11 easy ways to wear Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

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If you’ve been looking for ways to amp up your wardrobe or could use a little style inspiration this season, why not play with the Color of the Year? Pantone named Very Peri as its 2022 Color of the Year during December and it has already started popping up in closets, makeup bags and homes.

According to Pantone, Very Peri’s “courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity,” so now is the perfect time to bring some of the creative energy into your winter outfits! Luckily, this dynamic periwinkle hue is an exceedingly wearable shade, so you don’t have to be afraid of making a Very Peri purchase and then never wearing it again. This color fits into tons of different colors palettes and pairs just as well with bright shades like fuchsia and forest green as it does with neutrals such as taupe and clay.

From accessories to clothes, shop 11 Very Peri-colored fashion essentials below and add this trending color to your closet.

1. CARIUMA Pantone Very Peri/Off-White Canvas, Pre-order $89

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While these sneakers from CARIUMA are only available for pre-order right now, they had to make this list since the sustainable shoe brand collaborated with Pantone on the design. If you’re looking for something more subtle, you can also score this style in white with Very Peri accents.

2. Staud Shoko Sweater, $165

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The Shoko Sweater is one of Staud’s signature designs for good reason. Made out of a super cozy, ribbed knit, it can be worn as both a sweater or a dress. (P.S. Staud is holding its winter sale right now, so definitely check out the brand’s markdowns after you add this piece to your cart.)

3. JW PEI Gabbi Bag, $79 (Orig. $89)

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JW PEI’s vegan leather handbags have been spotted on everyone from Gigi Hadid to Hailey Bieber. Known for their playful and trendy designs, JW PEI’s styles are also wallet-friendly for all babes on a budget. The Gabbi Bag features a faux suede lining and a magnetic closure.

4. Halara In My Feels Everyday 2-in-1 Activity Dress, $49.95

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Working on those New Year’s fitness resolutions? Head to the gym in this Halara Activity Dress and feel both cute and comfortable. This dress is made with sweat-wicking fabric, has a four-way stretch, removable pads and a built-in romper with pockets!

5. Gola Classics Women’s Daytona Sneakers, $42.50 (Orig. $85)

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Score these adorable shoes from Gola quick — they’re 50% off. You can sport these vintage-inspired sneakers with everything from jeans and a tee to leggings and a hoodie. Consider these your do-anything, go-anywhere shoes.

6. Free People Happiness Runs Crop, $30

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Free People has a whole slew of fans when it comes to its Happiness Runs Crop. This $30 essential comes in over 40 colors (including the Violet Quartz color, shown above) and is a fantastic layering piece. Wear this cropped tank when you’re lounging on the couch or heading to the gym (you can wear it with or without a bra!).

7. ASOS DESIGN Hair Claw, $6.30 (Orig. $11.50)

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If you prefer to keep your clothing selection pretty neutral, add a little Very Peri to your look with fun accessories. This pretty hair clip is a total steal for under $10 and can instantly take a basic fit up a few notches. Use it to create a half-up, half-down look or to secure your messy bun.

8. BONBONWHIMS Adjustable Enamal Drip Band, $46

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BONBONWHIMS makes tons of funky jewelry that is playful and colorful — so naturally, they have something periwinkle! This ring is made of enamel over gold-plated metal and is adjustable, so you can wear it on different fingers. Plus, it’s perfect for stacking with your other go-to rings.

9. DONNI Terry Henley Drawstring Shorts, $59.84 (Orig. $114)

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Cozy up all year long in these adorable terry shorts from DONNI. These machine-washable shorts have an elasticized waistband, a drawstring tie and mother of pearl buttons. You can also shop these shorts in a pink peony shade.

10. Vans Core Basic Beanie, $18

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Stay warm this winter with this simple beanie from Vans. This ribbed hat is a great way to top off any winter outfit in need of a little color. And at under $20, this hat also makes for an awesome gift for anyone with a winter birthday or for your Galentine.

11. Girlfriend Collective Iris FLOAT Ultralight Bike Short, $52

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Bike shorts are a total must-have and this pair from Girlfriend Collective. The site describes these as “lightweight, breathable and luxuriously soft.” These shorts are available in sizes XXS to 6XL and the brand has a ton of different styles in this pretty Iris shade, so if you love a monochromatic look, you’re in luck.

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