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THT-What Color to Wear with Lilac?


Hi friends,

Boy, May is moving along quickly and with the start of summer around the bend, I am sharing a print you think of as summertime, that is gingham. It is a lilac color, so what to pair it with?


Lilac certainly blends easily with many skin tones, and in this gingham pattern adds a fresh take on the color. I have several blouses in this shade, and one of my favorite colors to pair it with is olive. ( or really any green) A Kelly green would work as well, as lilac is soft and the Kelly green more bold, but not overwhelming.

I think of Spring and all of the beautiful flowers, often times when pairing greens. Mother Nature knows what she’s doing does she not?

If my Lilac Dahlias make it ( I think Aphids are chewing on my leaves) the beauty of the two colors together is just stunning. Since gingham is one of thos summer patterns, and most often in red, blue and black, you could certainly mix it up here.

Last year I bought some linen pants from J Crew factory, with an elasticized waist, and thinner pant leg, I rather liked the casual vibe. They are a bit lighter than the ones I am wearing here and forgot about. They are an XS in the Lou and Grey line. The only thing I can recommend, even if you also wear an XS in Loft, is to be happy with the length. I might have gone with a small and a bit slouchier, just to have the length. Hey, retailers, there are those of us that are tall too.

Enough about that. I bought these slide sandals in lilac last year at Target, and they are cushioned enough that I am quite happy with them. The Zara bag finishes the look, with a bit of a play on a picnic basket, just a tiny bit smaller.

What Other Colors Go with Lilac or Lavendar

BLues and whites, reds and pinks, and as mentioned greens go very well with lilac. If you are unsure, start of small. I love neckscarves and feel a bit “fancy” when I wear them. I think it is funny to get complimented at the grocery store! Perhaps it is because we have become a beyond casual nation where I see more leggings and tee shirts than anything. ( Not that there something wrong with that if that is your thing or if you come from the gym). i do like to take a lesson from the Italians, when we visited Italy, and that is unless you are going to the gym, or are in your house, lounge/gym wear/pajamas should remain there. Don’t get me started on seeing pjs out and about!

So after that tangent, there  are many colors that go well with lilac. I think a striking mix is a burnt orange or bright orange, a lovely contrast.

My Outfit

I had bought this lilac gingham top from Ann Taylor, via Poshmark and specifically bought this silk scarf with the purple and green leaves to  accent this look and really bring the color out.

The linen pants are old from LOFT, but linen is very popular and usually in the stores this time of year in time for Summer.I found these here for under $25.  My braided lilac slip ons were a Target find. If you are looking to shop secondhand, I would try Poshmark and Ebay, as I have been shopping there lately.

The circle rattan bag is from Zara a few years ago and will wear it with casual looks throughout the summer. Here is a similar option. 

What color would you wear lilac with ? 



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  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:13h, 31 May Reply

    I love those pants and the cute gingham top!

    Emma xxx

  • Kinga
    Posted at 03:58h, 29 May Reply

    I love lilac shade 😀

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 23:17h, 21 May Reply

    Such a pretty spring look, and I think those pants fit you really well!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Marsha Banks
    Posted at 22:54h, 21 May Reply

    Lilac is such a versatile color. I love that scarf you picked up just for this top! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the link up!

  • mireille
    Posted at 15:00h, 21 May Reply

    I like olive denim and white with lilac. I even did yellow once with it and it was a really nice happy combo!

  • Gail
    Posted at 14:43h, 21 May Reply

    Lilac is one of my favorites! I love it with green, darker purple and white. Love the top! x

  • Di
    Posted at 10:10h, 21 May Reply

    I love the lilac gingham top on you! Lilac and similar purple shades are frequently overlooked, but go with so many colors and look good on almost everyone.. Your little white wicker bag is so darling. I’m a big fan of scarves too, and like to dress up an outfit with one-yours is a beautiful color combination. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a good week!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 07:38h, 21 May Reply

    It’s hard to see the color lilac in the photos, especially the first and second to last one, but I love the look. The sandals look so cute.

  • Jill
    Posted at 06:35h, 21 May Reply

    Your top is darling and I love your scarf! This is such a pretty color combo!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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