March 25th, 2021
Vogue Paris

Color (In) Theory

These two images from April Vogue Paris make me happy — the colorful florals are gorgeous and uplifting. So, why don’t I wear them? Because I’m Color Challenge(d), which I wrote 11 years ago, almost to the day. And looking at a recent wardrobe post, I realize that I haven’t changed at all. I have one red floral, Marc Jacobs dress circa 2011 that is my go-to when I have a yen for a little pizzazz. But, I know I can do better and am rechallenging myself to add some color to my neutrals-only closet.

Top: Photography by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and Styling by Aleksandra Woroniecka  Bottom: Photography by Inez & Vinoodh and Styling by Emmanuelle Alt 

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What's New

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

TÔTEME

Wool-crepe strapless top

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

THE ROW

Garcon suede loafers

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

  • I can really relate Preston, black white cream & tan. My splash of colour is navy;)
    Time to change it up..

    SusanMarch 25th, 2021  8:11 AM

     
  • Same Preston. Same Susan ( and I was pretty proud of my self for the navy infusion). Denim is a colour right? I wish you all the luck as I linger here behind the black/grey/white/tan bastion.

    SueMMarch 25th, 2021  9:46 AM

     
  • Preston- Nothing makes me happier than liberty of London . J. Crew is doing some great collaborations with their beautiful fabrics. I just bought a beautiful Shirt dress and ruffle collar button down. You cannot go wrong. Especially the price! I love going on line to liberty of London as well. You. Just have to pay attention to British sizing.

    HeleneMarch 25th, 2021  11:00 AM

     
  • The only thing colorful in my life are my salads. Color challenged and proud!

    KarinaMarch 25th, 2021  12:32 PM

     
  • I love colour! You may like the female owned British brand Pink City Prints. Great cotton dresses, shirts and skirts.

    MMSMarch 25th, 2021  1:54 PM

     
  • Preston, I stick with black, navy and charcoal gray. Then I throw in pops of red in the summer…with red stripes in my Saint James Breton shirts…and a red handbag. The only time I wear florals is when we are in Hawaii! Love, Pamela

    Pamela TaftMarch 25th, 2021  2:45 PM

     
  • Hi Preston,

    That top photo is just glorious! Do you know who makes the dress pictured?

    Many thanks,

    Anita.

    AnitaMarch 26th, 2021  8:05 PM

     
  • It’s Prada

    PrestonMarch 27th, 2021  5:38 AM

     
  • I used to wear more color…and prints. The older I get, the more I have scaled back to neutrals and solid fabrics. I may venture out occasionally to navy or pale pink (treated like a neutral). Thankfully, for my stepson’s wedding in May (the party…they married last August) the mothers are to wear navy. Very pleased about that!

    SharonApril 3rd, 2021  9:44 AM

     

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