Let’s talk purple fashion looks

Some people get excited over purple fashion looks. Others wouldn’t wear purple unless you paid them. Purple is one of those colors you either love or hate. Purple is bold. You can’t miss someone wearing purple. Some people will avoid wearing purple the same way they might avoid wearing yellow, orange, green, red, neon colors, certain types of prints. We regard certain colors as being fashion safe and others as being risky; and purple generally seems to fall into the risky category. But there’s really no need to be afraid of the color purple. You can put together many flattering purple fashion looks.

Marni purple print cotton shirt dsquared2 jeans lilac lavender leather bag tangerine sandals - purple fashion looks

Purple is achieved by mixing the colors blue and red, so you’d imagine that both blue and red go with purple. For the above purple fashion look example,  a purple print top from Marni is paired with blue jeans from DSquared2 and tangerine red heels.

Marni purple print cotton shirt

Marni purple print cotton shirt

Seller says…
Spruce up your style with a bold print from Marni. Saturated in purple, this cotton shirt is all the statement you’ll need, with a splash of tangerine and a hint of lilac, let the colours take the lead with a pair of white jeans.
PRICE: $730 Buy It!

Blue cotton blend skinny jean from DSQUARED2

Blue cotton blend skinny jean from DSQUARED2

Seller says…

Blue cotton blend skinny jean from DSQUARED2 featuring a faded and whiskered leg, a concealed fastening with top button, logo tab and a five pocket design.

PRICE: $590.00Buy It!

Qupid Heather Tangerine Emboss side zip open toe heels

Qupid Heather Tangerine Emboss side zip open toe heels

Seller says…

Hit the style mark in the Heather from Qupid. This peep toe look features a tangerine embossed synthetic leather with open back and side zipper. Show off your fashionable self and strut your stuff in the 5 1/4 inch sleek stiletto heel!

PRICE: $55

The key to wearing blue or red with purple is to find the right shades to blend and in the right amount. If you want to wear a red skirt with a purple top for example, the combination can work or not depending on the colors of purple and red you choose. Putting together purple fashion looks is about knowing how to blend and match the right colors.
Purple top red skirt gold metallic shoes gold metallic shoulder bag - purple fashion looks
Actress Kate Walsh wore a red skirt with a purple top back in 2009 attending the LA Premiere of “The Hangover”. She wore a Stella McCartney red wool skirt and purple silk sleeveless top. The combination worked perfectly well. So experiment because you never know what’s going to work. The purple top shown is a Lanvin draped top. The skirt is from Vivienne Westwood. The shoes are Jimmy Choo and the clutch is Michael Michael Kors.

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  1. Lanvin purple sleeveless draped topBuy It!
  2. Red silk hearts print skirt from Vivienne Westwood Red Label Buy It!
  3. Gold-tone leather ‘Willis’ pumps from Jimmy Choo Buy It!
  4. Gold-tone leather large ‘Berkley’ clutch from Michael Michael Kors Buy It!

Transformers 2, Megan Fox & Shia Labeouf

Purple goes with a lot of colors you might not expect. Megan Fox once stepped out wearing a yellow cardigan with a purple dress and nude shoes and looked perfectly lovely.

purple blazer Pink metallic silk-blend trousers from Giambattista Valli with Pink cashmere ribbed sweater from Bottega Veneta

Rihanna was once spotted out dressed in a magenta pink-purple pants and top and carrying a yellow bag. Not so long ago orange and purple were a hot combination in color blocking. There was a particular orange and purple Gucci dress that it seemed like every celebrity owned one of. The dress warranted article write-ups including a write-up on the Daily Mail titled “Fashion’s coolest clash: How orange and purple became the colours of the season

Daily mail screen cap gucci orange purple colorblock dress Kim Kardashian
Screen Capture from dailymail.co.uk

Purple + Red + Nude – purple fashion looks

Purple balmain dress red saint laurent clutch nude Christian louboutin heels

Wear nude shoes with a purple dress and accessorize with a red clutch (Balmain dress, Saint Laurent clutch, Louboutin heels)

The color purple on the street

blogger Daniela Ramirez wears a mint green top with purple jeans
Blogger Daniela Ramirez wears a mint green top with purple jeans – via lookbook.nu

Here blogger Daniela Ramirez wears a mint green top with purple jeans.

Blogger Bebe Zeva wears a green and purple print dress accessorized with purple lens sunglasses
Blogger Bebe Zeva wears a green and purple print dress accessorized with purple lens sunglasses – via lookbook.nu

Blogger Bebe Zeva wears a green and purple print dress accessorized with purple lens sunglasses

blogger Carla Estévez wears a purple topshop coat with an all black ensemble
blogger Carla Estévez wears a purple topshop coat with an all black ensemble – via lookbook.nu

Blogger Carla Estévez wears a purple topshop coat with an all black ensemble.

Blogger Annabel Fleur wears a purple blazer with a white top denim shorts and quirky ballerina flats
Blogger Annabel Fleur wears a purple blazer with a white top denim shorts and quirky ballerina flats – via lookbook.nu

Blogger Annabel Fleur wears a purple blazer with a white top, denim shorts and quirky ballerina flats.

shades of the color purple

Purple is surprisingly a very flexible color. It goes well with other colors you might not immediately expect it to work with. Red, green, yellow and orange are among the colors you might not expect to go well with purple that turn out to work with purple very well depending on the outfit. The safe colors would be white and black. Although some people suggest you should never wear black with purple, the general consensus is that black works with everything. The purple topshop coat worn by blogger Carla Estévez works perfectly well with her all black ensemble. Nude shades are also good choices as well as metallic colors for shoes when wearing purple dresses.

Image attributions

Featured Model image via pixabay.com (http://pixabay.com/en/beauty-woman-flowered-hat-cap-354573/)

Street Style images via lookbook.nu

Megan Fox image “Megan Fox promoting Transformers in Paris” by nicolas genin from Paris, France – Transformers 2, Megan Fox. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Megan_Fox_promoting_Transformers_in_Paris.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Megan_Fox_promoting_Transformers_in_Paris.jpg

Kate Walsh image “Kate Walsh 2011 crop” by Samhsa – Kate Walsh. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kate_Walsh_2011_crop.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Kate_Walsh_2011_crop.jpg

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