Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers

June 26, 2020
Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Maje purple jacket, River Island beige cargo trousers

Dress down Fridays aren’t really a thing anymore are they? Covid has turned that on its head with people working from home now doing dress up Fridays instead. When I’m actually in work, I want to be comfortable while still looking put together. That’s pretty much my requirement for any day of the week. Pairing a tailored jacket with casual trousers is one way of achieving that.

I bought this jacket on eBay for less than £10, and although the lining needed repairing it looks fine from the outside. I previously wore it with lilac trousers and a yellow jumper. Mixing shades of purple with beige cargo trousers creates a more muted colour palette. I don’t often wear neutrals, and generally I’m not a fan of anything beige. However, these trousers are somewhere between beige and khaki, which is a better tone for me than a pale beige or cream. This jacket is a lighter shade than my top, which breaks up the block of purple while keeping the look cohesive.

Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Maje purple jacket, River Island beige cargo trousers

This purple top was a charity shop bargain…how I’m missing my charity shop trawls!

When I chose the theme of “Purple Reign” for last August’s Style Not Age post, I realised that I don’t have many pieces in this colour. (It also became apparent that not everyone is a fan of purple!) I’m more naturally drawn to yellows, oranges, reds and greens. This purple top was a charity shop bargain…how I’m missing my charity shop trawls! I’d put it away in a drawer and forgotten about it, so this was its first outing. I love the deep, rich shade of purple. Its a very regal hue.

The gold jewellery adds warmth to the overall look – purple and gold is an opulent colour combination. I completed the look with my trusty gold wedge espadrilles. I threw this outfit together at the last minute before rushing out to work, but I was quite happy with how it turned out 🙂

Do you have much purple in your wardrobe, or do you find it a difficult colour to wear? Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Maje purple jacket, River Island beige cargo trousers
Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Maje purple jacket, River Island beige cargo trousers

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Maje purple jacket
Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Wallis purple top, River Island beige cargo trousers
Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Wallis purple top, River Island beige cargo trousers
Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Wallis purple top, River Island beige cargo trousers
Wallis purple top, River Island beige cargo trousers
Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers, Wallis purple top, River Island beige cargo trousers

Maje jacket (from eBay, similar) | Wallis top (from a charity shop) | River Island trousers (similar) | Clarke sandals (similar) | bag bought in Italy | Ted baker sunglasses | Ottoman Hands ring (from eBay)

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12 responses to “Mixing Shades of Purple With Beige Cargo Trousers”

  1. Michelle says:

    I love purple, and seem to acquire it at every opportunity, because it is a more rare color. Like you, I am not a fan of neutrals, but these neutral pants really makes the purple pop. It’s a beautiful outfit! Love the purple purse too!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  2. Nancy says:

    The color of the top really strenghts the other colors. And you always wear amazing sunnies! Fabulous blazer too, I love the lenght!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Loving the camaïeu of purple!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  4. ritu thakre says:

    i am really like it purple.
    Amazing!

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is super, I love the lilac and mauve together – It’s a colour I seldom wear but you look great in it. Jacqui x

  6. Leelo says:

    Wow! That purple top and jacket look so pretty! I love how you mixed beige cargo trousers with those purple pieces!

  7. Mica says:

    Purple is a lovely colour on you in any shade! I really like purple, I wear a lot of blue so I think purple goes well with it, but I don’t have a lot of it in my wardrobe – mostly accessories! 🙂

    Hope you had a great weekend! 🙂

  8. Radi says:

    Love the hues of purple. So pretty!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  9. Gail says:

    I love purple and particularly lilac and love the two together. I’ve been collecting lilac pieces whenever I see them. Managed to get a Fitbit bracelet this week! Love these colours on you Emma. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

  10. Gorgeous outfit, Emma! I love these mixed shades of purple. Purple is one of those colors I go through phases with. I do have quite a bit of it in my closet as well. Your blazer is so pretty. I love the shade of purple and the herringbone. Thanks for linking up!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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