A Spring Compilation – What to Wear with Purple

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What to wear with purple. Building color stories and creating pairings that highlight the beauty of lavender!

Purple, violet, lavender… in color therapy, these colors have a calming effect.  Embracing the calmness of purple and carrying this over to fashion, pairing purple with certain colors can create a delicate yet impactful outfit.  Today, we’re playing with lavender and sapphire, earth tones, and pastel color combinations.

Lavender with shades of sapphire.  Soft purple with blue is a beautiful color story that blends harmoniously together and creates quite an impact.  With these two colors, I love adding texture like lace and suede to add depth and interest to this delicate color palette.

With an all-purple palette, I love incorporating movement and grounding the outfit with a neutral color such as chestnut.  A fluttery blouse paired with leg-lengthening pleated pants gives this look a relaxed and airy feel.

Another example of purple with chestnut.  Unlike black, brown tones reinforce the delicacy and lightness of purple by creating a soft blend rather than a stark contrast (the way black and purple does).  Chestnut tones add earthiness and ground lavender hues, making the color combination approachable and easy to wear.

Last but not least, a pastel combination of lavender and mint.  I love this color pairing!  It’s fresh, soft and joyful.  Keeping these two colors as the main color story, I look to neutral colors such as beige, nude, or brown to complete the look.  Nude, beige, or tan boots.  And same with a bag.  Accessories that would not take away from the principle color palette.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

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