Recession Chic

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Black is Black, but Purple is Pronounced January 2, 2009

Filed under: Purple — karakrautter @ 2:54 PM
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At the beginning of each year, or fashion season, there’s always talk about the new ‘it’ color. Pink and green have had their turn as the ‘new black,’ but there are some that are claiming that black is the new black this year.

I disagree. Black and other muted tones are filling the runways and pages of Vogue. It’s very recession (but a bit too depression) friendly and a nice throw back to classic staples. So, yes, make sure you have some great classic wardrobe pieces in black, gray, brown, taupe, etc. But, find an accent color that speaks to your inner chic and will keep you from looking like a bag lady (read Olsen Twin) during the recession.

As no surprise to anyone that knows me, I’ve selected purple. This fall, purple made a nice comeback from it’s infancy as a slightly electric magenta in the 80’s and over-saturated violet during the hay-day of jewel tones. Over the past several months, eggplants and plums inspired a distinct, yet muted accent to any outfit. And, during these days of fiscal conservatism, it’s nice to have something that makes us feel regal.

Throughout the year, I’ll post pretty purple things that inspire me. If you run across anything that fits the bill, please share. Enjoy!

Purple HeelsMy Crown Vintage heels from DSW.

Purple Accent WallMy kitchen walls in Behr Wine Frost.

Purple HandbagMy Christopher Kon plum leather handbag and Crate and Barrel accent pillow.

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One Response to “Black is Black, but Purple is Pronounced”

  1. Jillian Says:

    I love your blog! And its not blocked by the firewall at work, so double bonus there.
    I am also a big fan of this fall’s deep purple – I’m not sure what the spring color palette will be but I’m not done with purple yet so I’m hanging onto it for a while longer.


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