Falling into Lilac

Style Theory: It is all about pastels this Spring/Summer and a hint of lilac makes any outfit look sublime.
This sudden love for lilac has taken me by surprise, I, in general, am not a fan of the purple hue but this Spring it is working for me. The lilac clothing and accessories adorning the high street shops at the moment are subtle bluey/pinky tones and look delicious with beiges, pinks and navy. It is definitely a colour I have embraced and here is how the Streetstylers are wearing it:
Pair lilac with navy for a chic look.
Purple lilac looks great on blondes
The muted colours on this outfit are bodly contrasted with a mustard and wine bag..it shouldn't work..but does.  
Lilac contrasted with a wine coloured bag and fabulous mirrored sunglasses.
Lilac and silver looks stunning.
Spring in a beautiful outfit
Do lilac subtly with lilac rimmed glasses

Lilac and camel..stunning
Diane Kruger pairing lilac and white for stylish simplicity.
Images above via Pinterest

Lilac is a calm, feminine colour and can be worked into your wardrobe in separates or wear it subtly with some stunning lilac accessories and jewellery. Here are the best on the High Street:

& Other Stories Leather Jacket £245

Hush Lilac Linen V Neck Jumper £49.50
A beautiful soft linen jumper, would look great paired with distressed, pale blue boyfriend jeans and white superga's for the summer. 

Topshop Lilac Bobble Jumper £75
I have this jumper and love it, it is super cosy, quite thick and warm so not a summer purchase but perfect for the colder nights. I love it paired with pale blue jeans and a camel coat/trenchcoat.
Asos Lilac Sweatshirt £18

& Other Stories Leather Skirt £145
This skirt would look fabulous paired with a navy blouse and navy, long, fluid trench coat and nude heels.
& Other Stories Midi Skirt £95
Anthropologie Megumi Ochre Thistle Contrast Heels £158

Katie Rowland Carmilla Collection rings from £95
This is a striking range of sugary coloured, semi precious stones beautifully set against 18ct gold vermeil. The rings make for a statement look or you could pile up the smaller stacking rings in beautiful coloured stones for subtle but colourful look. The range encapsulates this Spring/Summer pastel colour trend, I have my eye on the cross ring.
John Lewis Radley Johnston Bag £143.20 (on price match)

John Lewis Becksondergaard Peach/Grey £69
These scarves are slightly on the expensive side but are so worth it, they are large and sit well,  made from a luxurious silk and wool mix that makes them warm but light.
John Lewis Becksondergaard Supersize Nova Star Scarf £69
Rayban Translucent Original Wayfarers £130
There is my round up of the best lilac on the high street, I understand it is not everyone's colour and no doubt colour guru, Donna, from I Won't Wear Sludge Brown would be able to tell what kind of colouring lilac would suit. I am a fan and will be investing in few more pieces for this season.

I have been so impressed by M&S shoes at the moment and I bought a fab pair of snakeskin slipper style shoes, very comfortable and will look lovely with black and blue skinny jeans. This is my outfit for running around after the kids, going to swimming clubs etc etc...
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Topshop Baxter
Shoes: M&S
Trench: Topshop 
Leather Shoes: M&S £45

I am off for my Mothers Day treat, a talk by Pheobe Philo (Celine) hosted by Vogue, then a couple of glasses of champagne and supper at the Oxo tower..lovely, I am quite excited, off to get ready now..late as usual! I will report back...

Wishing all you Mummys out there a very very Happy Mothers Day, I hope you get well and truly spoilt..you deserve it xxx

Till next time Frances x


  1. Lilac hmmmmm! I love the colour on other people ie. you! You look fab in the lilac jumper Francis. I can't do lilac - my skin tone is too warm and it washes me out. That said I wouldn't be adverse to lilac below the waist. Love your new shoes x

    1. Good idea Donna, to wear below the waist if not a great colour near the face..it suits cool toned skin right? x

  2. Lilac. Didn't think it could work for me and never considered it until now but even I'm tempted by that lilac/ camel combo. Great post as always.

    1. Thanks so much Judith, it was the lilac and camel that made me try it! x

  3. Well I would have been tempted by the Hush jumper but I managed to get myself the Zara one again in lilac so I'm a happy bunny. Little things like the cut of the v made all the difference for me and it was the most perfect shade of soft lilac as well.

    Love your new M&S snakeskin slippers. I've just got some from the Kooples which are languishing in my wardrobe. Waiting their outing.

    1. Yey, you got the Zara jumper again, the colour so suits you, you and Camille over the Rainbow were my lilac inspiration! x Looking forward to seeing your Kooples shoes x

  4. I don't think I own ANYTHING lilac ... off to rectify that!
    New look blog looks amazing

  5. I'm a bit unsure of Lilac as it is my 75 year old mother in laws favourite colour and is always wearing her lilac coat although the images here could make me change my mind! Those M&S shoes look so much better in real life! Happy Mothers Day x

    1. Ha, I know I had reservations too, it is my Great Aunt Chrissie's favourite colour and she is in her late 80s. However, I now am a convert and see my Great Aunt was wayyyy ahead of the fashion ;-) x

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    1. thanks so much and they are super comfy too! x

  7. Oh the lilac and camel ......divine!! Loving the other stories Lilac and camel shoes and I spotted your M&S snakeskin slippers myself nearly purchased them, fab outfit with them. xx

    1. Thanks, those shoes are grogeous and the snakeskin ones are super comfy, I would recommend! I love your strappy sandals they look fab on x

  8. I always hated lilac, but u many have convinced me otherwise. Some stunning pics here, it looks lovely teamed with camel. Gorgeous shoes too!

    1. Thanks Trea, me too never a fan till this season, I am very fickle especially when it comes to fashion! x

  9. I too have always felt it wasn't for me, but seeing these pics has shown it in a new light......I really loved it with the camel. Time to change!! xx

    1. Lilac is definitely working this Spring for some reason..absolutely looks great with camel..kind of gives it a slight edge x

  10. Purple is my favourite colour - so much so that I was on a purple buying ban for the longest time as it was the colour I always gravitated towards! So the lilac trend is one I can embrace without needing to buy anything, hurrah!

  11. You look amazing in lilac Frances, I've never tried it but I am shopping tomorrow so I will hunt some lilac down to try it out against me! I love the long pleated maxi skirt....that I think I could get away paired with another colour! Great inspiration xx

  12. I adore my TopShop jumper that I stole from you - I normally play it safe with black and grey with sweaters - so glad I took the plunge with some lilac! xx

  13. Totally love the lilac with the camel, its stunning together isn't it?! xx