Purple Four Ways

Hello sweet readers! Today, I’m guest posting for my friend Whitney {Whitney a’ la mode}. You might be reading on her blog or mine but regardless…”Hello, friend! I’m glad you’re here!”

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the smells and colors of fall. I am beginning to wear some of my favorite colors for fall. One of my favorites is purple. I especially love purple in all of the hues and tones. That is a color that makes me feel pretty. Do you have a color or colors that just make you feel that way? What is it for you?

I thought a little remix with one of my favorite fall colors would be a perfect way to share its versatility with you. First up is a look for work with a tweed skirt and a little purple sweater. This is a simple yet a put together look for the office.

tweed skirt + purple sweater

If it’s chilly, it would be easy to add a blazer or even a denim jacket. That’s what is great about a completer piece – it can be added or subtracted as needed.

purple sweater + tweed skirt

These nude wedges are new this season. I am adoring them and wearing them almost daily. Franco Sarto and I get along well. He’s becoming my go-to when looking for something for the my feet.

purple sweater + tweed skirt

The right shade of purple pairs well with mustard but be careful here because otherwise you might end up looking like a team mascot for various sports.

mustard skirt + purple sweater

purple sweater + mustard skirt

Again, simple and put together by adding a scarf. You can add and subtract a completer piece here too.

purple sweater + scarf

These two skirt looks are all put together with pieces from The Limited. The sweater is this season but all the other pieces are not. A fresh top or sweater can easily perk up older pieces in your wardrobe. Pick new pieces that will easily remix with older pieces and then you can extend the lives of pieces you love. For me, I love these skirts and want to keep them around again this season.

This little purple sweater can also find ways to fit into my casual wear as well. My go-to skinny jeans are the best place to start in creating a casual weekend look. This particular shade of purple is perfect with a military vest or olive in general. The jeans could easily be swapped out for olive pants and a different color vest or other completer piece.

military vest + purple sweater

This pair of sneakers are from Keds. Cognac leather is so versatile in the shoe department. I know these will work with other skinny pants I currently have in other colors.

military vest + purple sweater + skinny jeans

Another quick change in this look is to remove the scarf and change out with a long necklace. Sneakers can be replaced with leopard print flats or heels. I thought my wedges would be a good alternative to flats.

military vest + purple sweater + leopard shoes

military vest + purple

So there you have it, friends. Four ways to wear purple this fall. I hope I have convinced you of the beauty of purple in your wardrobe.


I’m linking up with my friends at The Blended Blog and participating in the November Finds. The purple sweater is one of my November finds. What’s yours? Link it up with us today.









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  • Living on Cloud Nine
    Hey Beautiful...pretty in purple!!! Love the versatility, my fav is with the vest and with the mustard!!! Something about purple and mustard, so Fall and such beautiful rich hues. Have the BEST day you beauty!!
  • Love that purple shirt - it looks great in every outfit you styled :) I really like the one with the mustard skirt and the green military vest - I've been on the lookout for a vest like this so thank you for sharing :) Sarah Bell Trendy & Tidy
  • Love you in purple! I don't have much purple at all but you've convinced me to maybe try!
  • I like all of these ways for adding in purple for fall. You look great Carrie! Rachel xo www.garaytreasures.com
  • Lanae Bond
    I love purple too! It is the perfect color for fall and looks good with other fall colors. I love how you styled your purple top!
  • Liv
    Love how you styled this color. Liv www.livforstyle.net
  • I love purple, but always forget to wear it! I love how versatile this shirt is.
  • Kimberly
    You've styled this purple top so beautifully. Every one of these looks is spot on! Kimberly www.mudbootsandpearls.com
  • I love that you styled the same cute purple top several ways. I love it with the mustard skirt, such a great color combo!
  • That shade of purple is perfect for you! I especially loved it paired with the mustard skirt. <3 Arielle from Casual 'n Couture
  • I can see why you love purple - it's a perfect color on you. I love Franco Sarto shoes - so comfy but so pretty!
  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Love all your looks!
  • RedTagChicLA
    I love how you made that purple top a palette for all these looks!!! Come stop by the blog & let me know what you think of the look I created after a 2-week blogging hiatus! Happy Thursday! Rebecca http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com
  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    I have a purple sweater, so this post is great! :) I have a mustard skirt too (it is corduroy). I agree, you do want to be careful with mustard and purple together. I love those leopard wedges you have! Carrie curlycraftymom.com
  • Both are such great Fall looks! I love the olive vest with the top! It's fun to see different colors together! http://www.mylittlenest.org
  • Nicole Mölders
    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love the look with the tweet skirt best, and the one with the utility vest second. But they are all great.
  • Georgeous Outfits, dear Carry! Love especially the first one with the tweed skirt. It´s very feminine and chic. You look very pretty! xxxxx Nadine from Vienna http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at
  • Purple is one of my favorites, so I am in love with the purple sweater! I love each way you wore it, especially with the tweed skirt! Brooke Pumps and Push-Ups
  • Purple is such a rich, beautiful color and I love seeing the ways people wear it. Gorgeous options here! Mary www.marymurnane.com
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  • Purple is not a color I wear often but it certainly looks great on you http://www.michellespaige.com/