AS the world rolls out the drums to celebrate the resurrection of Christ today, take the opportunity to revel in your royal creative senses this season, by dazzling in purple. Aside the reports that the dye used for purple is a little more expensive than others, there’s just something about purple that makes the wearer look and feel more chic than the usual. Whether it’s your outfit, shoes, makeup, accessories or handbag, add a dash of purple to the mix to make your ensemble pop. You can rarely fail with purple, whatever your skin complexion, shape, or size. The trick is to find what works for you.
First decide whether you’re working with Ankara or the English dress code this season. When you have decided, move on to the combination. For the Ankara alternative, you can raise the stakes by combining a different purple fabric to the mix, as long as it has a touch of purple, however minute. Sometimes, you don’t even need to have purple in the original pattern. However, if you choose to combine fabrics, ensure you work with expert designers. If you want, let your headgear work around purple. For formal outfits, you can do a full dress in purple, and pair with a jacket of a different colour. Or, you can work with a different pattern for the dress, and get the jacket in purple. So, whatever you choose to do, bear in mind that you’re working a royal angle with your outfit.
Remember: Getting quality styles does not necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg; all you need is a designer who has got his or her creative cap on.
Since the nature of purple comes in many shades, ranging from deep to light, you have an array of options to work with when it comes to purple-coloured makeup products. Interestingly, purple makeup works well on dark and light people alike – just ensure you pick the right shade. Also, bear in mind not to overdo with purple. If you work with purple on your eyes, maybe tone it down on the lips. So, whether it’s your eyes, lips, or even nails, let your fashion sensibilities guide your decision.
Whether you opt for stilettos, wedges, strapped, peep toes, slip-ons, or flats, your shoes can make the difference when it comes to working with purple. Purple works with colours such as black, white, off-white, pink, yellow, among others. The key is sensible pairing.
Accessories and hair
Your purple can also come in handbags, earrings, necklaces, among others. For those who use hair extensions, you can add purple highlights to your hairdo, in the spirit of the royal season.
And don’t forget to add a major dose of confidence to your poise this season. Without the right composure, your efforts are pointless!