Add a splash of color to your wardrobe with these purple outfit ideas! Learn how to pair purple pieces with complimentary colors and soft neutrals for a wearable look that whispers rather than shouts, “I’m wearing purple”.
From purple blazers, dresses, skirts, and tops, you’ll find inspiration for purple outfit ideas for almost any occasion.
Neutral clothing is a safe bet and makes a great foundation for any wardrobe. But all that gray, beige and white can also leave us craving some color. If you’re anything like me, you probably love spicing things up with your wardrobe.
Creating an outfit that’s a harmonious mix of colors can sometimes be tricky and even a little intimidating. Maybe this matching challenge has you shying away from colors that bring you joy.
If purple is that color for you, then keep reading. I’m sharing easy, wearable ways to inject a little (or a lot) of purple into your wardrobe.
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Why Wear Purple?
The mix of warm and cool colors from red and blue make purple a neutral color, meaning it’s going to compliment any skin tone! Whether you love to look bright and bold in jewel tones, or soft and understated in pastels and neutrals, you can find a purple to match your personality.
Colors That Go With Purple:
Purple comes in a range of undertones making it warmer (with more red), or cooler (with more blue). Pairing purple with colors of the same undertone will give your outfit a cohesive look…as if it were a match made in heaven!
Pairing Purple With Neutrals
Create a subtle tonal effect by pairing light purples such as lavender and lilac with softer neutrals. These include:
Frequently Asked Questions
A neutral colored shoe like white, brown, or black matches just about anything. For more pizazz, select a complimentary color to your purple outfit. You can also match your bag to your shoes for an outfit that screams stylish and put together.
Whether you’re going for a smokey eye or a natural look, matching your makeup to your skin tone is always more flattering than matching it to the color in your outfit. If you want a purple makeup look, select shades with undertones that match your own.
Absolutely! Keep in mind, when paired with black, light purple will have a stronger contrast. Pairing light purple with grays gives a softer look. Shades of rich, deep purple have enough saturation to stand up to the boldness of black.
Purple Dress Outfit Ideas
Make a statement with these purple looks:
Purple Blazer & Jacket Outfit Ideas
Add purple to your outerwear with jackets and blazers.
Purple Skirt Outfit Ideas
From classic and feminine to boho and chic, there’s so many cute purple skirts!
Purple Sweater Outfit Ideas
Rich eggplants, soft lilacs, and everything in between. These purple sweaters are perfect for cooler seasons.
Purple Top Outfit Ideas
Get inspired with these fun purple tops!
Is purple a color you gravitate towards? I’d love to hear why or why not!