Two colours I have never owned in my wardrobe are purple and purple’s nicer sister, lilac. I don’t know why I think of their relationship that way and in actual fact, now that I think about it, maybe mauve would be purple’s sister?! The point is, I have never owned anything in this colour family till very recently, but have seen the colour worn on many of my favourite bloggers, which inspired me to dip my toe into the trend.
I love a colour trend. I prefer colour trends to trends that are led by silhouettes, specific garments or even brands, because colours never really date and even if a colour goes out of “fashion”, if it’s a colour you love you’ll wear it beyond the trend.
One of the things that gets me most excited about the Mum a Porter bags, at the turn of every season, is when I get to select my new colours. New colours brings new ideas, new ways of styling and depending on how much you embrace said colour, it can really add a whole new dimension to your wardrobe.
Admittedly lilac isn’t a colour I had given much thought to and never one that I would have imagined I would be writing about. However, I have now fallen head over heels in love with lilac. I think it was that gorgeous lilac cardigan from And Other Stories that literally had me at ‘Hello’. Lilac is subtle, feminine, but something about it feels more mature than ‘baby pink’, yet more flirty than ‘baby blue’.
I went into 2020 knowing I wanted to get on board the lilac bandwagon and I wanted to do it easily. Right now, knitwear is just so easy for me and my lifestyle, so I knew that if I wanted my lilac purchase to be something I’d actually get wear out of, it had to be a jumper, sweatshirt or a lilac jacket. So I went for a very simple jumper that can be thrown on with a pair of black jeans and nods to the trend quite effortlessly or it can be celebrated and worn in monochromatic with a pinky lilac bias cut skirt I totally forgot I own!
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Jumper from Marks and Spencer (sold out, similar linked) Skirt from Joy the Store (in the sale!) Shoes from Primark, linked similar nude shoes from Topshop Pink bag designed The Mum a Porter Bag get in touch to order email@example.com