Anything purple is normally associated with royalty or greatness, which stems from the classical period, where the colour was affordable only to social elites.
Today, one might make call you an eggplant or Barney the dinosaur for wearing anything purple.
But more recently, the colour has quite rapidly become the in tone to look out for, with designers sending their models off into the runway decked head to toe in purple.
Here’s how you can translate it into everyday fashion, and make it work.
No matter what shade of the spectrum you go for, purple is generally a very rich colour. This means you needn’t go for elaborate motifs to spice up your outfit, because standing out is a given.
The best part is that purple is an incredibly versatile colour, from lavender to plum, you can easily go from girly to bold.
And because of the colour’s general tone, you can be rest assured that no matter the material, you’re going to look luxurious. It takes a lot for the colour to look cheap on anything.
Now that we’re done with the nitty gritty, here are some ideas you could use to make the colour work on any outfit. I’m calling the picture below “Purple 101″, brought to you by Vanessa Hudgens.
(Bottom middle; then anti-clockwise)
Picture 1: In the middle you’ll see Hudgens wearing the shade from head to toe. Letting her hair down, and cinching a mustard belt has very easily made her not look like a glittery eggplant.
Picture 2: The purple bolero gives her monotonous black outfit a boost of texture and oomph.
Picture 3 + 4: As did her heels and scarf. And while they are small infusions of the shade, note how powerful the shade is – it not only stands out the most, but also transforms her casual looks into outfits that are much more interesting to look at.
Hilary Duff does the same with her Valentino tote and beanie. As you’ll have noted by now, purple goes with anything, and easily stands out from afar, plus it’s such an unusual colour to spot on someone.
Well, diva has taken notice, and proclaims purple as the new black! If you’re not one to don a colour from head to toe, try accessorizing in the colour!
Diva’s latest range will focus on cocktail rings, bangles, earrings and necklaces with a rich purple on mixed plating, patterns and designs, ready to highlight any outfit.
Diva’s prices are extremely affordable, going from RM3 (gift boxes) to RM89 with 80% off the collections below RM39.
This head wrap (which can also be used as a wrap bracelet or necklace) costs RM49, and would look beautiful against a maxi dress or sundress with layered bangles piled on.
This flower power ring (RM59) is a statement-making piece all in itself. It’d look lovely with a white top, black skirt with little other accessories!
These grape-vine danglies (RM46) seem fitting as a boho chic piece, but I’d wear them with a mod shift, ala Edie Sedgwick for a better kick!
Now that you know how to make the most of an outfit through the colour purple, how’s about heading to diva?
Diva is available at:
Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, 03-2282 0735
Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid, 03-5632 6054
First Floor, 1 Utama (New Wing), 03-7728 9386
Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 03-2141 5754
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