11 Chic Purple Outfit Ideas

The color purple conveys a sense of unique creativity, as well as wisdom and imagination.

From bright lavender shades to deep amethyst tones, there are so many ways to incorporate this beautiful color into your wardrobe. Purple is a powerful color that can be used to make a bold statement, however, mastering this color may be difficult at first, so here are 11 purple outfit ideas to get you started.

In this article, we will learn how to wear purple clothes by combining various shades of purple with basic colors such as white and black, as well as create multi-color combinations with yellow, green, blue, and pink.

How to style purple clothes?

1. Lavender Maxi Dress, Amethyst Earrings, and Golden Shoes

In this outfit, we combined a romantic purple dress with much darker Amethyst-coloured earrings. We paired these two shades of purple with classic gold-toned sandals. Therefore, we employed two rules – we amalgamated varying saturations of one hue and married purple with yellow.

This outfit is perfect for a special occasion.

  1. Sabbadini: 18-Karat White Gold, Lacquer, and Amethyst Clip Earrings
  2. Tory Burch: Belted Pleated Cotton and Silk-Blend Purple Voile Maxi Dress
  3. Manolo Blahnik: Callasli 90 Gold Leather Slingback Sandals

2. Lavender Shirt Dress, Lilac Tote, and White Sneakers

This outfit is both practical and fun. We combined two shades of purple for a unique look – a purple dress complemented by a lilac tote. White sneakers form the perfect foundation, with details that match the other elements in this ensemble: lavender accents and delightful hints of green.

The outfit is perfect for going out on the town.

  1. Bottega Veneta: Handle Mini Intrecciato Purple Leather Tote
  2. Anna Quan: Lola Gathered Cutout Stretch-Cotton Purple Mini Shirt-Dress
  3. Alexander Mcqueen: White Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sneakers

3. Deep Purple Coat and Light Blue Flared Pants

This outfit’s centerpiece is a vibrant purple embroidered coat. To create equilibrium, we’ve paired it with soft pastel shades: a white top and light blue flared pants. To create a beautiful ensemble, one must offset a bright piece of clothing with calming hues.

This is a great choice for a day on the town.

  1. Oscar de la Renta: Cutout Embroidered Purple Crepe Coat
  2. Alaïa: Cotton-Poplin White Shirt
  3. Akris: Faralde Crepe Light Blue Flared Pants

4. Soft Purple Sweater with White Base

Create a look that exudes both grace and comfort by combining a soft purple sweater with a classic white shirt and ivory high-waisted flared trousers.

This ensemble is ideal for any occasion – whether you’re in the office or enjoying time at home.

  1. Lisa Yang: Danni Purple Cashmere Cardigan
  2. Alaïa: Cotton-Poplin White Shirt
  3. Valentino: Silk-Crepe Wide-Leg White Pants

5. Deep Purple Trousers and Amber Coat

In this outfit, we show you how to masterfully blend deep purple monochrome pants with a vibrant amber wool coat. An ivory sweater forms the base of the ensemble, while yellow and purple serve as color blocks that help tie together various pieces of fabric.

This outfit is suitable for both autumn walks outside and the work environment.

  1. Officine Générale: Amber Wool Coat
  2. Khaite: Kleo Stretch-Knit Ivory Sweater
  3. Gucci: Drill Purple Wide-Leg Pants

6. Eggplant Velvet Pants and Blue Shades

Eggplant corduroy trousers serve as the focal point of this ensemble. We coupled them with a cropped white shirt and finished off the look with some blue-tinted D-shaped glasses for an eye-catching, edgy vibe.

Keep in mind that crumpled velvet naturally has a touch of white, enabling you to pair it with some classic white basics.

This outfit is perfect for a day on the town.

  1. Dior Eyewear: Dior Club D-Frame Logo-Print Acetate Mirrored Blue Sunglasses
  2. Frankie Shop: Uma Cropped White Cotton-Poplin Shirt
  3. Saint Laurent: Purple Crushed-Velvet Skinny Pants

7. Lilac Velvet Pants and Green/Blue Aviator Sunglasses

This chic and edgy look includes lilac corduroy pants, a white t-shirt, and color-block bright green and blue aviator sunglasses. The balance of shapes is essential here: the white shirt serves to accentuate the waistline and wide-leg purple pants add shape as well as balance to the slim shirt.

This ensemble is perfect for a casual gathering with your friends.

  1. Isabel Marant: Aviator-Style Green and Blue Sunglasses
  2. Dion Lee: Paneled Ribbed Ivory Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
  3. Rag & Bone: Jacey Cotton-Blend Velvet Wide-Leg Purple Pants

8. Soft Purple Asymmetric Midi Skirt and White Base

The soft purple pleated leather midi skirt is the main accent of the outfit. To bring out its beauty, we paired it with a white t-shirt and mini shoulder bag – both emphasize the waist for an elegant balance in shape. Then, to complete this ensemble, golden accents on the handbag create a color block with a delicate soft purple of the skirt.

This outfit is perfect for going out on the town.

  1. Saint Laurent: Le 5 à 7 Cream Leather Shoulder Bag
  2. Dion Lee: Paneled Ribbed Ivory Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
  3. Bottega Veneta: Asymmetric Paneled Purple Leather Midi Skirt

9. Lilac Lace Blouse, White Wide-Leg Trousers, and Green Tote

This romantic outfit is matched with a purple blouse and white high-waisted wide-leg pants. The color block was created with a green braided leather tote.

Note that the textured purple blouse goes well with plain trousers. The braided leather handbag adds visual interest.

This elegant outfit is suitable for going out on the town or on a date.

  1. Bottega Veneta: Jodie Teen Knotted Intrecciato Green Leather Tote
  2. Zimmermann: High Tide Cotton-Blend Purple Lace Blouse
  3. Valentino: Silk-Crepe Wide-Leg White Pants

10. Lilac Lace Mini Skirt and Bright Pink Earrings

Add a burst of color and floral flair to your wardrobe with this vibrant outfit. The lilac puffed lace mini skirt, adorned with lovely flowers, pairs perfectly with the cropped white shirt for an effortless look. To complete the ensemble, top it off with some cheerful pink earrings that feature fun flower shapes! This playful style is both fresh and fashionable.

This outfit fits perfectly for a summer day out in town!

  1. Sabbadini: 18-Karat White Gold and Aluminum, Enamel, and Rhodolite Clip Earrings
  2. Frankie Shop: Uma Cropped White Cotton-Poplin Shirt
  3. Zimmermann: High Tide Embellished Appliquéd Purple Lace Mini Skirt

​11. Soft Purple Swimsuit with Black Accessories

Create a vibrant and bold ensemble by pairing this soft purple flower-decorated swimsuit with a black straw bucket hat and black cat-eye sunglasses. This look is sure to make a statement at the beach!

  1. Velvet Canyon: Beatniks Cat-Eye Black Acetate Sunglasses
  2. Gigi Burris: Ida Black Straw Bucket Hat
  3. Tory Burch: Floral-Print Underwired Purple Swimsuit

How to wear purple clothes?

As previously mentioned, there are a few key guidelines to keep in mind when dressing up in something purple:

  1. Purple has many shades, so no matter what your skin, hair, or eye color is, you’re sure to find a shade that suits you. Add something purple to your face and if your skin and eyes liven up, this shade is right for you.
  2. Purple can be difficult to match. One of the easiest ways is to combine shades of purple with basic white or black tones.
  3. If you’re looking to add a bit of playfulness to your wardrobe, try creating color blocks with colors like yellow, orange blue, or green. For incorporating two shades of purple, it’s best to stick with two hues that vary in lightness from each other by at least two tones.
  4. For the most effortless style, team purple clothes with white and black basics. To make your look pop further, explore color blocking with handbags, scarves, sunglasses, or head accessories to elevate any ensemble.
  5. If you are new to the color purple, why not begin with accessories by adding some stylish touches of hues in various shades? This will help you discover what you like best and not commit to wearing purple clothes right away.

How to combine purple hues with jewel tones?

As we mentioned, you can create color blocks with accessories. Opt for shades like deep emerald green and sapphire blue to create a grand statement look. Additionally, you can mix and match various purple shades with subtle silvers or gold to tone down the intensity.


With this article, we have put together 11 purple outfit ideas to help you find the perfect ensemble for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to create a summery look with bright shades or a romantic outfit with lace and soft pastels, there are plenty of possibilities.

Keep in mind the guidelines provided above to easily mix and match your favorite purple pieces with other colors. With some practice, you will develop an enviable style that expresses your personality.

Featured image by Irina Iriser.

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