The last few years we have seen many Purple hues in the collections of all the top designers, and a purple hue has featured in nearly all the Pantone Top Colour reports for the past 5 years. This year Pantone have declared 2018’s colour of the year is Ultra Violet. Galactic, Spiritual, Royal and Optimistic, it's a colour that can be worn across all seasons, velvets and satins for winter, and encorporated in your florals for Summer, so expect to be seeing it everywhere from January. Many are still intimidated by purple though and find if difficult to wear. If you're wondering what to wear with this purple, confidence and the correct colour combining is key.
You can can pick the intensity, and quantity that your choose to add. Mix it correctly and you will find purple isn't so intimidating after all.
Here are my style tips on how to Wear Purple hues:
Purple is the colour most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety.
A rich jewel deep purple flatters everyone from dark skin tones to fairer skin. Pretty much all Jewel Tones work with each other, so deep Jewel Purples work perfect with Navy, Silver, Gold, Emerald, Sapphire...Regal Purples are amoung the most popular colours you can wear for ultimate sophistication, summer or winter.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £140.00.Click Here.
The Lace Dress is: Jolie Moi. Click to see Jolie Moi Dress.
The Drop Earrings: Etsy. Click to see Earrings.
The Bag is: Chi Chi Sarah Silver Clutch. Click for Chi Chi Silver Clutch.
The Shoes are: Also. Click to Aldo Shoes at Very.
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The Emerald Green Lace Dress is: Very Click to see Very Dress.
The Purple Clutch Bag is: Etsy Click to see Etsy Purple Bag.
The Purple Court Shoes are: Aldo. Click to see Aldo Shoes.
If you want advice on what colours compliment each other best, then the best person to ask is Mother Nature. She always gives an honest answer and never get's in wrong.
Fuschia's of the most common varieties (Tom Thumb etc) are excatly this colour combo of Fuschia and Ultra Violet Purple, and no one can argue they are not perfect for each other.
The Headpiece / Hat illustrated with the outfit above is: Etsy. Click Here for Headpiece..
The Dress is: Myleene Klass at Very. Click to see Very Myleene Klass Dress.
The Shoes are: Aldo. Click to see Also Shoes.
The Bag above is: Etsy. Click to see Etsy Bag.
The Eyeshadow is: Mac. Click to see Mac Eyeshadow.
The Eyeliner is: Mac. Click to see Mac Eyeliner.
The Nail Varnish is Essie. Click to see Essie Nail Varnish.
This flattering hue is soft enough to work on any complexion but vivid enough to brighten features.
Violet works perfectly with neutrals, so it is ideal with your Nude Shoes or handbags.
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The Lilac Dress is: St John, Nordstrom. Click to see St John Dress.
The Nude Shoes are: Aldo. Click for Aldo Shoes.
The Bag above is: Ebay. Click to see Ebay Clutch Bag.
The Nail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann. Click to see Nail Varnish.
There is an Orange for every season. You will see Orange in Nature in some form all year round, and is a favourite for Autumn in the less flo hues. Orange pairs well and is fun with Deep Purples.
Pairing these colours embraces Autumn, with the Orange still hanging on to Summer. Full of prep and spontaneity, this colour combo is the perfect mix of cool and warm.
Orange and Purple Eggplant / Aubergine are a style favourite when it comes to contrasting combinations. Visually appealing, the two dynamic shades create a bold and chic look when paired together. The deep rich tones of Aubergine give it just the right amount of contrast to ensure the outfit is not too striking.
The Orange Dress is: Victoria Beckham. Click Here for Dress..
Felt Beret: Etsy. Click for Beret.
The Clutch Bag is: Jerome Dreyfuss. Click to see Bag
Earrings: Etsy. Click for Earrings.
Shoes: Paul Andrew. Click to see Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Varnish.
Eyesahow Set: Clinique Going Steady. Click to see Eye Quartet.
Graphic Floral Print dresses are always on trend. Floral dresses are the essence of feminine charm. Pantones Ultra Violet is a colour that you will find in 100’s of Floral prints. If you aren’t ready to wear this vibrant tone on it’s own, then a floral print is perfect. You can then select accessories in the Ultra Violet colour to wear with the outfit.
Remember: If choosing florals or other highly graphic prints, then select accessories in single colour. Don’t try wearing a busy, multi-coloured statement hat, and a graphic print. A busy hat + a busy dress looks messy and complicated. If you must wear the biggest, multi-coloured, statement hat for Royal Ascot or Kentucky Derby, then do that with a simple monotone dress, not florals.
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The Bag is: Etsy Click to see Etsy Purple Bag.
The Dress: Coast (Amelie dress), Shoes: Gianvito Rossi.
Purple accessories liven up any outfit. If you’re not into purple clothes, make a statement, adding purple accessories to your neutral outfits for noticeable flair. See the Purple boots add energy to the Tan pleated skirt is the below outfit example.
For Spring / Summer weddings or a day at the races, wear with a harmonising colour - like the Yellow in the example below. The Purple pops out, yet it harmonizes well with the outfit.
Teal Dress: Dsquared2. Click for Dress
The Mule Shoes: Paris Texas. Click for Shoes.
Pleated Skirt: MSGM. Click for Skirt.
Velvet Boots: Roberto Festa. Click for Boots.
Emerald Green Top: Red Valentino. Click for Green Top.
Purple Top Handle Bag: Amazon. Click for Bag.
Yellow T-Top: Seventy. Click for Yellow Top.
Purple Shoulder Bag: J.W Anderson. Click for Bag.