When I look at my wardrobe I realize that I am color challenged. In my house I have pale yellow walls and red accessories abound. I adore a chinese red side table and if something can be slipcovered in a floral chintz, I won’t hold back. But my clothing and accessories are all neutrals. I always feel that color is too overwhelming on me and screams “look at my red dress!”. A friend wore a red Halston dress to a coming out party and sure enough no one could take their eyes off of her. It didn’t help that she was this tall gorgeous brunette…
Being short and blonde I have stuck, almost militantly, to a wardrobe of white, tan, camel, dark brown, grey, black and a little navy. Neutrals are important this spring. As I talked about before, the stores are full of brown sandals and every earth tone imaginable. Instead of being delighted, I am disappointed in my limited palette and have decided to challenge myself to buy and, more importantly, wear a few colorful pieces.
After I wrote the post on Belgian Shoes I called the store to see what they had in my size. The woman rattled off the color combos available and to my surprise, I opted for a pair in pink with white trim. This is the first step in my self imposed challenge. I also promise to pull out and wear my collection of gorgeous Hermes scarves. Every year Eileen Ford gave me a scarf as a thank you for judging the Super Model of the Year contest for the Ford Model Agency. I would tuck them away thinking that one day I would turn them into pillows and many have gone to my mother and sister. But this spring I am going dig them out and wear them proudly!
The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan
Milou roll-neck wool-blend sweater
Erith leather midi skirt
Suede over-the-knee boots
Contrast-trim shearling jacket
Perry patent leather pumps
Nate aviator-style tortoiseshell sunglasses
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Silk-satin midi skirt
Anita cotton-blend velvet top
Cantwell double-breasted cashmere coat