Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Color Me Pretty: Purple Reign

Purple has always been a color associated with royalty, so honor your inner queen with this rich and decadent color. It doesn't always have to be a solid color choice in your outfit either. Pick out purple patterned pieces (tongue twister anyone?) and pair them with solids (try gray, black or white) to achieve an undeniably royal ensemble.

1. Surplice Babydoll Tee; kiyonna.com, $48.00
2. Sweater Coat; Mossimo for Target, $24.99
3. Ruched Charmeuse Blouse; lanebryant.com, $36.50
4. Deco Dot Print Bandeau Top; lanebryant.com, $39.50
5. "Naomi" Silk Chiffon Fantasy Gown; monifc.com, $450.00

1. Silk Swirling Print Halter Top; bebe.com, $59.00
2. Halter Batwing Jersey Dress; intemixonline.com, $885.00
3. Silk Jersey Dress; Intuition, $288.00
4. Trumpet Sleeve Sweater; ardenb.com, $68.00
5. Jewel Buckle Tube Top; wetseal.com, $18.50

1. Cotton Jacket; forever21.com, $22.80
2. Velvet Trim Blouson Tank; bluefly.com, $119.00
3. Turtleneck Dress; Isaac Mizrahi for Target, $44.99 (Try belting this dress, and wearing bold accessories to make it pop)
4. Bandeau Dress; net-a-porter.com, $140.00
5. Keyhole Knit Halter; forever21.com, $17.80

My personal advice: Try pairing purple pieces with gold jewelry. Maybe a set of gold bangles, a gold link watch, a nice gold necklace, or gold hoops. Play around with it and see what suits you best.

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