OFF-DUTY STYLE Aug 1, 2018

Lilac: The Color To Know

DRESS: ARoss Girl x Soler (additional lilac dresses HERE and HERE)  |  SANDALS: Old, similar option HERE and HERE  |  SUNGLASSES: Le Specs x Adam Selman (similar affordable option HERE)  |  EARRINGS: BaubleBar  |  BAG: Prada (affordable alternative HERE)  | LIP: Neutrogena (Plum Perfect, my fave!!)

“Trendy” colors are tricky because calling a color a trend immediately starts the clock on its shelf life.  What if I want to wear a color longer than its trend status holds out?  Will the fashion gods be merciless?  I love this lilac (or lavender, if you prefer) hue, and obviously it feels the most traditionally seasonal in spring and early summer.  But honestly, the prevalence of lilac over the last year has made a strong case for building the color into your wardrobe year-round.  It’s a pretty big accomplishment for the color when you think about it–breaking free of its trendy reputation and joining the ranks of the essentials.  Nice work lilac, I’m proud of you.



The look I’m wearing here is a lilac puff-sleeve dress that has feminine effortlessness written all over it.  For continuity and freshness I kept my accessories game simple, with a neutral rose lip (in color Plum Perfect) to top things off.  A bold red lip would be too much here, lavender can go the way of the cartoonishly colorful if we’re not careful, so best to keep the rest of your look in the muted or neutral zone.


There’s definitely a summery sweetness to this look, but as the weather cools off (whenever that is… hopefully never?), pay attention to the lightweight sweaters and layering pieces that start popping up for fall–you’re going to see more lilac than you have in previous years.  I wonder if that’s because this color was never a “trend,” it was just a color we weren’t paying enough attention to.  So, when we remembered that lilac exists, we were quick to toss it in the trend category, because we hadn’t dabbled in the light purple arts for awhile.  I’m so glad lavender is back where it belongs–in my closet (like this stunning sweater… swoooon!).



When you think about it, lavender is kind of the iced coffee of the fashion world. Typically only enjoyed in warm weather, but hey–it’s yours any time you want it. Keep an eye here and on instagram for lavender-hued ideas, this season and beyond.


DRESS: ARoss Girl x Soler (additional lilac dresses HERE and HERE)  |  SANDALS: Old, similar option HERE and HERE  |  SUNGLASSES: Le Specs x Adam Selman (similar affordable option HERE)  |  EARRINGS: BaubleBar  |  BAG: Prada (affordable alternative HERE)  | LIP: Neutrogena (Plum Perfect, my fave!!)


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17 Responses to Lilac: The Color To Know

  1. Caga says:

    Love this outfit.
    Your sense of fashion is ultimate.

  2. Rach says:

    This color is definitely trending and I am not mad about it. It’s such a beautiful color and this dress is gorgeous!

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  3. Joanne says:

    Wow! Just beautiful – you and the dress! 🙂

  4. This color looks so beautiful on you! I love the pairing of the gold and neutral accessories as well! Perfect in every way!

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  5. Love this beautiful dress and the color is my favorite!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  6. Christine says:

    Hi ladies-
    Love the post.
    Nordstrom also has a lovely Halogen cashmere scarf in a beautiful lilac shade, as well as a Signature cashmere crewneck sweater- both are part of the current sale. What do you think?

  7. Elaine Hamilton says:

    The dress is stunning and the colour is so lovely …yay !!

  8. The dress she wears is so beautiful and so luxurious, I like it

  9. A beautiful dress and great sandals as well! Happy Monday xx

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  11. Linda says:

    Best color ! You look amazing as always !
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