On Monday, Markle showcased her berry-hued ensemble (a violet Babaton dress and strawberry-red Sentaler coat) to visit Birkenhead, while Middleton recycled an old-favorite, a violet pleated Oscar de la Renta jacket and skirt. It turns out that Princess Diana was a big fan of wearing violet too.
In 2018, Pantone may have named “Ultra Violet” color of the year, but for the royal family, the shade has a much deeper history. “Historically, purple has been highly valued, driven by its burdensome production and its association with wealth, power and royalty,” writes Valencia Prashad for the New York Times. “Do Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, know that it is said that in the 16th century Queen Elizabeth I of England didn’t permit anyone but close relatives of the royal family to wear purple?” Even though Pantone has already moved onto naming “Living Coral” as 2019’s color of the year, it appears that the royal family’s love affair with violet isn’t ending anytime soon.
Below, see 16 different ways to incorporate violet into your wardrobe today, starting at just $30.
A comfy and cozy poncho sweater in the royals’ favorite shade. Style with slacks for an upscale look or leggings for a comfortable at-home ensemble.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect, everyday, carry-all bag to take to work, to the gym and while traveling — this is it. Its minimalist design, clean lines and durable strap will feel comfortable on your shoulder and fit all your essentials with ease.
An elegant wrap dress with an asymmetrical hem for an extra fashionable flair.
Markle has worn this exact style, but in black. The brand is known for making ultra comfortable footwear that stylish women actually want to wear. Perhaps it’s time to incorporate Rothy’s into your own wardrobe? Your feet will thank you later.
We love the houndstooth design on this double-breasted blazer. It’s the perfect statement piece to jazz up your usual office look.
We love the mixed suede and leather details on this gorgeous trapezoid handbag. Bring it with you to the office and straight to date night afterwards.
In fall 2018, Everlane introduced its new sustainably-focused collection, ReNew. Would you believe this stylish lilac puffer coat is made from recycled plastic bottles?
If you are always on top of street-style fashion, you know these chunky, retro style sneakers are a fan-favorite. The violet base makes them really pop and stand out from the rest.
We could easily see Markle or Middleton rocking this simple and elegant scuba dress. It’s conservative, but the waist-tie helps accentuate the waist for a flattering fit.
For special occasions, this peplum sheath dress is a must-have. It’s a bright alternative to a typical LBD, and there’s a reason the royals are always spotted in sheath dresses.
Babaton was the label behind Meghan’s violet dress during her Birkenhead visit. Although, the version the duchess wore quickly sold out, this is a fantastic similar option.
This cocktail dress is perfect to wear to a winter wedding. All you need to do is add a pair of chandelier earrings and sparkly heels.
These Kurt Cobain-inspired oval sunglasses are a great throwback to his classic rocker style, now available in a playful violet shade.
If you are unfamiliar with Fjallraven Kanken, it’s a popular Swedish backpack label. It’s known for its durability and stylish design. Take it with you on your morning commute, as a carry-on or during a road trip. It can even double as a backpack for any current moms or moms-to-be.
If you still don’t have a proper beanie to wear this season, this chic and simple ribbed version will do just the trick. At $9, it’s an unbeatable price, too.
A vibrant and comfy sweater to wear on lazy days when you just want to cozy up on the couch, light some candles and binge on Netflix.
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