Julia Roberts stated in the movie Steel Magnolias with her perfect southern accent, “Pink is my signature color.” I could not agree with her more. However, I do have a secret passion for all things purple as well. Lucky for me (and you) purple will be a commanding color this fall. There’s been a spectrum of haute hues spotted on the runways: Bold eggplant, juicy berries, popsickle purple, soft lilac, gorgeous grape, and blue-violet, to name a few. Like pink, one thing purple says is I like being a girl. Following are just a few of my favorite purple picks for the upcoming season.



Versace Draped Blouse, front and back view, $1,195, Neiman Marcus


Badgley Mischka, Fall 08


Watercolor Dot-print top, $69, Banana Republic


Hampton’s Leather Carryall, $348, Coach


Magical Bustier, $69, House of Dereon


Dior Cutout Wedge Sandal, $925, Neiman Marcus

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