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!