Purple is my favourite colour and it always has been.
Not only am I fascinated by this colour which contains a perfect balance of cool (blue) and warmth (red). I also love the purple colour group, from amethyst; violet; lavender; eggplant; indigo; orchid to plum.., just to name a few.
It’s not just the fashion world that loves this colour, this striking, vibrant tone has been associated with royalty from long, long ago – both in the East and the West.
In a more recent approach, purple garments dominated the fashion scene in the ’80s and ’90s. We’ve all seen (if not done and danced in) those matchy-matchy purple outfits. And let’s not forget, MORE matching purple accessories and make up too!
These days I prefer to pair my purple clothes with white; lime; even bright orange (In this case, I’d use one of the contrasting colours in small doses!)
Occasionally, I still see women wearing the top to toe purple ensemble, by saying that, here’s an old photo I dug out featuring yours truly (aka moi; me; vivalaViv) doing just that: a lavender jumper; a red-violet pendant and the amethyst eye shadow…
Hey, every trend (well, almost every trend) eventually makes a comeback. For example, French luxury fashion house Balmain recreated ’80s fashion trend for its spring summer collection 2014. So, no hurry throwing our purple outfits out.., at least not yet anyway!
Here I’d like to share an image I selected from the internet of more matching purple looks. It’s not a re-creation, this matchy-matchy fitness wear was so in trend back in the ’80s!
If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, did you have a similar look that you’d like to tell us about?
Main photo credit: Road Wang