Dec 4, 2010

Trend Alert! The Colour Everybody's Wearing

It's the colour of royalty, papacy and all things opulent and it was the go-to shade for countless celebs on the red carpets at this years Grammy's and Emmy's...purple is in.

And as usual, there were pops of berry coloured hues on the A/W 2010 catwalk, especially at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Oscar de la Renta, YSL and Bottega Veneta.

So what are the rules when it comes to wearing purple?

  1. This time around, you can do matchy matchy head-to-toe purple, whether it is in the same shade or different hues and not be committing a fashion crime.
  2. Want to break up the purple? Then team a purple blouse with a black pencil or A line skirt or black tapered trousers (and vice versa).
  3. Break up a purple dress with a black, silver, gold or embellished belt, black or grey tights/leggings and black, grey, silver or gold shoes and accessories.
  4. Anti-purple? Then at least get yourself a purple clutch or a pair of purple heels.
  5. Purple makeup is also right on trend - think berry coloured nails, plum coloured lips and smoky violet eyes ... but only one of these at a time please!
  6. Purple + velvet, purple + chiffon and pruple + sequins = matches made in heaven.

My Purple Picks

Dress: Topshop
Tights: Topshop
Sandals: Aldo
Clutch: Bottega Veneta

Dress: Miss Selfridge
Tights: Debenhams
Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Karen Millen

Blouse: McQ by Alexander McQueen
Skirt: Miss Selfridge
Pumps: Gianmarco Lorenzi @
Clutch: Monsoon
Statement necklace: Debenhams

Dress: Topshop
Tights: Monsoon
Pumps: Alexander McQueen
Clutch: Kate Spade New York

Leggings: Topshop
Slingbacks: Velvet Angels @
Bag: Mulberry

Dress: Issa
Belt: Miss Selfridge
Leggings: Topshop
Ankle boots: Alexander McQueen

Lace jumper: Debenhams
Tapered trousers: Topshop
Ankle boots: Aldo
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Sobe clutch: Louis Vuitton

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