Purple is a divisive hue, but colourful accessories can bring a striking finish to the simplest of looks. Whether you’re looking to add vibrancy to your daily office getup, or just want to inject some larger-than-life colour into your outfit the next time you go ‘out out’, our edit of purple accessories has you covered.
Colour clashing: don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Making unexpected pairings might come naturally to your Instagram style heroes, but if the idea of wearing bright yellow trousers with an amethyst-toned top doesn’t sit well with you, don’t fret; you can still make a bold statement by wearing accessories in purple with clothing in contrasting shades. For a decadent evening look, team a sumptuous, jewel-toned silk blouse with a vibrant purple accessory, like a cheery clutch bag. Wear with confidence, lashings of red lipstick and some chandelier earrings to polish things off. You’ll be channelling Studio 54 vibes in no time.
Purples comes in so many shades that it’s easy to find one to suit your tastes. If you’re a flamboyant dresser, pick out pieces in bright hues like magenta and orchid. If you’re feeling more reserved - or if you’re looking for a subtle colour pop to lighten up your workwear repertoire - try more subdued, moody tones, like plum or mauve. Wear a lightweight nude duster coat to the office and add a burst of colour with elegant accessories in purple. Roomy tote bags and structured satchel styles are fail-safe choices to wear to work, and picking one in a subtle pastel tone will add a little cheeriness to an outfit in muted hues.