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Color Combo to Try: Purple + Yellow


Color combo purple + yellow

If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our previous posts on combining Red + PinkMint + MustardPeach + GrayOrange + BlueFuchsia + TealOlive + Coral and Black + Orange.

Want to stand out in a sea of neutrals this season? Don’t be afraid to rock bold colors during the colder months of the year! For example, in this color combo post, we’ll be pairing sunny yellow with luxe purple to create some colorful and stylish looks. These two hues are complementary (i.e. across from each other on the color wheel) so they were pretty much made to be worn together.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this color combo? Simply scroll on down to check out four outfits featuring purple and yellow:

Outfit #1: Casual Cool

For this first outfit, we’re going to pair purple skinnies with a yellow button-up to create a stylish yet casual color-blocked look. Leopard print looks fantastic with both of these colors, so throw on a pair of leopard flats. Accessorize with a wraparound watch and a unique zig zag bracelet, then slip on some cat-eyed sunglasses to finish this look.

Purple + yellow outfit 1
Product Info: Top- ModCloth, Bracelet- ModCloth, Watch- Target, Sunglasses- Topshop, Jeans- Kohl’s, Shoes- American Eagle Outfitters

Outfit #2: Cute & Eclectic

Outerwear is a great way to add color to your wardrobe, so this next look centers around a double-breasted purple peacoat. Pair the coat with a long sleeved striped tee and a yellow corduroy skirt for a cute and comfy look. Next, add gray tights and riding boots to continue the casual vibe. A printed scarf adds interest, while stud earrings are a simple way to glam up the outfit.

Purple + yellow outfit 2
Product Info: Top- Wet Seal, Coat- Old Navy, Earrings- Nordstrom, Scarf- Topshop, Skirt- LOFT, Boots- Maurices, Tights- Zara

Outfit #3: Glamour Girl

Create a girly, yet low-key look by pairing a pretty purple dress with a mustard yellow cardigan. Opaque tights are a practical choice, while floral print ankle booties add a fashion-forward touch. Accessorize with a key-shaped necklace and purple gemstone ring.

Purple + yellow outfit
Product Info: Cardigan- Target, Dress- Urban Outfitters, Necklace- House of Harlow 1960, Shoes- Charlotte Russe, Ring- ASOS, Tights- J. Crew Factory

Outfit #4: Stylish & Comfy

Our final outfit is a comfortable and polished casual look for fall. Start by pairing a cozy purple sweater with your fave pair of bootcut jeans and some wedged ankle boots. Incorporate yellow into this look with a gorgeous bib statement necklace. For the finishing touch, paint your nails a chic grayish/purple shade.

Purple+yellow outfit 4
Product Info: Sweater- Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Jeans- H&M, Necklace- Anthropologie, Shoes- Forever 21, Nail Polish- Essie’s “Miss Fancy Pants”

What do you think?

Would you wear purple and yellow together? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear these colors together? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on November 18, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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23 Responses to “Color Combo to Try: Purple + Yellow”

  1. 1
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    The whole color scheme is very festive and seasonal, but I’m a huge fan of the second look. Definitely a favorite — something to go thrifting for!

  2. 2
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The hues you picked for purple and yellow are not to bright and seem rather neutral to me! In the winter, these hues look so great together. I try to not wear anything to bright in the winter and these look so cute. I really like the 2nd and 3rd outfits!
    Thanks for making sure to add winter accessories like coats, scarves, and warm socks!

  3. 3
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    These outfits look great, what a nice color combination! My favorite is the first outfit it’s bold with a hint of retro thanks to those cat eye sunglasses. Great post!

  4. 4
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I’m actually really excited about this color combo post because I always wear purple and yellow together! My trench coat is bright purple, which I usually pair with a mustard yellow bag :) These outfits are adorable though, and have given me a lot of inspiration!

  5. 5
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Glamour Girl was my fave! I never thought this color combo would look so simple yet chic :) Thanks! xx

  6. 6
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I like the second outfit.

  7. 7
    November 18th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Oh this is so awesome, these are my school colours! :D Go JMU! Purple and yellow (or gold, rather) always look great together and make for a fun colour combination!

  8. 8
    November 18th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Unfortunately I can only ever see purple and yellow together and think LSU :( So many color combos ruined for me by college football

  9. 9
    November 18th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    these were the colors of my high school’s rival, so I’m still against wearing them, haha

  10. 10
    November 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I love the Glamour Girl outfit! Those shoes are so fabulous! :D

  11. 11
    November 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Omg just love outfit 4 looks so comfy and at the same time classy:)

  12. 12
    November 18th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Lakers colors! I like.

  13. 13
    November 18th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    @Hannah: Haha I was just about to say that! That last outfit is perfect for going to a Laker game!

  14. 14
    November 18th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Uh..I actually can not get into this color combo. Although, the shoes in look #3 are rocking!

  15. 15
    November 18th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I love this color combination! I feel as though some people are skeptical to wear such different colors together like this. And while it is pretty bold, I love the idea of it. Thanks for posting, I’ll have to give it a try soon! -Katelyn

  16. 16
    November 19th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Been rocking these together for years- such a gorgeous combo! Geaux Tigers!!!

  17. 17
    November 19th, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I just dyed my hair bright fire red, so these will really make me pop!

  18. 18
    November 19th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Wear this color combo a lot! They’re my sorority colors!!! Yay D Phi E! :)

  19. 19
    November 19th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    perfect combo lakers colors! :-)

  20. 20
    November 19th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    These are my school colours! Well…gold and purple haha

  21. 21
    November 20th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Love these two colors together! Plan on trying out the combo as soon as I get some yellow clothes I ordered online!

  22. 22
    November 20th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Go vikings!

  23. 23
    November 21st, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Purple and gold/yellow reminds me of elementary, middle, and now high school. Cute outfits but I’m honestly done with purple and gold!

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