Lilac is having a moment—and these are the pieces to pick up
Lighten up this summer with some gorgeous lilac fashion and beauty picks.
Here comes (and hopefully stays—fingers crossed!) the sun. As the weather heats up, lighter colours have a way of entering our wardrobes as our layers drop away and our hemlines get a little shorter. This season, pastels are coming in hot, and before you write off the trend as old-fashioned, might we suggest wearing lilac? Shockingly this once-ultra-feminine shade is having a modern renaissance and is being worn in pretty ensembles as well as bold iterations.
Pantone (the leading colour trend forecaster) named UltraViolet (a shocking and saturated purple hue) as its 2018 Colour of the Year, so it comes as no surprise that a lighter tone of purple has become the colour of the warmer seasons. Taking note, designers like Michael Kors and Tom Ford, showcased lilac all over their S/S 2018 runways.
The lilac takeover doesn’t stop with fashion. It's also been championed in beauty, making appearances in eyeshadows, eyeliners, highlighters and lipsticks. Though you might not be interested in wearing the hue as a highlighter on your cheekbones, dabbling in the shade on your eyes (a great pick for green eyes) or lips (so pretty on darker skin tones) is easy enough to incorporate.
To keep you looking chic this summer, here are our top fashion and beauty picks (and all under $100!) to welcome you on board this trend train.
Dressing stylish to work can often be difficult. Not only extremely comfortable, palazzo pants have a way of instantly making you look sophisticated while also keeping you looking chic. An option in this stand-out hue will also make sure your outfit is anything but boring.High-Waist Palazzo Trousers, $70, mango.com/ca.
Striped fashion is often synonymous with white, red, black and navy, but move beyond the basic and try lilac stripes instead. Loose-fitting to accommodate hot summer days, but cinched at the waist to provide the flattering silhouette you crave, this midi dress is the perfect daywear dress doubling as a beach cover-up.
Deinze Fraise Dress, $95, 1861.ca.