Lilac Love: How to Wear Spring’s New “It” Color

Sorry, pink—it’s time to move over and make way for spring’s new “it” color: lilac! This lovely shade debuted during NYFW last September, and as a purple fanatic, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Lilac is such a gorgeous hue for spring, and it complements most skin tones. It’s a suitable color for day or evening, and unlike most things, with lilac more is actually better! If you are looking for a new tone to rock this spring, freshen up your wardrobe with lilac, the prettiest shade of purple.

How to Wear Lilac for Spring

Lilac Seven for all Mankind jeans for spring

Trade in your blue jeans for some lilac ones, and you will be right on trend. This easy swap is a chic way to stylishly update your casual wardrobe this season. Lilac looks amazing with neutral tones like white, gray, and beige. Plus, you can pair it with other fun colors: yellow, orange, or even hot pink, like in my Marc Jacobs multi-color handbag. To keep your look contemporary, I recommend sticking with solids instead of prints.


Bardot lace dress for spring

Looking for something to wear for Mother’s Day, to an upcoming wedding, or on a date night? Be stylish and wear a lilac cocktail dress. Lace is also trending this spring, and combined with this lovely hue of purple, you will look nothing less than fabulous. The dress color already makes a statement on its own, so keep your accessories and jewelry simple.

Suit Up with Lilac for spring

Some colors are meant to be worn head to toe, and I think lilac is one of them. Be bold this spring with one of the season’s hottest trends: the pantsuit. Don’t let a little color intimidate you from turning heads! Try a lilac suit at your next sophisticated soirée, and you won’t regret it. Add some shiny silver shoes or jewelry, and you will look like you stepped right off the runway.

Stay fabulous,



Looking for hot styles in lilac? Shop some of my favorites of the season!

How will you be wearing lilac this spring? Share in the comments!

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  1. 4.15.18
    Jandrew said:

    Sherita you fabulous in lilac . What a great selection of items . I’m a first time visitor to this blog and I love it?. I’m that rare beast a man who writes a fashion blog for women. I’m always looking for collaborations and fashion friendships. Visit me and check out my latest post on LILAC .
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    • 4.16.18

      Hey there Jandrew,

      Thanks for visiting my site! So glad you enjoyed my lilac content, and I checked out yours as well. Happy to be your “blog” friend!