirt
Tommy Hilfiger Curve Oversized Poplin Shirt

A block heel goes with literally everything.

Sam Edelman Yaro Block Heel Sandal

A Dollop

Wake up your weekend jeans.

Banana Republic Cesta Oversized Cable-Knit Sweater
Vince Camuto Notch Collar Blazer

Clean trousers. Pair these with flats (loafers, ballet flats) and a solid top.

Anthropologie The Somerset Pull-On Pants
Eloquii Pop Color Pleated Flare Leg Trouser
Rachel Comey Carnaby Pants

The button-down style you know and love, in the color of the moment. Wear on its own or layer a t-shirt underneath and use the striped beauty as a shacket (shirt/jacket).

LMND Long Sleeve Shirt Stripe

Stunners (and splurges) for a night out.

COS Belted Puff-Sleeve Blouse
Veronica Beard Sionne Printed Surplice Blouse
Kobi Halperin Sandrah High-Neck Silk Blouse

A Full Cup

Do you have a casual summer fete to attend? Pair with nude or metallic sandals.

Aqua Swiss Dot V-Neck Midi Dress

Yes, the color is a wow, but the style is a classic. We’d love this for a work event (stand out)!

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Jovie Wrap Collar Dress

For the love of a suit. Look for magenta florals in a classic trouser shape. Lots are on sale now, although sizing is limited.

P.A.R.O.S.H. Floral-Print Tailored Trousers
Dries Van Noten Floral-Jacquard Straight-leg Pants
Robyn Balsley

As a Style Expert, I empower individuals and companies to step into their confidence and take the stress out of getting dressed in our hybrid world. The heart of my business is to help clients show up each day feeling their absolute best!

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