I’ve started doing a monthlong vintage challenge on Instagram (#thevintagefashionchallenge) that consists of a series of prompts to share a bit about one’s vintage collection and inspiration. Today’s prompt is favorite color, so I thought I’d share this outfit on instagram and here on the blog.

Purple 40s suit paired with chartreuse and hot pink

I tend to say that my favorite color is all of them, but if pressed, I have a particular fondness for green, especially the really terrible shades. Purple is another longtime favorite, and I’ve recently become rather fond of aggressive raspberry pink.

When I started my new job, one of the things I decided to treat myself to a few pairs of Remix shoes, which have been on my wishlist for ages. Naturally, I went straight for the “avocado” color, a nice 40s chartreuse that I’d be hard-pressed to find from another brand.

Purple 40s suit paired with chartreuse and hot pink

I’ve also been itching to wear this 1940s suit in its entirety, but of course the skirt that actually went with the jacket did not fit (ah, hips…) but I had such success with my blue suit that I figured I’d try to find a more modern skirt to match. This one is not quite as good, but I think it’s good enough for now.

Purple felt 1940s tilt hat topped with a swirl of raspberry pink ostrich feathers, paired with a purple shirt and chartreuse blouse

Royal purple 1940s suit with decorative pockets paired with chartreuse blouse and accessories

Purple 40s suit paired with chartreuse and hot pink

Remix Picasso wedges in avocado, a  chartreuse yellow-green shade

Purple 40s suit paired with chartreuse and hot pink

  • 1940s purple felt and pink ostrich tilt hat: Etsy
  • Frog brooch: Erstwilder
  • Chartreuse earrings: Thrifted
  • Purple 1940s suit jacket: Etsy
  • 80s or 90s pleated skirt: Savers
  • Chartreuse collared blouse: New York and Company
  • Reproduction 1940s wedges: Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso in Avocado