Fall’s Purple Reign


Purple has always been the color of royalty. Monarchs from Europe, Egypt and Persia wore this regal hue to signify their status and wealth since the dye used was so outrageously expensive at the time. During the reign of Elizabeth I, the color was so exclusive that only close relatives of the royal family were permitted to wear it. While it’s no longer a color reserved for the elite, shades of violet and lavender retain their royal appeal.

Combining luxury and a history of high status, Roger Vivier pumps and ballerina flats in deep plum are the perfect accent to a sophisticated all-black look. For a weekend look that’s feminine and a little bit funky, why not pair J. Crew’s ultra-soft lavender cashmere tee with Miu Miu’s round, glitter frame sunglasses?

Shop our favorite purple shoes, bags and apparel above, and more royal-worthy accessories here.