For the Office. To avoid looking to matchy-matchy when you wear the same hue, incorporating different textures. This look blends a simple cardigan with a lace tee for a bit of something extra. If you prefer to mix in a different color, try this grape-colored cardigan from Halogen for a bit of contrast.
I chose this navy skirt from Boden because I like the wider waistband. This ensemble would also look great with navy a-line skirt. You could also mix in a grey skirt instead. Plus-size? This Jones New York pencil is a great skirt.
These dark purple earrings complement the pale purple separates. I added the grey satchel and pumps to keep with the neutral palette. Need a cheaper bag? Try this $37 flap satchel from The Limited.
For Dinner. If you want to mix in color but aren’t a fan of pastels, I recommend blending in a jewel tone. It’s a great way to wear fall colors like emerald, burgundy, and teal into the spring season. This skirt is a bit pricey, but this ASOS skirt in green is much more affordable. Plus-size? Try these burgundy trousers from Worthington.
I love cuff bracelets, and this one gives you a bold look without looking heavy. I also like this under-$25 geometric cuff from Athena Traders.
The purple clutch give you a contrasting color that pulls the look together. I also love these basic sandals in a mid-heel height. They’re the kind of versatile shoe that you can wear to all your spring/summer events. These Forever21 sandals are an affordable alternative.
For the hair, I would put it in a braided or twisted updo. For the makeup, I like a purple smokey eye. Sephora’s blueberry muffin eyeshadow.