Looking to give your style a softer edge? Not sure how to match up the lavender hue? I’ve got you covered! Lavender is for sure a very interesting color and it definitely pays out to learn how to incorporate it into our wardrobes and how to accessorize with it to create fashionable looks. Read on to find out everything on how to wear lavender and how to match your shoes, bags, and other accessories to a lavender outfit for a more polished and complete look.
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THE LAVENDER BODYCON MIDI DRESS
Lilac, purple, or lavender… There is something about this color that I just can’t get enough of it, especially around this time of the year. After searching my favorite e-shops for pieces in the lavender color I’ve found the perfect spring lavender dress that encapsulates all of lavender’s spring accent and elegance in its own minimal way. This midi bodycon lavender knit dress features a feminine silhouette, long sleeves, cut-out details, and a lightweight feel. This dress I found at Revolve stole my heart from the very first moment. I love the cut-out waist with the button closures, it adds a very interesting effect to the otherwise minimal line.
THE BUTTERFLY METALLIC SHOES
Is anyone else in the mood for butterfly shoes out there around this time of year? I am having currently a crush on these sparkly silver butterfly strappy sandals… The metallic trend is still holding strong at the moment and I also can’t wait to wear those butterflies with my jeans… Blue jeans, black skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, they will all look exceptional with these girly butterfly shoes. I also imagine them with a pair of tailored cropped black pants. Read on to the end of this post to find a selection of other trendy metallic shoes & accessories.
HOW TO WEAR LAVENDER – THE LAVENDER TREND HANDBOOK
Spring 2023 is sure to be a season of vibrancy and renewal for all of us -women- and one of the most fashionable colors to wear to embrace the season is lavender. From mesh turtlenecks and midi skirts to leather accents and embroidered mesh, lavender is a hue that will add an air of femininity and lightness to any outfit. Lavender is the perfect way to make a statement this spring.
What Colors Go with Lavender?
If you adore feminine looks, then there is no better combination than delicate lavender with romantic pink. Another timeless color combination of lavender is blue. You can add more depth if you add other hues like white, yellow, or green. Orange and lavender are likely to make you stand out of the crowd. Finally, for a contemporary and edgy appearance, try combining lavender and black as I did (you will find the photos below).
How to Wear Lavender to Be Ahead of the Trend in Spring 2023?
Lavender is a fantastic hue for spring since it gives any ensemble a feeling of freshness and a hint of romanticism. We anticipate having breathable, cozy clothing to pair with our spring outfit in 2023. A fitted, mid-length, lightweight knit dress is the ideal way to create a beautiful, ethereal style without overheating or freezing. Choose dresses with feminine details, such as padded shoulders and a light feel. Alternatively, opt for a dress with sheer or embroidered details, or with some leather accents.
Below you will find the 8 most fashionable and contemporary outfit ideas on how to wear lavender in 2023.
1. Lavender Gown & Wedding Guest Dress
Lavender dresses deserve a whole chapter in the lavender handbook since they are a statement on their own. A gown dress in lavender gives off a feeling of confidence and poise that is sure to be envied by those who witness them. Sitting confidently at the center of the fashion world, these fashionable pieces command attention.
As invitations to wedding events start to roll in this season wearing a lavender wedding guest gown is a great way to stand out at a wedding while still looking elegant and chic. Lavender is a soft color that flatters all skin tones and gives off a feminine and timeless look. It can be paired with simple jewelry and neutral accessories to keep the focus on the dress. For a more glamorous look, try pairing the dress with statement jewelry and eye-catching accessories.
Here are a few of the most stunning gowns and wedding guest dresses in hues of lavender:
2. Lavender & Satin
There is something about this particular shade that makes it look exceptionally good in satin. The combination of the soft, luxurious feel of satin and the muted, calming hue of lavender create a stunning visual. The light tones of lavender reflect the light, creating an eye-catching effect that can make any outfit look more sophisticated and glamorous. The muted shade of lavender also adds depth and dimension to satin fabric, giving it a luxurious sheen that will ensure you look and feel your best.
3. Lavender Cardigan & Sweater
A lavender cardigan or sweater is a lovely way to give your outfit a feminine and romantic touch. Many satin slip dresses look very pretty when complemented with a cardigan. Here are also a couple of lavender cardigans & sweaters with a pretty cut.
4. How to Wear a Lavender Midi Bodycon Dress
Midi knit bodycon dresses are an absolute favorite. Whether you’re looking for an outfit for a special occasion or just want to look your best for a day out with friends, a midi knit bodycon dress is just the piece to rock it and add a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. I lived the whole winter in thicker chunkier versions of knit dresses and now this lightweight ribbed version with the bodycon cut is the easiest to wear in spring. In addition, it is so easy to dress a fitted midi dress up or down. No matter what shoes you wear, sneakers, ankle boots, knee-high boots, heeled sandals, or flats, this dress looks absurdly good. I already linked above the dress I am wearing in the photos, and here are some more I appreciate:
You can pair the dress with a statement belt and accessorize with silver jewelry and strappy sandals. Add a bit of color to the outfit with a bright scarf or a printed handbag. If you want to keep the look more subdued and sophisticated, opt for neutral tones like black or cream. You can also add a light cardigan, a denim jacket, a black blazer, or a neutral-tone leather/suede jacket over the outfit if you need an extra layer.
I chose to pair my dress with a blazer. I just love how an oversize drop-shoulder blazer looks unintentionally relaxed over this dress, just the right amount of ‘dressed up’ without looking too serious.
5. How to Wear a Lavender Graphic T-shirt
For a more casual yet stylish look, try a lavender graphic T-shirt or a tie-dye T-shirt. Graphic T-shirts are fun, and versatile, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For a casual, everyday look, pair your graphic T-shirt with jeans and sneakers. For a dressier look, try pairing your graphic T-shirt with a skirt and boots or pumps. To dress it up even further, try layering a graphic T-shirt with a blazer or cardigan for a stylish, polished look. The blazer complements the look bringing it all together. You can also wear the lavender T-shirt with a white/beige denim or suede jacket.
6. The Lavender Statement Top
Sometimes only one piece on our look is enough to make a statement, these are the so-called statement pieces. So if you want a really fashion-forward look, choose to add only one statement top in lavender color to your look. Keep the bottom a bit more quiet, tailored, or casual, depending on the situation, for example, a plain pencil skirt, a pair of wide-leg high-waisted or tailored trousers, or even jeans.
7. The Lavender Satin Cami
An excellent choice for an evening out is camis and we already mentioned how good this color looks when satin. Wearing a satin cami is a great way to add a bit of glamour to your look. Satin is a lightweight material that is perfect for warmer weather and it gives a luxurious feel to any outfit. Satin camisoles can be worn on their own to show off your arms and shoulders or layered with other items for a more ambitious look. For example, a satin cami can be paired with a blazer and trousers for a formal look or with jeans and a denim jacket for a more casual ‘mix & match’ vibe.
8. How to Wear a Lavender Suit & Separates
Wearing a lavender head-to-toe outfit is a great way to make a bold, stylish statement. A lavender ensemble will give you a sophisticated and feminine vibe, while still being modern and on-trend. It’s also the perfect way to showcase your unique sense of style, as it’s a color that isn’t too over-the-top or flashy. The all-lavender look can be accessorized with other colors to give it a more unique and individualized look. Moreover, you can wear the lavender suit top and bottom separately in so many different ways. Try to combine the lavender blazer with a pair of black leather shorts, with a leather mini skirt, or with a pair of jeans. On the other hand, the suit bottom will look perfect with cropped tops, sweaters, and cardigans.
How to Accessorize a Lavender Outfit?
Accessorizing a lavender outfit can be a fun and creative way to create stylish looks.
1. Consider adding accessories in neutral colors like tan, cream, grey, or white for a classic and timeless look.
2. Alternately, try brighter accessories in hues like yellow, pink, or green for a more daring appearance.
3. Choose accessories that will enhance the lavender’s tone. Compliment a light lavender color with accessories in stronger hues to contrast the delicate tone. On the other hand, if you’re wearing a dark lavender tone, choose a more neutral hue for your accessories to keep your look balanced.
4. Finish your look with some jewelry. Try a delicate necklace, a bracelet, or a pair of earrings. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with bolder jewelry pieces that will stand out against the lavender backdrop.
What Bag to Combine with a Lavender (Midi) Dress for a Trendy 2023 Look?
1. To create a trendy 2023 fashionable look you can choose a beige or cream-colored tote bag in a slouchy style. Although still useful enough to hold your daily essentials, this bag will exude a laid-back, elegant air.
2. Add some color with a vibrant yellow or pink crossbody bag.
3. For a more classic touch, a small, structured black clutch would be a great option.
4. Alternatively, a structured brown shoulder bag would make a great statement piece and provide a touch of sophistication.
5. If you’re looking for something a bit more daring, a bright blue bag would be a great choice.
6. I chose to pair it with a mirror-effect silver handbag to embrace once more the metallic trend of this year.
Here is a selection of metallic accessories I saved on my Revolve favorites list: 🙂
Also, greetings from the new family member… Our french bulldog.