(SPOT.ph) From Millennial Pink to Gen Z Yellow, it seems every year brings about a new color obsession, each with its own distinct personality. The former is soft and delicate, while the latter is striking and quirky. If you could pick out the next big color sensation, what would it be? There are many predictions. International trend forecaster World Global Style Network, for example, is looking at Neomint, a fresh shade of mint green, as a successor. Allow us to play devil’s advocate and take a guess ourselves.
If Millennial Pink is the aesthetic fulfillment of all our Barbie Dream House childhood fantasies, then maybe in adulthood, we look to its more grown-up cousin: Lavender. The soft purple hue carries a similar gentleness to Millennial Pink, but in a more neutral hue. It also bears a lofty, ethereal feel, perhaps thanks to purple's historical association with royalty. If you’re looking to take a break from the usual tones in your wardrobe, some lavender might be what your life needs.
Here are 10 lovely lavender items you can shop now:
Anillo Top in Lavender (P1,290) from Solana
Lavender already has a delicate look to it, but put it on a fine material like linen and you’ll get a super-feminine piece like this top from local brand Solana. The halter straps and V-neck will flatter different frames, drawing attention to the shoulders and collarbone for an elegant, well-structured OOTD. Pair it with white pants and dainty sandals for an effortless boho-chic look.
Complete Salon Manicure in Purple Heart (P465) from Sally Hansen
What's the easiest way to make any plain outfit a little more interesting? Pair it with some candy-colored nails! Try it out with this pretty purple polish from Sally Hansen, which is sure to stand out against your black-and-white outfits. The pastel shade will add quirk and personality to casual looks, but still look put-together when you’re dressing to impress.
Available online and at selected department stores.
Superstar Shoes in Soft Vision (P5,300) from Adidas
Color trends may come and go, but white sneakers are forever. For your newfound lavender obsession, try this pair from Adidas—the predominantly white exterior can be paired with pretty much anything while the delicate light purple accents give the chunky kicks a dainty touch.
See a list of Adidas branches.
Eyeshadow Single in Electro (P840) from Anastasia Beverly Hills
Go for an ethereal makeup look with this eyeshadow from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The purple-and-blue duochrome finish will add shine and dimension to your lids, while making your peepers pop. Just swipe it all over the lid in seconds and it’ll look like you spent a lot of time doing your eye makeup. Wear it with your fave nude lippie for an editorial, model-off-duty look.
The Rhea Phone Case (P350) from B. Manila
Your phone can be a stylish accessory in itself—just put it in a cute case! We love the abstract purple pattern on this phone case from B. Manila, which has navy accents that bring out the lavender tones. It’ll look so #aesthetic in all your flatlays and mirror selfies.
Magic in Lilac (P2,390) from Renegade Folk
These dainty sandals from Renegade Folk can go with anything from flowy dresses to ripped jeans, lending a feminine touch and a pop of color to any look. The short, block heel will add just a bit of height to your frame without straining your heels and toes. Plus, the wooden soles give the pair a rustic feel that’s perfect for outdoor parties and Sunday brunches.
See a list of Renegade Folk branches.
Pleated Long Dress in Light Purple (P3,490) from H&M
This lavender dress from H&M has soft, elegant ruching from the shoulders all the way down to the hem, creating an effortless, ethereal look that will make you feel like a real-life fairy. You can dress it down for regular days with slides or slip-on sneakers or pair it with some cute heels and be instantly ready for a fancy night out.
See a list of H&M branches.
9oz. Canteen in Peri Peri (P1,450) from Corkcicle
Though reusable water bottles mainly serve a practical purpose, there’s just something so satisfying about owning a cute tumbler. You’ll love carrying this canteen from Corkcicle from the gym to work and even to your weekend hangouts. The sleek bottle comes with a glossy finish that goes well with your all-lavender-everything collection.
See a list of Corkcicle branches and stockists.
Kanken Mini Backpack in Orchid (P4,595) from Fjallraven
A backpack is the ultimate travel essential—you can’t go wrong with a practical bag that’s perfectly balanced on your shoulders. If you don’t have your go-to pack just yet, try this bag from Swedish brand Fjallraven. This pretty purple variation of their popular Kanken backpacks will look cute with any outfit whether you’re hopping on a long commute or climbing up a mountain.
Available at Common Thread, Bratpack, and selected department stores.
Xenia in Lavender (P399) from Sunnies Studios
Whether it's summer or the rainy season, there’s rarely a shortage of sunshine in Manila, so it never hurts to stock up on new sunglasses. This pair from Sunnies Studios features a cool, futuristic silhouette that will look good at the beach and in the city. And yup, you guessed it—it’s decked out in a gorgeous, translucent lavender hue!
See a list of Sunnies Studios branches.