How to Wear Purple Pants: 3 Tips to Look Pretty in Purple

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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? Below are some purple pants and leggings that we found at Shopbop.

Women's purple pants and leggings from Brøgger, Beyond Yoga, and Victoria BeckhamWomen’s purple pants and leggings from Brøgger, Beyond Yoga, and Victoria Beckham

Maybe it’s the perfect time of the year to try on something different — like purple pants! 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 Jeans (Purple Wash), $168

Current/Elliott Skinny Stretch Ankle Jeans (Purple Wash)

2. Wear a Top in a Subdued Color

I like matching purple with warmer shades, for example, ecru or beige, gray, and navy.

Plain white is also a good choice, but I think it’s rather safe and boring. I would pick a top such as this dusty cream fitted knit top from Zimmermann.

Purple flare pants paired with a fitted knit top featuring a high scoop neckline and tiered frills throughoutPurple flare pants paired with a fitted knit top featuring a high scoop neckline and tiered frills throughout

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

Would you dare to wear purple pants with a matching short jacket? This piece from Mulberry is oh-so-stylish!

Model wearing cropped skinny-straight leg Theory pants with a matching short jacket and white shoesModel wearing cropped skinny-straight leg Theory pants with a matching short jacket and white shoes

4. Complete the Look With Fabulous Shoes, a Trendy Yet Functional Bag, and Jewelry

Trendy shoes and accessories you can wear with purple pantsShoes: Jimmy Choo “Cosmic” Patent Pump / Clutch: Bourne “Annette” Metal Ring Clutch / Necklace: Alexis Bittar “Miss Havisham” Long Station Necklace

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