By Bonny Osterhage
We heard through the grapevine (actually through InStyle Magazine) that grape is the color du jour! We aren’t talking about lighthearted lavenders or muddied merlots. This is a rich, true shade of purple that plays well with brown and black during the winter months. Not ones to squash a trend, we found so many eco friendly clothes and accessories in the regal hue that we wanted to pick the whole bunch! Chances are you will too.
Show off your shape in grape with this off-the-shoulder, tunic knit dress in Potent Purple. The Tencel blend has a slight touch of spandex to hug your curves. We like the addition of the wide brown belt (not included). $140 at www.ecoskincollections.com.
Clutches are still going strong and this limited edition version, made from recycled snake skin print leather, is ideal for adding a taste of the grape trend to your wardrobe. The cool, fold over style of this clutch works well for both day and evening. $210 at www.beklina.com.
Wrap yourself in softness with this cashmere sweater that combines a luxurious feel with a laid back, boyfriend style. So comfy, you may never take it off! $175 at www.whiteandwarren.com. (Click the sixth thumbnail from the left to see the sweater in Iris Purple.)
Grape sparkles in these beautiful purple jade earrings. The 14K gold fill dangly drops are made with recycled materials and have a lovely vintage appeal that can be dressed up or down. $121 at www.nimli.com. (Click the second thumbnail from the right in the first row to see the earrings in purple.)
A gorgeous addition to your wardrobe, this wool blend blazer is simple and stylish with notched lapels, a single button and three front pockets. Fully lined, it’s a nice alternative to basic black for work, and looks amazing with jeans on the weekend. ON SALE FOR $477 (normally $795) at www.farfetch.com.