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Macaroon mood of violets and pinks

After a life-long aversion of pale violet , a colour I always associated with Milka Chocolate wrappers and pale and un-interesting bridesmaid dresses, I recently bit my tongue when I discovered that it can become an interesting base colour for summer.

Violet tank top from H&M, Tailored white shorts from Zara, Coral platform sandals from Jimmy Choo

Worn with a highly contrasting shade of coral pink and a layered tribal necklace infused with modern shades of bright pinks and neons by Assad Mounsser , violet turned out to be a tamer base colour against these highly-charged shades.
Tribal multi-layered golden chain necklace by Assad Mounsser available at Net-A-Porter

The second interesting way to wear violet is tone-on-tone with a different shade of Magenta YSL shoes and a candy-pink box shoulder-bag from Topshop. The overall effect, although modern in its approach is highly reminiscent of a Macaroon line-up at La Duree.

The big lesson here is to never say never, especially when it comes to fashion…

YSL Magenta suede Tribute sandals, White Baxter Jeans from TopShop, Pink box shoulder bag from TopShop.
All styling and photos by Style Under Fire. Model: Iliana Orietta
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