When Pantone announced purple as color of the year for 2018 I started thinking about purple's many associations, from royalty and pop stars to the perennial favorite of teenage girls.
People tend to have a love or hate relationship with purple. If blue is a safe choice and red it's powerful and sexy sister, purple is their free spirited cousin. A rare color in nature, and originally extremely expensive to produce, (12,000 shellfish had to be sacrificed to make enough purple dye for one garment in 1900 BC) it's no wonder the color was once reserved for only the most privileged.
If you don't have any purple in your wardrobe, the time is now to give it a go. You'll find lots of choices in the new year.
My Jackie Top in Purple Spot $110
My V-Neck Haynes Blouse $110 and fringed scarf $48 in lavender zebra