January 2nd, 2016
In The Wall Street Journal

Fashion Resolution: Rainbow

There are two articles in The Wall Street Journal today that dovetail nicely. In one, Meenal Mistry lists her 5 Fashion Resolutions for 2016 + a story on rainbow stripes = my own resolution to add more color to my wardrobe.

This is not the first time that I’ve challenged myself to go outside the neutral zone, but hopefully, this attempt will be successful.

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PIPPA SMALL

18-karat gold turquoise ring

EVE DENIM

Kalia denim jacket

VETEMENTS

Lighter-heel leather mules

KHAITE

Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat

J. CREW

Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop

CHLOÉ

Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat

CHLOÉ

Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule

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Pleated checked wool midi skirt

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked wool blazer

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

High-rise straight-leg jeans

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Blanche leather ankle boots

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Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

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  • As I have matured, and allowed myself less sun exposure, I’ve noticed I look better in a pure color than I do in most neutrals. However, the rainbow thing reminds me of Marcia Brady, Sesame Street and Saturday morning cartoons. I do not think it is for me, even ironically.

    Tori MordecaiJanuary 2nd, 2016  8:42 PM

     
  • Living in NYC with a wardrobe full of neutrals, this sweater sings to me and reminds me of my 70s childhood. I will definitely be adding rainbow stripes to my wardrobe. Thanks for the new year inspiration!

    YNYJanuary 2nd, 2016  9:14 PM

     
  • I never wear color but this jumper (if I can get my hands on it), a vintage pair of flares and Gucci loafers is where I’m headed.

    RTGJanuary 3rd, 2016  6:39 AM

     
  • Best way of adding colour is through accessories. Few chunky non expensive necklaces or colourful scarves or if you want to try stripes try it as gloves.
    Other than that I like you stick to a neutral pallet.

    CelesteJanuary 3rd, 2016  8:26 AM

     
  • I am always trying to add color to my wardrobe and it is a challenge! Happy New Year Preston! xxridgely

    Ridgely's RadarJanuary 3rd, 2016  8:40 AM

     
  • Who can’t appreciate the straight forward nod to the 70s. I’d pair this look with with the GG belt, gold hoop earrings and white or light blue denim.

    KWJanuary 3rd, 2016  9:38 AM

     
  • Since my only fashion resolution was no impulse buying, I’ll have to think about this one…..

    KathyJanuary 3rd, 2016  10:00 AM

     
  • This sweater does remind me of the sweaters that I wore as a teen in the 70s. It’s been interesting to watch this 70s revival play out in real time. I never thought that designers would find concepts to salvage from that era, but here we are!
    I’ve seen inklings of an 80s revival and I’ll tip my cap to the designer that can make “Hammer Pants” a thing. On second thought, maybe Jonathan Anderson has already done that!

    SharonJanuary 3rd, 2016  3:25 PM

     
  • That’s funny, I’m just writing a piece on Style Resolutions for the Guardian & I’ve just been thinking about colour. Love the Gucci sweater – I have a Sonia Rykiel striped cashmere sweater that I’ve been wearing again recently (and also an old Gap knit that’s not to dissimilar to the Gucci one)

    That's Not My AgeJanuary 3rd, 2016  3:37 PM

     
  • I often wish that I’d bought that Gap sweater!!

    PrestonJanuary 3rd, 2016  5:27 PM

     

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