We’re so glad that purple, long since the color of royal courtiers, queens and princesses, is one of the premier colors coming at us this fall. Since it’s our pleasure to wait on your highness hand and foot (as always!), we’ve crowned our fave violet pieces.
This Purple Jersey Ruffle Neck Dress from BCBGMAXAZARIA ($95 at Bluefly.com) combines a cinched waist with frilly feminine ruffles. It’s a perfect transitional piece—the sleeveless style makes it a great buy for still-warm end of summer temps, but you can pop on a cardi and tights when it gets colder.
Impress the queen and king, er, your bosses, by donning this royal hue under your suit or cardi at work. The Limited’s Sleeveless Rolling Ruffle Halter ($44.90) is a deeper, more subdued shade of eggplant that’ll still pop against drabber workwear blacks, browns and grays.
Crown yourself the party queen tonight in ASOS’s Zip Front Cami ($37.07). The vivacious hot violet hue gets even sexier with the gold zip-up front. Pair with black jeans and statement shoes and prepare to meet Prince Charming.
A little bit of lavender goes a long way, as showcased by these Rachel Leigh Pop Stud Earrings ($50 at Shopbop.com). Simple yet showstopping, accessorize with these studs if you’re wary of going all the way.
Purple snakeskin and an abundance of bling make Steve Madden’s Kobbe (on sale for $53.96 at Zappos.com) more coveted than Cinderella’s glass slipper. Don them with jeans for a relaxed weekend look or with tights at the office for a pretty break from painful pumps.
Combining two of the season’s loudest trends—cheetah and deep purple—could be a royal disaster, until bizarrely fab genius Betsey does it. Finished with sequins for a skyrocketing dose of stunner, Betsey Johnson’s ‘Climbing Cheetah’ Purple Clutch ($78 at Nordstrom) adds a removable chain-link strap for functionality.
GIRL TALK TIME: Do you like purple? What violet pieces will you sport for fall? Are you so not loving this hue?