The Lowdown: While we love red for the holidays (and every other season) it’s so very expected — so we’re going for the exact opposite (for our purposes here, we’re going to ask that you set aside the debate over whether red and purple are actually opposites, and bear with us). We know we don’t have to sell anyone on purple because it’s been the go-to bold hue in women’s fashion for fall for at least a couple year’s running. But don’t think that just because fall has segued into winter that you have to put the purple down.
Instead, add something really standout to that standard holiday dress with a pair of plum-hued pumps, platforms, booties — whatever suits your personal style. Still not sure? Do a little visualization with us — close your eyes (er, after you’ve read this) and imagine yourself in a chic black sheath dress, a crystal cuff bracelet and a pair of satin purple ruffled pumps. We know, right? Now check out these tasty purple pairs from Endless.com for under $100 each — except that last one, but we just couldn’t resist.