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These are the 3 ways to lean into lilacs this season

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Vogue Runway

Certain shades tend to take centre stage every so often, this time, lilac steps into the limelight as our most coveted colour of the season

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While our everyday ensembles are still far removed from short shorts and summer shades, some spring colours ways don’t have to remain a faraway fantasy. Looking to the autumn/winter 2021 runways, we see the fashion set make a solid case for lilac as the new shade du jour. With the potential for becoming the new millennial pink, the cold undertones of this colourway make the pale purple the perfect addition to our cold-weather wardrobes.

Trust that Vogue Scandinavia knows just the right way to inject some mood-boosting colours in your winter wear. Below, we’ve gathered the three ways to style the shade now.

Stine Goya AW21. Photo: Copenhagen Fashion Week

Loewe AW21. Photo: Vogue Runway

Patou AW21. Photo: Vogue Runway

The contrasting colour

Looking at the colour wheel, purples and oranges are like apples and pears. But, as we all know, opposites attract, and when these shades are combined, sartorial magic happens. We only have to look at Stine Goya's perfectly paired lilac leather gloves worn with a marigold midi dress to find proof of the matter. Yet if orange isn't your cup of tea, Loewe and Patou show that any citrus shade will do – pairing lemon yellow with their takes on the lilac trend.


The contrasting colour

Printed silk-blend dress

Emilio Pucci

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Intarsia-knit turtleneck sweater

Loewe

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Aubrie Dress

Stine Goya

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Patterned top

H&M

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Morissey high-rise crêpe satin pants

Joseph

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Ami patent leather pumps

Amina Muaddi

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Stand Studio AW21. Photo: Copenhagen Fashion Week

Marine Serre AW21. Photo: Marine Serre

Stand Studio AW21. Photo: Copenhagen Fashion Week

The basic base

While pairing a bright pop of colour with a neutral is so universal that it can hardly be called a styling tip, it's still worth mentioning. To really elevate this kind of ensemble, attention to texture is key. At Stand Studio, fuzzy coats and vests were worn with buttery leathers while Marine Serre proposed high shine lilacs with matte neoprene for an athletic take on the trend.


The basic base

Maria faux-fur single-breasted coat

Stand Studio

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Cut-Out Rib Jumper

Arket

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Straight leg leather trouser

Cos

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Ribbed-knit midi dress

Self-portrait

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Leather taupe boots

Flattered

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Cable-knit wool-blend scarf

Acne Studios

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Givenchy AW21. Photo: Vogue Runway

Jil Sander AW21. Photo: Vogue Runway

Salvatore Ferragamo AW21. Photo: Vogue Runway

The top-to-toe

Opting for one coloured outfits in anything besides neutrals can be incredibly daunting, but the eye-catching effect they induce is well worth wearing a single shade from top-to-toe. Follow in the footsteps of international powerhouses' takes on purple: Givenchy's high-shine maxi dress, Jil Sanders glove and coat combination, and Salvatore Ferragamo's singular statuesque column silhouette all pave the way for our very own monochromatic moments.


The top-to-toe

Voluminous Cotton Shirt

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Cable-knit wool-blend sweater vest

Acne Studio

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Yoko corduroy trousers

Monki

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Tie-fastening mid-length shirtdress

MSGM

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Leather knee-high boots

Liu Jo

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Hourglass small textured-leather tote

Balenciaga

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