This month’s InStyle arrived the other day and I was thrilled to see one of my favorites – the color purple – throughout! Not only were there great purple accents such as handbags and must-have peep toe pumps, but there were also glorious dresses and even some evening gowns.
One reason that I am so drawn to this vibrant color is that purple an amazing attention-getter. A vibrant purple ensemble is 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 is universally flattering.
In Who, What, Wear’s helpful piece “The 4 Colors That Look Good on Literally Everyone,” author Meghan Blalock explains, “As it turns out, there are a few colors that are universally flattering, no matter the natural coloring of your hair and skin tone.” She adds that in addition to blush, red and teal, eggplant purple “can take the place of a more classic neutral in your wardrobe.”
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 Collection. Lindsay Price was spotted in this beauty at the Emmy Awards.
Ready for the color purple this fall? I say yes!
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