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From delicate lilac to romantic lavender to sexy royal shades, purple packs a serious fashion punch when it makes an appearance in your wardrobe. Purple blouses that peek out from underneath your fitted blazer or add a flash of color to your little black dress on date night are easy to accessorize when you know how to work the colors that complement and how to avoid the colors that clash.
Glitter in Gold or Sparkle in Silver
When it comes to working metallics into your purple-topped outfit, it's hard to mess up. Shiny silver bangles, drop earrings or layered necklaces complement the texture of a silk or satin purple blouse. The reflective metals brighten up darker, royals shades of purple and keep your look from going more Goth than glamor. But don't rule out gold just yet. Antique golds or even bronze hues add a vintage touch to more day-time appropriate purple blouses in shades like lilac or pastel purple. Skip highly polished yellow-gold details, and opt instead for more brushed gold or rose gold accents in belt buckles, earrings or charm bracelets.
Break Out the Black
Let your purple blouse take center stage with classic, neutral accessories in shades of black. The richer, more saturated shade of purple in your blouse, the more likely you can pull off solid black accessories. Try a skinny black patent leather belt, fashionable black pumps or a pair of onyx earrings with your royal purple blouse to create a sophisticated look. For lighter shades of purple, black is too overpowering, so opt for toned-down versions like gray and charcoal instead. Heather gray pumps or a charcoal plaid handbag keep your pale purple blouse strictly in the realm of classy and out of the world of childish.
Ravishing in Red
If you really want your purple to pop, pair your blouse with equally bold, yet perfectly complementary red accents. Jewel-toned purple blouses turn into sexy wardrobe staples when you opt for ruby-studded jewelry. Oversized costume pieces with glittering red gems like rhinestone cocktail rings or bold chokers ensure that your date night is red-hot. For more subtle heat, go with fire-engine or brick red belts, purses or shoes. Stay grounded with neutral-colored pants or skirts in sleek black or gray to keep your look classy instead of costumed.
Get Lively in Lime
The wrong shade of green accessories with your purple blouse will have you looking like the ubiquitous children's television dinosaur, but moving away from standard shades opens up a world of bright accessory options. For a fresh, young look, go bold with bright, neon-inspired lime shades for your shoes, belts and bags, especially if your blouse falls on the darker side of the purple spectrum. If lime feels a little too electric for your office, try apple, celadon or pale honeydew instead. These more-subtle shades pair well with lilac blouses in flowy peasant shapes.