What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out a selection of lilac essentials
- Dinah Van Tulleken reveals that she thought she would bypass lilac this season
- The UK-based fashion editor says that she learnt she had the wrong shade
- She spotted Rejina Pyo’s very un-girly distressed double-denim look in lilac wash
I thought this season’s trend for lilac was one I would have to bypass. Any pastel shade is offputting to grown-ups; pastel purple conjures images of little girls’ fancy dress costumes.
Unsurprisingly, when I saw the shade on frou-frou silk chiffon gowns at Oscar de la Renta, shiny Lurex maxi skirts at The Row and a silk blend voile prom dress at Tory Burch it failed to convert me.
Shirt, £39.50, and bag, £99, marksand spencer.com; trousers, £109, baukjen.com; loafers, £225, russellandbromley.co.uk
Sickly sweet hues tend to be reserved for the kind of traditionally feminine styles that don’t appeal to me; on the High Street it’s always puff-sleeve blouses and gingham dresses.
But then I spotted Rejina Pyo’s very un-girly distressed double-denim look in lilac wash and the clouds parted.
It turns out I simply hadn’t find the right item of clothing for this colour.
In M&S, I spotted this jacket. I suppose I should call it a shacket (you know, a shirt-jacket hybrid). A cargo/military design — but rather than tired old khaki it was in a fresh lilac.
It’s a subtle twist on a wearable staple. Even calling it lavender wouldn’t have put me off.
HIGH STREET FINDS
There are plenty of other mature mauve-y styles that are just the colour your transitional wardrobe is craving as a subtle way to lift those predictable blacks, navies and greys.
The relaxed blazer (£54, stories.com) contrasts sugary lilac with clean, tailored lines.
If you do love a puff sleeve, the dress (£129, mintvelvet.co.uk) is just the right side of girly.
NOW SHOP THE TREND…
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