Love lilac? Here’s how to wear purple this season.
Purple â€“ or Ultra Violet, to be precise â€“ might have been last year’s colour of the year, but it’s taken a good season or two for every variation of the enchanting shade to make its way into our wardrobe. But now that spring is here, it feels like rich shades of aubergine to lovely lilacs are here to stay.
While the out-there shade might feel like it’s one of the harder colours to work into your wardrobe, don’t be fooled into thinking this on-trend hue is too difficult to wear. Recent runway shows quickly proved our point with every shade of purple imaginable being paraded down the runway. While tonal purple dressing is definitely an option if you’re not quite ready to wear purple from head-to-toe the easiest way to start embracing this colour trend is by pairing your favourite purple shade with your current wardrobe staples.
Surprisingly, there’s not a lot of other colours that purple doesn’t go with. Pastel shades â€“ think icy shades of blue, blush pinks and even mint green â€“ are making a comeback this season and pair perfectly with soft lilac hues. Neutral shades of caramel and earthy brown will give purple a contemporary twist. But for those who really want to turn heads and aren’t afraid of bright colours, look to team purple with fiery shades of red, piquant orange and hot pink.
Take a look in the gallery below to discover how to wear purple as inspired by our favourite looks straight off the runway.