Make a bold statement this new year with The Colour Purple, and I'm not talking about the novel by Alice Walker, I'm talking about the royalty colour purple. This rich hue suits different skin tones and can be worn in various shades from plum to lilac.
Pair a purple blouse or tunic with black or a dark neutral bottoms. A purple blouse under a dark suit looks great for work.
Match with statement accessories like Erin Lucas, left. This look is all about the details - oversized clutch, layered necklace, cocktail ring and studded cuff. Audrina Patridge, right, punches up her purple strapless draped dress with bright blue shoes and a grey necklace and bracelet pearl set.
This trick to wearing purple is to keep your makeup very sheer and light and avoid dark purple eyeshadow. Keep it fun, flirty and sexy!