Pretty in plum: How to rock it from top to toe

Plum, that elegant shade of purple with a deeper, richer twist, is one of this season’s must-have hues. Not sure how to wear it? We’re sharing 16 fabulous ways to work plum into your winter look.


Lace dress

lace dress

Create a flirty but feminine look with a pretty A-line sleeveless dress in on trend plum. Pair the lacy frock with black tights, a denim jacket or cardigan and lace-up booties for a look that’s perfect for the season. (ModCloth, $55)


Jersey T-shirt

jersey tshirt

Wear this ultra-comfy scoop neck jersey tee with leggings or skinny jeans and knee-high boots for a casual but chic weekend look. The rich plum hue adds elegance to an otherwise laid-back design. (ZOE, $50)


Nail color

nail color

Shopping around for a new nail color? When it comes to your next manicure, we say pick plum. We’re in love with Formula X for Sephora in smoky plum. The sophisticated shade is perfect for cooler weather and works for both day and evening. (Sephora, $13)


Wrap scarf

wrap scarf

Stay warm and cozy in style this winter with a chunky wrap scarf in our new favorite shade for the season. The soft open-knit scarf would pair well with outerwear in black, gray or even green. (Shopbop, $75)


Printed flats

printed flats

If you need to add to your collection of flats, we suggest snapping up a pair of these eye-catching animal print pointed toe flats in plum. They’d look equally good with a pencil skirt and blouse as they would with jeans and a sweater. (GAP, $50)


Lip color

lip color

Paint your pout in one of this season’s go-to hues. We’re partial to Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick in plum because it hydrates, offers SPF 15 and gives lips a rich, lasting color. (, $20)


Mini leather tote

mini leather tote

If you love the classic look of a tote but don’t need to be carrying something quite so big, downsize with a mini version of the timeless carry-all. We love this Rebecca Minkoff mini leather tote in plum for days you don’t want to be weighed down. (Nordstrom, $195)


Moto-inspired jacket

moto inspired jacket

Give your look some edge with the help of a cute, cropped moto-inspired jacket made to look like it’s made from leather — but it’s not. Pair the plum jacket with anything from your favorite denim to a shift dress and heels. (Nordstrom, $108)


Eye color

eye color

Give your eyes a pop of gorgeous color this winter with Bare Escentuals plum eye color. The creamy texture ensures a smooth finish and also allows you to blend and build depending on the look you want to achieve. (BareEscentuals, $14)




Keep hands toasty and add a punch of pretty plum to your outerwear look with a pair of elegant leather gloves with eye-catching button detail at the top. Check the store locator to find the closest store to you. (TJ Maxx, $40)




Sometimes lipstick just feels like too much, especially on relaxed weekend days. But if you still want some color and sheen, go for the gloss. This season choose one in plum like ULTA Brilliant Color Lip Gloss in sugar plum. (Ulta, $8)




Depending on the color of your winter coat, plum accessories can really create a stylish look. We’re partial to this Cheap Monday cotton hat with a fold-over ribbed hem. It’s cute, cozy and you’ll be glad you have it on a cold winter day. (ZOE, $30)




You might think sunglasses are only for summer but you’d be wrong. It’s important to protect your eyes all year long and you might as well do it in style. Say no to squinting with the help of these flat top shades in pretty plum with metal detail. (Topshop, $32)




Work plum into any outfit that revolves around a dress or skirt by slipping on a pair of semi-opaque plum tights. We’re especially fond of this pair thanks to the extra padding in the toe and heel for added comfort when you’re wearing boots. (Zappos, $32)


Skinny jeans

skinny jeans

High waist plum skinny jeans can be easily dressed up or down depending on where you’re going. Add a sparkly tank top and pumps for a night out, or pair with an oversized scoop neck sweater and riding boots for a more casual cold weather look. (Charlotte Russe, $33)


Ruched ribbon top

ruched top

Plum is a versatile hue and we love how this ruched T-shirt with ribbon detail down the front would look great with anything — from white ankle pants in summer, to dark skinny jeans and boots in the winter. (Anthropologie, $42)

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