Purple Rain

By Kaylee Spahr

If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all this past week you would know that the projected underdog, Donald Trump, won the 2016 presidential election. Despite your political views, one positive fashion trend that came out of this election is the color purple. The trend started with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton, who both wore bold purple accents during Clinton’s concession speech. There are many theories behind her choice in color scheme, however the message I took from it was one of unity. When you break it down, purple is a mix of the usual Democratic blue and the Republican red. At a time when so many Americans are at odds with each other this is an important message.

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Many other celebrities have picked up on the trend as well. Not only does the color purple come with meaning, but it is also a great color for fall. Actress Priyanka Chopra walked the streets of NYC in a body hugging purple hued dress paired with over-the-knee boots and a bright purple lip. Even perhaps the biggest trendsetter in Hollywood right now, Kanye West, was spotted wearing a purple sweatshirt while at LAX. Michelle Obama also wore a deep purple dress during the traditional meeting between First Lady and First Lady elect, Melania Trump. Fashion with a positive message, what more could you ask for?!

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