Lilac fashion essentials that will be essential whatever the season

Lilac fashion essentials that will be essential whatever the season

Jolie in purple (Photo: Getty/John Lewis/H&M/Nasty Gal/NA-KD)

We are currently in this strange intermediate period where it no longer feels like summer but where it is still very hot.

This is a period that calls for a transitional dressing; pieces that can be layered, styled and accessorized according to the changing whims of the weather.

Finding a balance between functional and fashionable isn’t always easy, but punchy colors and shapes can add intrigue to even the most practical outfits.

Lilac is the shade of choice right now, spotted on everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Justin Bieber, on Rihanna and on catwalks around the world. And it’s a great way to elevate your bases.

“Lilac offers a new direction today,” writes Grace Cook in a post about the resurgence of purple hues for FT. ‘He who “speaks of tranquility and peace. . . and is escapist and otherworldly.

Featured in recent collections from fashion houses like Issey Miyake and Giorgio Armani, as well as high-end retailers like Cos, it’s the color to be seen.

And what could be better than with wardrobe basics in the soothing shade of wisteria.

Faux Leather Biker Jacket

Lilac fashion essentials that will be wardrobe staples throughout the seasons https://thelookedit.com/products/faux-leather-biker-jackets?variant=39655260913814

A biker jacket in a fun color is a great way to add some fun to your look (Picture: The Look Edit)

Shop for £62.99 (was £84.99) at The Look Edit.

Cotton: on the dad shirt

Cotton: on the dad shirt

Layer it under a pinafore or wear it as a light jacket on chilly evenings (Photo: Asos)

Shop for £24.99 at Asos.

Edit d’Anne-Marie cropped bouclé blazer

Lilac fashion essentials that will be wardrobe staples throughout the seasons

It’s giving Chanel, minus the designer price tag (Photo: New Look)

Shop for £39.99 at New Look.

Little Mistress by Vogue Williams gingham maxi dress

Little Mistress by Vogue Williams gingham maxi dress

Perfect for pub trips and wedding season depending on your style (Photo: John Lewis)

Shop for £78 at John Lewis.

Soft Rigid Wide Leg Jeans

Soft Rigid Wide Leg Jeans

A pair of wide leg jeans are still in place (Picture: NA-KD)

Shop for £27.97 (was £55.95) at NA-KD.

Pima cotton jersey top

Lilac fashion essentials that will be wardrobe staples through the seasons https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.1029736005.html

Long-sleeved tops are ideal for layering (Photo: H&M)

Shop for £17.99 at H&M.

High-waisted satin strappy midi skirt

High-waisted satin strappy midi skirt

This wrap skirt is flirty and fun, and will suit all body types (Photo: Nasty Gal)

Buy for £28 (was £35) at Nasty Gal.

Relaxed pure cashmere collar sweater

Relaxed pure cashmere collar sweater

In pure cashmere, it is soft as a cloud (Photo: M&S)

Shop for £89 at M&S.

High waisted fitted shorts

High waisted fitted shorts

Safari-style shorts are so trendy right now (Picture: Nasty Gal)

Shop for £20 at Monki.

Flared suit pants

Lilac fashion essentials that will be wardrobe staples throughout the seasons

Elevate your work outfits with a touch of pastel (Photo: & Other Stories)

Shop for £48 (was £95) at & Other Stories.

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