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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.

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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.

From the shapeless dress to the satin blazer, I love styling all kinds of silhouettes and fabrics!

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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:

  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Turquoise
  • Blue
  • Pink

Pairing Purple With Neutrals

Create a subtle tonal effect by pairing light purples such as lavender and lilac with softer neutrals. These include:

  • White
  • Grey
  • Brown
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Frequently Asked Questions

What color shoes should I wear with my purple outfit?

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.

What color makeup should I wear with a purple outfit?

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.

Does purple go with black?

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:

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Express Shirt Dress | Journee Collection Scalloped Flat | J McLaughlin Suede Bag | Gold Pendant | Flower Drop Earrings

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Loft Velvet Dress | Tory Burch Wine Leather Boots | Boden Faux Fur Coat | Floral Drop Earrings Mark & Graham Black Vegan Bag

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Ann Taylor Dress | Allegra James Gold Heel | Blue Flower Earrings | Turquoise Clutch

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Free People Dress | Raffia Wedge | Frances Valentine Wicker Purse | JCrew Drop Earrings | Heart Necklace

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Free The Roses Dress | Castaner Espadrilles | KAYU Mini Tote | Gorjana Gold Earrings

Purple Blazer & Jacket Outfit Ideas

Add purple to your outerwear with jackets and blazers.

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Nordstrom Chevron Coat | JCrew Velvet Skirt | Maisonette Blue Flats | VICI Blue Blouse |

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Loft Lavender Sherpa Coat | Express Pink Lace Sweater | JCrew Factory Jeans | Tretorn Pink Suede Sneakers

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A.L.C Collared Purple Coat | Nordstrom Yellow Blouse | Banana Republic Corduroy Pants |. Sam Edelman Multi-Print Mary Janes

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Vince Camuto Green Suede Booties | Anthropologie Floral Dress | Boden Cropped Faux Fur Jacket | Kate Spade Earrings

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River Island Blazer | Express White Shirt | Express Faux Leather Pants | Katy Perry Flats

Purple Skirt Outfit Ideas

From classic and feminine to boho and chic, there’s so many cute purple skirts!

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Nordstrom Rack Lavender Skirt | Chicos White Vest | Nordstrom Turtleneck | Marc Fisher Boot | Anthropology Headband | Kate Spade Pearl Earrings

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Ann Taylor Bordeaux Skirt | Chico’s Feather Sleeve Top | Michael Michael Kors Riding Boot | Dooney & Bourke Shoulder Bag | Kate Spade Earrings | Kate Spade Bracelet

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Alice + Olivia Eyelete Skirt | Open Edit Poplin Top | Frances Valentine Pink Bag | Boden Espadrilles | Nadri Hoop Earrings

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Draper James Mini Skirt | JCrew Factory Chambray Top | Katy Perry Flats | Coach Bucket Bag

Purple Sweater Outfit Ideas

Rich eggplants, soft lilacs, and everything in between. These purple sweaters are perfect for cooler seasons.

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Rails Lavender Plaid Sweater | Loft Brown Corduroy Pants | Soludos Espadrille Flats | Kate Spade Purse

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Express Sweater | JCrew Factory Jeans | Birdies Green Flats | Coach Handbag (similar)

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Mango Polo Sweater | Franco Sarto Sandals | Boden White Shorts | Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag | Boden Belt | Gorjana Gold Hoops

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Saks Fifth Avenue Sweater | Loft White Dress | Jack Rogers Sandals | Kate Spade Pink Earrings | Scalloped Purse

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Slouchy Tunic | Target Leggings | Brooks Cheetah Print Sneakers | Madewell Headband

Purple Top Outfit Ideas

Get inspired with these fun purple tops!

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Lavender Wrap Blouse | Boden White Shorts | Boden Embroidered Espadrilles | Tory Burch Bag | Kate Spade Necklace | Kate Spade Earrings

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Loft Velvet Pants | Boden Floral Top | Vince Camuto Ankle Boots | Bow Earrings

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Express Puff Sleeve Top | JCrew Factory Jeans | Sam Edelman Shoes | Lavender Tweed Jacket

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JCrew Scalloped Blouse | Levis Overalls | Dr. Scholl’s Sneakers | Kate Spade Bag

Is purple a color you gravitate towards? I’d love to hear why or why not!

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