Monday, 19 August 2013

Five Shades of Purple

It's no secret that my yellow polka dot prom dress from AX Paris is one of my favourite and most worn pieces in my wardrobe. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made, and has already made a few appearances on my blog over the last year. I've worn it many times over this summer and last because I enjoy wearing it, and I love finding new ways to wear it. 

My favourite way to change it up is to try out different colour themes. I've tried it with white, pink, coral, and grey in the past, but had never made an outfit around it using purple, which is easily one of the colour combinations I love best. The idea of creating a yellow and purple outfit around this dress had been brewing in my head for a couple of weeks, and yesterday I finally found the energy to give it a go.


I would have loved to have created a vibrant purple and yellow outfit with every purple piece as bold as the cardigan, but I realised I have a distinct lack of violet clothes and accessories to work with. So, instead, I built up the look using five shades of purple.


I used my purple Dorothy Perkins cardigan which I've had for several years but haven't worn in a while. It's a little boxy on the shoulders as they're ruched, but I adore the colour of it so I don't mind too much. 

The tights are from Evans, and are actually a dark shade of purple, and not black as they appear. This is the first time I've been able to enclose my feet in anything since February! I'm so excited that the pain in my big toes is almost gone after eleven months and they've almost healed, which means I should be back in tights, socks, and shoes by Autumn! Yay!

The skinny belt is lilac and came from ASOS Curve. It's still available on sale here. The necklace is a deep purple, and was given to me by my Mum, although I've no idea of the brand. And I was also wearing my gorgeous frog prince ring by ASOS, which I've shared here many times before. I even went a step further and wore purple eyeshadow.


Outfit Details

Dress- AX Paris // Tights- Evans // Cardigan- Dorothy Perkins // Belt- ASOS Curve //
// Ring- ASOS // Necklace- Gift from my Mum //

I had to get at least one last wear of this dress in before Autumn, and I enjoyed putting this outfit together. I never get bored of wearing this dress, or of experimenting with colour. I definitely need some more purple in my wardrobe, though, and I can't wait to try another colour scheme around this dress!

14 comments:

  1. Love this combination of colours together.

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  2. hurrah and yay indeed! your big toes are almost better, you are going to have fun with shoes - I love that dress so much, it looks so lovely on you - purple and yellow are a great combination x

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    1. I'm looking forward to wearing shoes, but it'll be a while before I can buy some lovely new ones to play with. Thanks so much. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. xx

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  3. Yellow and purple - the thought has never crossed my mind, but now....hmmmmm.

    Yay for shoes!

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    1. I think it's one of the best colour combinations there is! Try it!

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  4. Yellow and purple looks amazing! I love your use of colour - it's fantastic. x x

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  5. I love yellow & purple together and yellow really looks lovely with your hair. Cute:)

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  6. I can see why its a favourite!! Love it- and it looks fabulous with the purple! xx

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    1. Thanks Olivia! This dress seems to work with almost everything! xx

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  7. i lve the yellow and purple together it looks really great on you xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachel :) xx

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