here's an interesting topic...
We all think of Fall colors as brown, green, orange...but what about Purple?
I was flipping through the Sherry Tweed book the other day and saw a great houndstooth tweed consisting of rich chocolate brown, emerald green, and aubergine...too bold or is it acceptable?
There was also a very nice swatch of mottled Aubergine in a new Drapers book. Seems to me it would be pretty rakish in the evenings with a pair of dark grey flannel trousers and roll neck sweater.
Lots of Scottish tweed has highlights of purple, but there's always lots of other stuff in there.
A mostly purple item, like a tie perhaps, is a different thing. I like purple ties with gray suits, especially charcoal. In that context I don't think of it as seasonal.