Sheer fabrics in lilacs and lavenders are the essence of elegance and femininity – and perfect for wedding season. Add a sense of whimsy to any outfit by pairing one statement sheer piece offset against a slim-fit skirt or trouser, or break up a full-length sheer outfit with a statement metallic belt.
For a modern edgier take on the lilac trend, metallic shades are a great choice – and the perfect option for a night out or evening outfit. Try out a metallic eye-shadow to add an extra dimension: dark grey for a slight grungy edge, or silver for a lighter, fresh feel.Karl Lagerfeld 02
We’re a huge fan of this light, breezy trend that embraces the natural florals of lilac and lavender. But it’s not just something you need to reserve for summer; heavier fabrics and full-length jumpsuits are a great way to transition this romantic trend into autumn.Larimar
A lavender and lilac palette works brilliantly on retro pieces – whether it’s a statement pinafore, patterned blouse, or high-waisted shorts. We love mixing and matching different shades to create a fun vintage look that stands out from the crowd.
Pastel shades don’t have to fade into the background. Show your bolder side by pairing deeper tones of lilac (which look great on angular tailored pieces) with pale citrus colours or contrasting pastel colours, such as mint green.Clove
Images: Rex. Top to bottom: Luisa Beccaria SS16, Carolina Herrera SS16, Luisa Beccaria SS16, Orla Kiely SS16, Jonathan Saunders SS16