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Behind the Design: Posh Purple Pebble

Put some pop in your step with one of this fall's hottest seasonal prints: Posh Purple Pebble. But the bright new hue and sleek, pebbled texture aren’t the only reasons we love this print. Wearing it also shows your commitment to supporting victims of domestic abuse.

Why we love it

Purple represents power and luxury. Blend red's strength with blue's stability and add a dash of mystery – that's Posh Purple Pebble. It pops against neutral tones like grays and browns, or it can serve as the neutral colour you need when you pair it with fun prints and patterns. Because we’ve tapped Posh Purple Pebble for accessories as well as a wallet, tote and crossbody bag, you can decide just how much purple you want to add to your lifestyle.

Purple also symbolizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (recognized in October in the U.S. and November in Canada), making autumn the perfect time to add this shade to your wardrobe.

Customers in Canada have yet another way to show their support for survivors of domestic violence this November. Any Canadian Thirty-One Gifts order in November can be rounded up to the nearest dollar to aid Women's Shelters Canada (WSC) through Gives Round Up! The WSC organization of shelters and transition houses help women and children who are victims of domestic violence, and Thirty-One is a proud promoter of purple to represent our commitment not only to WSC, but to all women who are seeking such support. (Read more about WSC and its program helping women in every province and territory.)

The story behind Posh Purple Pebble

Our designers started seeing this purple hue at high-end retailers, and it kept popping up during a departmental trip to San Francisco as well. The colour appeared not only on apparel and athleisure brands, but also on high-end bags.

It's a forward-thinking colour, but it works, says Somer Weber, a senior designer at Thirty-One. According to Somer, it's Thirty-One's first true purple in our popular pebbled finish. Other purples were more of a plum or fuchsia colour.

“This colour is much brighter and cleaner than the purples we have done in the past,” Somer says.

We have also gotten feedback that Posh Purple Pebble is a great colour match for many schools and professional sports teams. So go ahead – show your spirit with a personalized Café Crossbody or Rubie Mini!

How to wear it

There's no wrong way to wear Posh Purple Pebble, Somer says. “I think what's so great about it is that you can truly express your personality by wearing this bright, fun colour by either dressing it up or down.”

So make it work for you! Make a statement with an Around Town Tote in Posh Purple Pebble, or add a dash of colour with an All About the Benjamins.

Posh Purple Pebble is versatile enough to take to the gym or pair with your favourite little black dress for date night. We love how the purple pops against a flowing mustard shirt topped with a neutral gray cardigan. Add a pair of distressed jeans and your favourite ankle boots, and you have a put-together look that's perfect for fall.

Make your Posh Purple Pebble personalization pop with either classic white or your favourite colour (hot pink, anyone?) – or go monochromatic with our new dark purple thread.

Find out how you can add Posh Purple Pebble to your autumn look by shopping Thirty-One Gifts’ new seasonal colours!