Style Not Age: Purple Reign

August 26, 2019

Style Not Age Purple Reign collage

Welcome to August’s installment of Style Not Age! This month it was my turn to choose the theme and I was mindful of the weather being somewhat unpredictable. The fashion world may be over Summer and already looking ahead to Autumn/Winter, but the temperature in the UK is keeping us on our toes! However, one “trend” (if you can call it that) stood out for me in the A/W style round ups: purple. It’s a very regal colour, hence the title of Purple Reign (which also gives a nod to one of my favourite albums).

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Asos purple trousers

I don’t have that much purple in my wardrobe, even though I do really like the colour. The most challenging thing was finding an outfit that I wasn’t going to pass out in because it was in the mid 20s when we took these photos. My purple coat and Escada jacket were out of the question! I also have a purple skirt but I prefer to wear it with black tights and boots, so that was another option out of the running.

…the orange provides the strongest contrast against the purple so I chose that as my accent colour

Luckily, a few years ago I went a bit mad for Asos peg leg trousers and bought them in about five different colours, purple being one of them. I’ve worn them twice before on the blog – once with a tropical print T-shirt and later with a gingham blouse. For this outfit I wanted to add more purple, while adding in some contrasting colours. This Hawes and Curtis blouse fits the bill perfectly. The bold print has plenty going on, so I had a number of options in terms of  complimenting accessories. However, the orange provides the strongest contrast against the purple so I chose that as my accent colour.

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Asos purple trousers

It took a bit of digging around to find these sandals, but I eventually found them under the bed in the spare room. (I really need a better system for storing shoes!) I added a mix of orange and purple jewellery, plus my Ted Baker purple sunglasses that I always seem to wear with these trousers!

A scarf as a belt

The trousers really needed a belt but I don’t have one that works with this outfit, so I improvised and used a chiffon scarf instead. It doesn’t stay in place (as you can probably see from the photos) but it adds more purple to the outfit and prevents the trousers from looking too baggy on the hips. I rarely wear belts – especially thin ones for trousers – they’re one accessory that I just don’t consider. Maybe I need to add a couple more to my wardrobe. Any excuse to go shopping 😉

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Asos purple trousers

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, orange Alexia bag, orange patent Miss Sixty sandals

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Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Ted Baker purple sunglasses

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Asos purple trousers

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Ted Baker purple sunglasses

Style Not Age: Purple Reign, Hawes and Curtis blouse, Asos purple trousers

Asos trousers (old, similar) | Hawes & Curtis shirt (from charity shop) | Miss Sixty shoes (old, similar) | bag from TKMaxx (old, similar) | Ted Baker sunglasses (old)

 

Let’s see what Hilda, Jacqui and Anna are wearing for this “Purple Reign” theme…

Hilda has borrowed the most amazing purple Marc Cain suit for this challenge…I would definitely not want to give it back! Head to Over the Hilda for all the details.

Jacqui has put together a casual outfit with a fun graphic T-shirt and fabulous snakeprint boots. You can see more over at Mummabstylish.

Anna is showing her fantastic pattern mixing skills here with a purple blouse and beautiful JD Williams trousers. What a stunning location for photos too! Catch all the details at Anna’s Island Style.

So that’s all for this month, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our “Purple Reign” themed outfits! Do stop by again tomorrow for the Style With a Smile link up!

 

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7 responses to “Style Not Age: Purple Reign”

  1. Grace Liang says:

    These colors are absolutely stunning on you! Great post, as always! 🙂

    https://colorandgrace.com/

  2. Jacqui Berry says:

    After a rocky start for me it turned out to be a fun challenge. Thanks for the prompt – love all the different looks too. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. Emma what a gorgeous style. You look fabulous!
    XO Tina

  4. Jill says:

    This is such a beautiful look! I just love the purple and orange combo!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  5. Anna Parkes says:

    Oh Emma, what a challenge this one was! And yet, looking at you, well it was a breeze. I love that fabulous shirt, plus those sunnies are rather great too. Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone – it has to be done sometimes xxx

  6. I want access to your wardrobe!! I love your style and use of colour and prints!! This outfit is soo gorgeous and I think the variety in the outfits of the other participants is just fabulous!! Purple is a terrific statement colour and is powerful and spiritual – love it!!
    Donna ‍♀️❤️
    https://donnadoesdresses.com

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