Prince Inspired Fashion. My Outfit: A Tribute In Shades of Purple.

My Prince Inspired Fashion, a tribute outfit in shades of purple.

Prince Inspired Fashion & style


I’ve channeled my grief over the loss of Prince to create a shades of purple outfit today as a tribute. The news of Prince’s death really affected me. Since the sad news of his death, his greatest hits have been on a nonstop playlist in my head. Prince was the soundtrack of my teens. He was the inspiring, uniting voice of my generation.

I never meant to cause you any sorrowI never meant to cause you any painI only wanted to one time to see you laughingI only wanted to see youLaughing in the purple rain

And so, today I’m seeking to honor him through fashion. I’ve channeled my inner Prince to create an outfit that pays homage to his fearless, inspiring style.

Prince outfit revision 1

I’ve had this sheer purple shirtdress in my closet for several seasons and never knew how to wear it until now.  I finally figured out how to wear it after seeing photos of Prince from the early 80’s with shirts unbuttoned to the waist. So I’ve left the sheer, long shirt unbuttoned except for one button, a la Prince, and worn it over a black camisole and a pair of black skinny crop pants from Banana Republic.

Prince inspired fashion

A Prince inspired outfit wouldn’t be complete without some high heels! I’ve never seen a photo of Prince when he wasn’t wearing heels, so I wore my Sam Edelman sling backs in grey suede.

Prince inspired outfit

This studded bronze purse lent a little rocker bling to the outfit. I’ve pulled out a vintage cocktail ring from my jewelry collection. To pick up the grey in the shoes, I wore a long freshwater pearl necklace as a bracelet.

Prince inspired fashion

To top it off, I picked up nail color by Deborah Lippman, Call Me Irresponsible in a true Prince Purple Rain purple.

Prince inspired fashion

These super long silver earrings reminded me of the big earrings that I loved way back in the 80’s when I rocked out to Little Red Corvette.

I left my hair long and a bit undone, and went with a plum toned blush and lipstick. I even did a subtle cat eye since eyeliner was such an integral part to the Prince look.

Prince inspired fashion

I’m still so saddened that the world lost an artistic genius, boundary pusher and humanitarian. But channeling some Prince style seems a fitting tribute to him. Try your own Prince inspired fashion. Be bold. Wear something outside of your comfort zone. Be unapologetic and add a splash of purple as a tribute to this rule breaking artist.


Outfit Details:

Sheer Plum Long Shirt, Nordstrom, past season (similar selection).

Black Stretch Camisole, Nordstrom 

Ryan Black Slim Fit Pants, Banana Republic

Sam Edelman Dora Sling Back Heels, available in other colors at 6pm.


  1. says

    I think we are all in shock at the loss of Prince. It’s amazing how many people are in tears. He was a true artist. I love the color of the shirt dress especially against that amazing back drop. Lookin’ good!

  2. says

    Ah I love that long shirt a lot! Nice tribute. He was on the very first poster I put up in my room. (That one of him in the shower lol.)

  3. says

    Lovely post ! Will share with my Facebookees . Such a great artist , gone far too young . Heaven must sound amazing , so many great musicians have gone too soon . I love your outfit from top to toe ! Lovely combination of colours !

  4. says

    I was just so sad about Prince… and bewildered by how it may have happened. ‘When Doves Cry’ is one of my all time favourite songs. It’s surprising how hard it can hit us. I LOVE your purple outfit – just gorgeous! Linda. x

  5. says

    What a great outfit!
    My daughter is devistated. Her dog named after Prince died on the same date last year crazy. My husband and I watched Purple Rain yesterday and cried through the whole thing.

    • says

      We are all so sad, how unbelievable that your daughter’s dog died the same one year prior. We are all trying to wrap our minds around this still.

    • says

      And that is totally true! If you get too think your face pays the price. I can cover my other areas but you can’t easily hid your face! thanks for stopping by!

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