Ultra Violet On A Budget: Ways To Wear 2018’s Color

Since Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year for 2018 in early December, high-end brands like Butter London and Elizabeth Arden have released similarly-themed collections to cater to public demand.

For those who love Ultra Violet but not the hefty price tag that comes with it, here are some affordable alternatives that you can order online!



Left to Right: Brushed Cotton Printed Short Sleeves Shirt, JAXON (at P699, Zalora); BS-868 Digital Wireless Bluetooth Headset, Sound Bytes (P999, Zalora); Keyhole OTS Top, Factorie (P695, Zalora); Violet Gardens Crossbody Bag, Charming Charlie (P1,837.50, Zalora)

Photos courtesy of Zalora

Since violet is such a vibrant color, it functions as a fresh and eye-catching addition to a regular outfit. Slip on a violet accessory, or pair a violet top in everyday fabrics like cotton or jersey with your favorite jeans.


Left to Right: Safety Socks, EXPED (P350, Zalora); Camo Tote Bag, BENCH (P579.75, Zalora); Coar Zip Back Crop Top, Cotton On (P629, Zalora); Women’s Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Running Shoes, Nike (P3,779, Zalora)

Photos courtesy of Zalora

Stand out in the sea of black, grey, and white at your local gym with a violet muscle shirt or leggings! Choosing an unconventional color for your sneaker or gym bag helps keep them identifiable from the locker room shelf.


Left to Right: Printed Long-Sleeve Shirt, Backstage (P2,250, Zalora); Mike Round Touch LED Unisex Silicon Strap Watch, World of Watches (P379, Zalora); Serena Jumpsuit, Deity (P999, Zalora); Liquid Lipstick in Napa Valley, Ofra (P850, Zalora)

Photos courtesy of Zalora

Ultra Violet is the perfect shade for a party outfit: it’s deep and elegant, yet unconventional enough to be a surprising shock of color in the midst of all the common black and navy outfits.

Ditch the subtlety and go all out with a violet long-sleeve shirt or a purple lippie.


Left to Right: Checkered Long Sleeve Shirt, BENCH (P849.75, Zalora); Napalm Boardshorts, Tavik (P2,030.75, Zalora); Cable Detail Cropped Knit Jumper, MISSGUIDED (P1,239, Zalora); Sunglasses, BENCH (P349.75, Zalora)

Photos courtesy of Zalora

Prints and comfortable knits are a good way to wear rich violet shades without being too formal or overdressed. A statement violet accessory brings some elegance to an otherwise basic travel ensemble, too.

What’s your favorite Ultra Violet piece or accessory? Share it with us at @MayaOfficial on IG!

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