Falling into Lilac - The Colour for SS14

First published in Fashion & Beauty Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Columnist, School Run Style

Style Theory: It is all about pastels this Spring/Summer and a hint of lilac makes any outfit look sublime.

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This sudden love for lilac has taken me by surprise, I, in general, am not a fan of the purple hue but this Spring it is working for me. The lilac clothing and accessories adorning the high street shops at the moment are subtle bluey/pinky tones and look delicious with beiges, pinks and navy. It is definitely a colour I have embraced and here is how the Streetstylers are wearing it:

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Pair lilac with navy for a chic look.

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Purple lilac looks great on blondes

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The muted colours on this outfit are bodly contrasted with a mustard and wine bag..it shouldn't work..but does. 

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Lilac contrasted with a wine coloured bag and fabulous mirrored sunglasses.

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Spring in a beautiful outfit

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Do lilac subtly with lilac rimmed glasses

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Lilac and camel..stunning

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Diane Kruger pairing lilac and white for stylish simplicity.
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Lilac is a calm, feminine colour and can be worked into your wardrobe in separates or wear it subtly with some stunning lilac accessories and jewellery. Here are the best on the High Street:

Croydon Guardian: & Other Stories Leather Jacket £245

Croydon Guardian: Hush Lilac Linen V Neck Jumper £49.50
A beautiful soft linen jumper, would look great paired with distressed, pale blue boyfriend jeans and white superga's for the summer.

Croydon Guardian: Topshop Lilac Bobble Jumper £75
I have this jumper and love it, it is super cosy, quite thick and warm so not a summer purchase but perfect for the colder nights. I love it paired with pale blue jeans and a camel coat/trenchcoat.

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Asos Lilac Sweatshirt £18

Croydon Guardian: & Other Stories Leather Skirt £145
This skirt would look fabulous paired with a navy blouse and navy, long, fluid trench coat and nude heels.

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Anthropologie Megumi Ochre Thistle Contrast Heels £158

Croydon Guardian: Katie Rowland Carmilla Collection rings from £95
This is a striking range of sugary coloured, semi precious stones beautifully set against 18ct gold vermeil. The rings make for a statement look or you could pile up the smaller stacking rings in beautiful coloured stones for subtle but colourful look. The range encapsulates this Spring/Summer pastel colour trend, I have my eye on the cross ring.

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John Lewis Radley Johnston Bag £143.20 (on price match)

Croydon Guardian: John Lewis Becksondergaard Peach/Grey £69
These scarves are slightly on the expensive side but are so worth it, they are large and sit well,  made from a luxurious silk and wool mix that makes them warm but light.

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John Lewis Becksondergaard Supersize Nova Star Scarf £69

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Rayban Translucent Original Wayfarers £130

I understand Lilac is not everyone's colour, but it is definitely worth trying as it can soften an outfit and looks beautful with navy (a colour everyone has in their wardrobe) and brings a touch of Spring 2014 to your look. I am a fan and will be investing in few more pieces for this season. I have a stunning Katie Rowland ring on my 10th Anniversary wishlist with a Becksondergaard scarf and have bought the Topshop jumper so I have 'fallen into Lilac!'

For more high street fashion buys and styling ideas , check out my blog SCHOOLRUNSTYLE just click here!

Until next time Frances xx


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