Purple Reign

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I have a long-running love affair with purple. When my mom allowed me to pick all new bedding for my college dorm room, I ended up sleeping in a mishmash of violets, lavenders and magentas, which was far from the tranquil setting I had imagined. What I didn't realize at the time was that this regal color begs to be left untarnished and should be the sole focus of attention. Christina Applegate, Heidi Klum, and America Ferrera got it right when they recently walked separate red carpets in these show-stopping numbers. Though the onset of cool weather is still months away, I cannot wait to incorporate this mysterious color into my Fall wardrobe for a bit of added spice.

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Forever 21's

Tie-Dye Scarf

is such a wonderful throwback to the 60's with a gradual darkening that ends in a fringed eggplant hue. I would throw this over a plain white top with caramel-colored boots.

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This dress, whose inspiration comes from floral arrangements, appeals to my inner Princess. The elaborate sleeves on Tony Cohen's

Flutter Sleeve Dress

would be tempered nicely with opaque black tights and heels.

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These vintage

Pirate Boots

are exactly what I've been looking for to transitional all of my floral dresses into Fall. I love how they slouch just the right amount, yet still maintain their shape thanks to their shaft made of leather.