Purple is a colour that can polarise opinion. Do you love it or hate it? A quote from the wonderful poem by Jenny Joseph.
“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.”
When I googled this well-known poem I found information on this interesting site Later Bloomer.
Personally, I love mixing strong bright colours together and I can well imagine myself wearing a purple coat with a red fedora hat. however, I acknowledge that this look might not be for everybody. The colour purple seems to carry a lot of baggage. The definition of purple is that it is a colour somewhere between red and blue. However, if you add white to the mix it quickly becomes various shades of lilac.
I remember wearing various shades of
Purple and lilac:
For the last few years purple seems to have fallen out of favour but this season the colour, often associated with royalty and nobility, has been embraced by many of the designers. There are so many shades of purple that you could opt for the palest lavender to the brightest purple or the deepest plum.
Purple & Lilac accessories:
All photographs taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram
Disclaimer: The purple sweater I am wearing was requested for photography and subsequently gifted. All the other items I am wearing are my own.