It's a mysterious colour. Purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. Purple has a special place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. It's said that a purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing colour. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. Deep or bright purples suggest riches while lighter purples are more romantic and delicate. Use redder purples for a warmer color scheme or the bluer purples to cool down. Green and purple can be a striking combination in deep or bright jewel tones or use lighter shades for a cheerful, springlike feel. Pink and purple has feminine appeal.
If you get it right you'll make quite an impression.
ON THE RUNWAY
Purple has been everywhere on the fall runway. At DKNY Chanel Iman was wearing a very cute purple mini and short jacket with a sequined top. At Versace my favourite model, Hilary Rhoda, was wearing a beautiful purple gown and Tracy Reese had some cute outfits -one of them being this one with dotted stockings.
FASHIONABLE PURPLE PEOPLE
While I was browsing Facehunter the other day I found some pictures of these beautiful people. My favourite picture has to be the girl in the purple dress who's holding an orchid... how cool is that? Pictures from facehunter -of course.
HOW TO WEAR IT
I'm not a big fan of wearing purple with black because I think it looks too dark and Gothic. Instead of wearing black try something like a really nice pair of dark denim jeans and a cropped jacket. This really cute top from French Connection has an interesting print and by adding mustard coloured accessories this outfit really comes together. The high sandal wedges from Topshop are fantastic! Instead of wearing pumps these will give you a sporty and urban look :) Product details can be found here.
A deep eggplant purple with neutral tans or beige is an earthy, conservative color combination with a touch of the mystery that purple provides. You can also add a few pink accessories to get a more trendy look -like this scarf and one of the bangles. Product details can be found here.
Ideally this warm purple colour would go better with a warmer metallic -like gold or bronze- but I actually think this grey mini and silver accessories go well with it. A pair of bright purple tights will bring that little extra to your outfit. product details can be found here.
Another nice way to add colour to your outfit are these wonderful purple skinny jeans from Topshop. Dress it down with grey and silver details. This way you'll get a fun, yet sophisticated, outfit. Product details can be found here.