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5 Ways to Confidently Wear Orchid Purple

A few years ago, a girlfriend of mine gave me an elegant purple orchid as a gift, and ever since, I have been hooked not only on the flower but the exquisite color. Orchid is a gorgeous pink-tinged purple that is vibrant, youthful, and fresh. It’s a color I could gaze at forever because of its deep, calming spiritual quality.

radiant orchid

This bold color is popular now and comes in shades ranging from light to deep purple. True Orchid is on the warm side, so it complements anyone with warm undertones best. If you’d like to test drive this color, but are unsure how to add it to your wardrobe, here are five ways to wear pretty Orchid purple.

orchid purple sweater
This pretty orchid purple sweater looks chic with skinny pants!

1. Combine with Neutral Colors

If you are not used to brights, you may find radiant Orchid purple a bit intense. In this case, all you need to do to choose one statement piece in Orchid and crank it down a notch by pairing an orchid top with a neutral bottom. Purple Orchid pairs well with black, navy, or taupe and looks crisp and heading-turning worn with white.

orchid purple top
Orchid purple looks especially great on complexions with warm undertones.

2. Wear as a Print

A pretty blouse or top with some of this color in the print is an excellent way to work Orchid purple into your wardrobe. Depending on the print size and pattern, you can control just how much of this color you want to wear.

3. Go Monochromatic

A chic, bold way to embrace this trend is to wear Orchid head-to-toe. Don’t try to match each piece since it is nearly impossible to do anyway, plus it will make your outfit look boring. Instead, wear slightly different shades of Orchid in varying textures to give your outfit some energy and life.

4. Add Orchid Accessories

My mom is 81 and has a bright Orchid Coach bag. Everywhere she goes, she is known as the lady with the gorgeous purple purse! All you need is one statement piece in Orchid to look current and hip. Dump your boring black bag and have a little fun! Or, try Orchid shoes, earrings, or a scarf. A classic piece in a modern color, like an orchid, always looks stylish.

5. Try an Orchid Coat

Need a new spring coat and denim jacket? What about a purple Orchid one? A colorful trend is fresh and way more eye-catching than taupe or black. This color has energy. Energy is youthful.

Not sure if Orchid is right for you? Don’t worry. There’s a purple to suit everyone! Find out more here about How to Wear Purple!

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2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Confidently Wear Orchid Purple

  1. Hi Deborah, I love this color too, especially in the darker hues. Would a dress in this color be o.k.to wear to my daughter’s graduation? I’m learning so much from your website :)

    1. Hi Debbie, yes, an Orchid dress would be lovely for graduation. I think it would look stunning in photos beside the black graduation gown!
      So glad you are enjoying the site. Please send in any suggestions for stories you would like me to cover. Cheers!

xo, Deb

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