10 Ways to Wear Purple

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10 Ways to Wear Purple
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With shades ranging from pastel to vibrant, purple is a great color to incorporate into your spring wardrobe. This hue isn’t just for royalty anymore and modern trends make it easy to incorporate this regal shade into your wardrobe. Check out some of our favorite ways to don purple this season.

LPD (Little Purple Dress)
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LPD (Little Purple Dress)

Instead of stripping your wardrobe of bright colors, use deep shades of the season’s hottest hue to replace neutrals. Take style notes from TV personality Louise Rose and exchange the classic LBD for a vibrant LPD. Rose pairs her dress with an understated beige coat and neutral heels. She completes the sophisticated silhouette with a textured purple clutch and a sparkling bangle bracelet.

Pretty in Purple
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Pretty in Purple

Actress Carey Mulligan looks simply sophisticated in a deep purple boat-neck top at the Cannes Film Festival. The flattering neckline and flutter cap-sleeves keep Mulligan’s top flirty and feminine -- far from the dull and drab shades of winter. She polishes the look with bold lashes and a light pink lip.

Modern Monochromatic
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Modern Monochromatic

Be bold with color like actress Brooklyn Decker who wore a purple jumpsuit to the “Just Go With It” premiere in Germany. She maximizes her purple impact by using a belt of the same hue to cinch the suit at the waist, but adds an unexpected pop of color with a pair of red pointed heels. Have fun with this bold color and accessorize with both neutrals and brights.

Purple Pairing
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Purple Pairing

Color block with shades of deep purple for an undeniably cool ensemble like the one shown here from YSL’s Ready to Wear Spring/Summer2012 show during Paris Fashion Week. Accessorize with metallics to keep the look sleek and modern.

Royal Hue
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Royal Hue

Purple isn’t just a color for kings anymore, as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, demonstrates in a bright purple frock. She wears elegant drop earrings and her tresses in an updo for a polished and sophisticated look.

Pleated in Purple
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Pleated in Purple

Go glam with jewels like actress Amanda Seyfried at the Hollywood premiere of “Red Riding Hood.” She dons a pleated purple mini-dress with tangled layers of gem adorned necklaces. She pulls her wavy tresses back to complete her simple yet glamorous look.

Purple Pants
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Purple Pants

Forgo blue denim for purple pants which are just as slimming and versatile as dark denim. Pair them with a blazer and strappy heels for a casually chic look like Eliza Dushku at Comic-Con 2011. If you don’t want to invest in pants this season, try donning purple tights with a tunic or dress to add a similar playful pop of color to your winter wardrobe.

Hue of the Shoe
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Hue of the Shoe

Add of pop of purple by donning purple shoes like Olivia Palermo at Paris Fashion Week. Take style notes from Olivia and pair deep purple pumps with a floral print dress for a feminine ensemble. Purple shades can be paired with everything from prints, to neutrals and brights, so your purple shoes can be a signature piece for your spring style.

Purple is Clutch
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Purple is Clutch

A bright jewel toned clutch is a fashion forward way to experiment with adding purple to your wardrobe. Choose a vibrant one adorned with details like the clutch Hilary Duff carried at “An Evening of Southern Style” for a splash of purple.

Purple Haze
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Purple Haze

Carrie Underwood demonstrates that it’s all purple in the details at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Whether you choose to don purple from head-to-toe or to add a splash with an accessory, you’ll feel regal in this deep shade.

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