This month’s InStyle arrived the other day and I was thrilled to see one of my favorite colors – purple – throughout! Not only were there great purple accents like bags and pumps, but whole glorious dresses and even gowns.
One reason that I am so drawn to this vibrant color is that purple an amazing attention-getter – truly hard to overlook! Another is that it looks great on almost everyone – from raven haired Megan Fox, to blond beauty Reese Witherspoon, to glorious redhead Debra Messing, this is a color that flatters just about everyone.
The Glam Guide recently featured some amazing $525 Miu Miu Suede platform pumps (available at Net-a-Porter), but you can rock the same look for under $100 with the Bukana Pumps by Guess shown here. Nice with a gray pencil skirt for work or skinny jeans and a leather jacket on the weekend.
The Bag Snob showcased a drool-worthy classic quilted Chanel bag in purple, available at Neiman Marcus. Alas, with a price tag of $1,895, reasonable by Chanel standards, it is seriously out of my fall budget. I did find the Nordstrom’s Quilted Mini Bag. Made of luxe Italian leather for Nordstrom’s this bag is a major deal at only $128.
For those brisk fall days Ann Taylor has a beautiful cashmere turtleneck sweater in deep grape just under $175. A slightly more affordable alternative shown here is by Cece, available at Bluefly on sale for only $116 – definitely a great investment.
Finally, I found a piece at Cool Spotters that doesn’t even invite comparison – my favorite piece of all – a flowing chiffon gown by J.Mendel from the Fall 2009 Collection. Lindsay Price was spotted in this beauty at the 2009 Emmy Awards.
The color purple for fall? I say yes!