|Let’s just call it wine shall we? From Chanel of course. The bag is nice don’t you think? Oh look(!) even the gloves are wine. Options, options, options. . .|
Actually, I should say: A conversation for grown-ups. In other words, us.
Frankly, entre nous, do we really care what the latest fashion color trends are? Beyond the fun that la mode can add to our lives, are the vast majority of us going to hit the stores specifically to find something in sangria/Burgundy/Beaujolais, that weird mustard yellow, or cypress (loden) beyond maybe an accessory just to prove we know the season’s it colors?
|Cypress or loden or fern or whatever. . .from Balmain.|
As I said, I may buy a scarf because I always buy a scarf or two every autumn and if one happens to incorporate the latest and the greatest colors, good for me. As for the shoes I purchased, I ordered them before I knew they were of the moment. Am I prescient or what?
The only reason I would buy something new that happened to be in a season’s “important” hue would be if I had one of those irresistible urges, that “oh, I know I will regret for-ev-er this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if I don’t act on it right-this-minute.” You know what I mean.
It’s been a while since I’ve had that frisson, but hope springs eternal.
|That gorgeous blue with some clunky boots from Chloe.|
When I was really participating in the fashion scene as a journalist and editor I admit I loved keeping up appearances, but for years now I just want to look polished and hopefully somewhat chic while at the same time feeling comfortable so I can forget about what I’m wearing.
|Essie offers us a budget conscious way to wear “aluminium” — Chanel and Dior have makeup and nail colors that cover the color spectrum for the season if you’re interested.|
Basically, I have a sort of every day uniform. It mostly consists of flat front gabardine trousers in either black or navy, sometimes interrupted by grey flannel again and always flat front; a cashmere sweater which may be V, turtleneck or crew neck, usually a scarf and ballerinas. At times I’ll wear a shirt under a sweater and a blazer if I’m going to town. Usually I wear creole earrings et voila, I feel like they “finish” the look, a little flourish.
So, what do you think? How do you approach the new seasons? I admit I still have that back-to-school mentality and like to buy something (s) every year. For now I’m still investigating.