If you’ve visited Empora.com in the past few days (and if you haven’t, then why not!?), you would have noticed a brand spanking new homepage with a brand new trend for you to delve into – this season’s colour du jour: purple. It doesn’t matter which shade you go for – royal purple, ultra violet, plum or grape – the important thing is to know HOW to wear it.
We’d suggest you pair whichever shade you choose with a more sombre, complementary colour such as grey or black – this tones down and modernizes the overall look (especially if you’re wearing the brightest violet you can find). A purple blouse or camisole under a grey suit will pep up your office look or if you can afford to be a bit more “fashion-forward” in your workplace, then a grape-coloured dress or skirt worn with a black blazer, grey woollen tights and some black ankle boots will look very “now”.
There is a shade of purple out there to suit everybody – lilac and lavender can look very ethereal and romantic on paler skin tones, but can look really dramatic on olive and dark complexions, too. Darker shades of eggplant, burgundy and grape look especially good with fair hair, but again, this definitely does not discount brunettes! If you have a darker complexion or darker hair, you can probably wear the darker shades of purple in a more bold way – try wearing a red lip or more dramatic makeup to really offset it.