Last season I started using Pinterest a lot more, I’ve had it for ages but only truly caught the pinning bug at the beginning of SS17. During a particularly lengthy trawl, and seeing loads of yellow in SS17 street style pictures, I proudly proclaimed that yellow would be the sleeper hit of last season and it turns out I was right! I’ve been so excited about that (and probably a bit annoyingly smug… sorry pals) so I’m going to try and do the same for AW17; we all know that the main colour this season is easily going to be red, but my prediction for the breakthrough colour story this Autumn and Winter has got to be purple!
I’ve had this purple pleated midi skirt stashed away in my wardrobe since it turned up on one of my favourite bargain sites Everything 5 Pounds over the summer. It’s originally by the brand HotSquash, and when I checked them out I found that it’s still available on their site right now for £85 (!!!) so I’m pretty overwhelmed at just how much of a bargain it was!
So, when it came to putting together an outfit for my homage to purple the skirt was an easy place to start; and as I’m very into layering long jumpers over swishy skirts at the moment I decided to grab my old BooHoo Plus flared sleeve jumper (similar here) in a deliciously bright apple green to team it with. I really love purple and green together, but my fiancé said I kinda look like the Incredible Hulk in this colour combo and now I can’t unsee it tbh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Regardless of my unintentional Hulk-esque colour scheme, I have not been deterred from my love of purple and below you’ll find my usual massive wishlist featuring all my favourite bits and pieces in this great hue. As we move through the season and into October I expect to see a whole lot more – especially in plus sizes – as we know there’s sadly a bit of a delay before we are able to get our hands on the same things as the main ranges. If you’re not too keen on bright purple then it looks like every shade in the whole purple spectrum is in favour right now, from dark moody aubergine through to delicate powdery lilac, so there’s plenty more to choose from.
So, for your AW17 outfit planning, why not throw a bit of purple into the mix? Even if it’s just a small accent like a clutch bag, or or a pair of bright purple statement earrings. However you go about it, a dash of this fun and vibrant tone will be a great addition to your wardrobe this season!
AW17 Purple Picks