One of the simplest ways to update a wardrobe is with accessories.
And this year's crop of bags gives you plenty of purple options.
Everything from an Apt. 9 berry-colored leather hobo at Kohl's ( 58) to the Cole Haan G Series croc-print bag ( 445) in deep plum, www.colehaan.com.
And as a testament to its easy-to-wear rep, purple always has been a key color in makeup, especially for fall-winter palettes.
The Wild Orchids collection of eye shadows from Revlon includes four shades of lavender and plum. L'Oreal's Colour Juice Stick in Plum Crazy delivers a burst of berry color to lips.
For nails, go bold with the deep, dark Always Ascher color from Sally Hansen or try the more delicate, dusty The Grape Lakes from OPI.