April 22nd, 2015
On My Mind

A Slip Of Color

Vogue This story, from the May issue of Vogue, illustrates two sartorial bugaboos that’ve been on my mind—color and volume. In a nutshell, I’m tired of my neutrals-only wardrobe and, super-sized pieces.  However, I’m a huge layering  fan and these slip dresses worn over pants and tops keeps them from looking ‘borrowed from the 90’s’.

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Iliana Harkness bucket hobo


Wool and cashmere cardigan


Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide


Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses


Reversible leather and fur coat


Linda 45 leather pumps


Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket


Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest


Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse


Wool-gabardine coat


Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress

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  • I’m not a big fan of slip dresses, but I agree these layered looks are fresh, modern and very wearable.

    Lauren@StyleseerApril 22nd, 2015  8:59 AM

  • Really cute!

    AprilApril 22nd, 2015  9:17 AM

  • Is Sasha wearing the Celine pumps?

    StephanieApril 22nd, 2015  9:43 AM

  • Not sure about the slip dress, but as you know I adore the shoes – I have mine on today!

    MaryBApril 22nd, 2015  11:13 AM

  • Preston, Question: I know you take many of your own pics and selfie’s but when it comes to editorials, does vogue.com supply these and you credit them?Just wondering how it works these days cause I am using style icons from the web and it does not usually give credit to a photographer but just another blog usually.

    MarcyApril 22nd, 2015  12:37 PM

  • Love the editorial btw !!

    MarcyApril 22nd, 2015  12:40 PM

  • Love this look. I couldn’t wear the slip dress alone but last summer was shocked at how much wear I got from different kinds of layering. Highly recommend trial and error with this, don’t be afraid.

    SueMApril 22nd, 2015  12:49 PM

  • I love the second photograph – everything in it. Does indigo blue count as “more color?”

    KathyApril 22nd, 2015  6:16 PM


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