Pretty in Purple: Quick Tips on How to Wear Purple Pants

We have been seeing a flash of purple in denim wear every now and then, but the trend has not seriously catapulted to fame. Perhaps it’s because purple is a tricky color, and we, the non-celebs, would rather go for the conventional. Yet again, who likes to be conventional? Maybe it’s the perfect time of the year to try on something different — like purple jeans! Here are some easy tips on how to wear the grape hue.

1. Start with Great-Fitting Pants!

I suggest the skinny or straight-cut fit — wide-legged or boot-cut styles will only add more unnecessary color. The look we are trying to accomplish is that of sleek and sassy. Take this pair of purple jeans by Current/Elliot.

Current Elliott Skinny Stretch Ankle JeansCurrent/Elliott Skinny Stretch Ankle Jeans (Purple Wash), $168

2. Wear a Top in a Subdued Color

I like matching purple with warmer shades, for example, ecru or beige, gray, and navy. White is also a good choice, but I think it’s rather safe and boring. I would pick a top such as this one by Michael Kors (shhhh, it’s on sale!).

MICHAEL Michael Kors Cowl Neck Sleeveless BlouseMICHAEL Michael Kors Cowl Neck Sleeveless Blouse, $40

3. In This Chilly Weather, a Coat is an Absolute Must!

Opt for a short black jacket with interesting texture. This piece from Marc Jacobs is oh-so-stylish!

 MARC BY MARC JACOBS Nikki Genuine Rabbit Fur Hooded Jacket MARC BY MARC JACOBS “Nikki” Genuine Rabbit Fur Hooded Jacket, $420

4. Complete the Look with a Pair of Fabulous Shoes, a Trendy Yet Functional Bag, and Some Jewelry

Here are my top picks, all from Nordstrom.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo “Cosmic” Patent Pump

Clutch: Bourne “Annette” Metal Ring Clutch

Necklace: Alexis Bittar “Miss Havisham” Long Station Necklace

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