Purple | 2018 Colour of the Year

2018 Colour Purple Jumper

2018 colour of the year is purple. You heard it here first.

I actually didn’t plan to do this post about purple but I found this most incredible lilac coat from Laura Ashley and I just couldn’t resist going all out. Two major trends emerged at LFW this year for me on the street, because we all know thats where the real trends are. Colour blocking and purple. So I thought to myself, why not combine the two?

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2018 Colour of the Year

Every year there’s a colour that stands out head and shoulders above the rest and this year, 2018 colour of the year is purple. Periwinkle to be exact but to be honest, I’m loving it all, especially when mixed together as a sort of clash  like I’ve done here, pretty well if I do say so myself. I know we still have the pink and red of last year hanging around but to be honest I don’t think they’re going anywhere, pink will always be a favourite and red is a primary colour . . say no more. They’ve earn’t places in our hearts and are long term colour lovers, purple? She’s the new kid on the block.

So when I said I went all out I went all all out, like, actually kind of wishing I wore this outfit to one of the days at LFW. There’s something about a colour blocked look that makes everything look polished. Have you ever heard of the cheerleader effect? When a group of girls look smoking hot but individually not so much? The squad leader of this ultraviolet group? The coat of course. Then there’s the sunglasses, a necessity for any LFW appropriate look.

I’m picturing this coat now with a jumper dress and over the knee boots and in a couple of months leisurely draped over my shoulders with a slogan white t shirt, jeans and mules. I’m actually eyeing up these Prada ones right now but I feel like they’re pretty extravagant, but then again do I need them? Help me decide please!


Everything is super true to size except for the jumper which the only had big sizes off and quite frankly I always go up a couple of sizes anyway so that’s fine with me. The coat I went for a size 10 in which was perfect and I’m usually an 8/10. It’s actually now reduced to £73 for £130 so you timed it just right. Plus, it’s just started to snow outside so I think a new winter coat is totally justified.

*Purple Laura Ashley Coat : Here
Jumper : Here
Trousers : Here
*Shoes : Here
*Bag : Here
Affordable Alternative To Bag : Here
Laura Ashley Sunglasses : Here

*All items marked with an asterix were kindly gifted to me

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  1. 2nd March 2018 / 9:35 am

    I am absolutely obsessed with lilac this season, such a nice fresh spring colour and I definitely need to get something in this colour into my wardrobe asap!

    • Sinead
      4th April 2018 / 9:37 pm

      How amazing is the colour!?

  2. Around Colours
    2nd March 2018 / 11:08 am

    I love winter coats and that one is no exception. It looks so chic and feminine, the colour makes it even more beautiful. And it looks really good paired with those trousers, not only in colour but also in style and shape.

    • Sinead
      4th April 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Ah thanks so much babe! It’s super cute isn’t it!?

    • Sinead
      4th April 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks hun! So happy you liked it!

  3. Ellie | PetiteElliee
    2nd March 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I have been LOVING the purple trrend this year!!

    Ellie xx

    • Sinead
      4th April 2018 / 9:35 pm

      It’s so cool isnt it!?

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