When Pantone unveiled their Top 10 hues for Spring 2013, the palette included a lovely version of purple called African Violet. But how to wear it in real life? To help get you inspired to rock some of of this lovely shade, I took this T by Alexander Wang tee in African Violet and came up with 5 different ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe, both for work & play, to hopefully inspire you. Here, for Look #4, I used a rich oxblood-burgundy as the neutral shade (as versatile as black in many ways but way more unexpected) to help the purple pop. Warm-toned accessories - the bag & jewelry - add a sophisticated touch.
For LOOK #1: I paired the tee with a rich hunter green & grounded the look with a neutral but sophisticated charcoal. The overall outfit is great for work or times when you wanna really present.
LOOK #2: The tee gets a lot more playful when paired with an of-the-moment embellished jean jacket and a flirty black-and-white striped skirt.
LOOK #3: What makes this look work is that it's essentially all one color (monochromatic) and made up of different versions of dusty lavender, and grounded with accessories in shades of taupe with purpley overtones. The variations in fabric texture and color saturation are what keep everything from being too flat or dull.
GET LOOK #4: 1. T by Alexander Wang; 2. Etro skirt; 3. Elizabeth & James cardi; 4. Burberry booties; 5. Kelly Wearstler brass-knot earrings; 6. Burberry suede tote; 7. The Limited script-embellished cuff.
Everything except the cuff is from NET-A-PORTER.com.
- Lesley Scott
[Note: The link to Net-a-Porter is an affiliate link, but you should know I only partner up with retailers I really like & I carefully handpick only stuff I love & hope you will too!]