I happened to see several nice lilac pieces at J.Crew and it inspired me to make a roundup of items in the colour. Lilac and lavender are quite similar and I tend to use them interchangeably. Both are a pastel shade of purple. Some shades are more blue, and others more pink. Some lilacs are washed out and light, and some are mid-toned and saturated. 

I like lilac matched with faded blue denim, all shades of white, light grey and mint green. It’s also quite nice with citron, or with toffee and white.