Lean into lilac: How to wear this season’s on trend pastel shade
Lilac is a shade that’s been growing in popularity over the last few years, but this season saw catwalks awash with the pretty pastel shade.
Maybe it’s because ‘Digital Lavender’ has officially been named by trend forecasting website WSGN as 2023’s colour of the year that this shade has become so popular with designers and fashion lovers alike. Yes, shades like olive green and scarlet may have also had some prominence down the runway, but shades of lilac and lavender are everywhere to be seen at the moment.
Unlike a dark purple, which can make you look like a Prince reject, lilac is an easy shade to wear monotone or mix with other shades (note: the other big colour olive green is the perfect partner).
It’s also the perfect hue for spring and summer, and if you’re normally find in neutral shades, a soft lilac hue is an easy way to pop your colour cherry!
Eight ways to wear lilac this spring
Carry a lilac bag
If you really can’t be persuaded to wear pastel-coloured clothes, a lilac hued bag is a great way to carry the trend. It adds a nice pop of colour to spring neutrals such as cream and white and works for both day and night.
Dress it up!
The perfect shade for summer weddings or festivals, a lilac dress can be take you from many events. Go for a slightly brighter hue for darker skin tones. And if all over lilac is too much for you, try a pattern, such as floral or gingham.
A top choice
Whether you choose a pretty lilac t-shirt or something a little dressier, this shade goes so well with denim. For a more modern look, team with clashing colours, such as pink or olive green on your bottom half.
Step on it
For the really colour shy among you, the perfect choice is a pair of lilac shoes. Whether your chose pretty pastel heels or a more casual style for summer, they’ll inject a touch of happy colour into your outfit, without being too overbearing.
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