Archive for June 26th, 2007

Q&A: What to Wear With Purple

Q:  I fell in love with a pair of shorts at Forever 21.  The only problem is that they are PURPLE!  Don’t get me wrong, purple is one of my favorite colors, but I have absolutely no idea what to wear with these shorts besides white and/or black.  Tips, please?

Purple Velvet Torch V-Neck SlipdressA: 
Here’s three tips for creating an outfit around the color purple:

(1) Create a Monochromatic Color Combination:
Pair your purple shorts with a top that’s another shade of purple for a monochromatic look.  Mix a dark shade of purple with lilac, for instance.

(2) Go for a Duochromatic Color Combination:
Mix purple with a different hue, say a splash of yellow-orange or a blue-green, for variety.  But don’t mix the two in equal proportions–make one the dominant color and the other the subordinate color with a 75-25 proportion.

(3)  Add Neutrals:
Purple combines well with shades of grey, beige, and brown.  Taupe, in particular, will pair well with purple.

Our favorite color combinations with purple?  Purple + Grey, Purple + Cerulean Blue, Purple + Brown, and Purple + Orange.

Have a great tip about how to wear purple?  Share it with us in the comments.

Pictured:
Velvet Torch V-Neck Slipdress | $50 at Nordstrom.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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Poketo Artist Wallet - Peskimo

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