This season, staying on-trend is as simple as incorporating purple pieces into your work, weekend and date-night wardrobes.
From lavender and ladylike at Zac Posen to dramatic, plum-colored chiffon at J.Mendel, shades of purple were practically prerequisites for designers this FW09 runway season. Bright eggplant was a definitive characteristic of Donna Karan’s collection —where dramatic, bold-shouldered jackets stole the show. Straying from your usual palette and going grape on your next shopping trip will add instant style cachet to your closet and is one of the easiest designer trends to work into your everyday. Add a pop by way of an accessory or brave the trend from head to toe; either way, you’ll look current—without having to forgo your stance against shoulder pads.