Dressed for: Purple Blues

Already Pretty outfit featuring watercolor print scarf, grey boatneck, purple Theory skirt, gray Falke tights, purple suede Aerosoles pumps, hematite stud bracelet

Scarf – BeckSöndergaard via Jessica Rose
Top – Old Navy  – bought mine last year but this looks almost identical
Skirt – Theory via eBaysimilar
Tights – courtesy Falke (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Aerosoles (no longer available) – similar color
Bracelet – Diesel (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Ashley Spatula

Do you see blues? Purples? I swore that scarf was a mess of gorgeous blues, but when I pulled out some navy and cobalt items to assemble this outfit both shades looked completely wrong. This skirt and pair of shoes look blue to me most of the time, but more on the purple side of blue and they definitely bring out the purples in that printed scarf. I do realize that blues and purples are closely related and that there are blue-purples and purple-blues. But something about confusing my colors just plain irritates me.

Do you have trouble telling reds from oranges? Blues from purples? Tell me I’m not alone!


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6 Responses to “Dressed for: Purple Blues”

  1. Sarah

    I see blue but I argue with my mother about blue & purple all the time. No other close colours, only blue and purple.

  2. Dianne

    I have two little jackets, one in a fine wool and one in a plush cord, that I swear, in my house, with my incandescent lights, look golden brown, but when I wear them to the office, with the florescent lights, they are positively green! Difficult to match/coordinate accessories like scarves & jewellery.

  3. Ruth

    It looks like your shoes are blue-violet and the darker patches in the scarf have a greyed purple-indigo tone to them. Which is why they’d skew and why people can disagree about what color they are. Blue-violet is one of my favorite colors, having both warm and cool in it. Red-orange, another favorite, is also like that. Some people call the lighter version of that coral or salmon (pinkish-light orange).

    The wonderful thing I think about both of these colors is that they’re pretty universal and can skew one way or another depending on the neighboring colors (as you demonstrated). I love grey with both. I wish I could find a true blue-violet eyeliner to offset my yellow-orange brown eyes. Sadly they usually skew too dark or too red (the violet).

    Love color wheel stuff!!! 😀

  4. SDC

    My daughter and I disagree over the color of pieces all the time..and I was just blaming it on her being a teenager…lol. Glad to know I am not the only one who sees colors a little differently.

    Either way, I actually really like this combination!