It is nice to know I was covered color-wise last year even though I didn’t realize it at the time. Life is after all, always all about timing.
Once again, I applied my seasonal shopping principle to these colors. In other words, I went to my closet to see what I already own. This is what I discovered: I am currently in possession of Equipment silk shirts in Cognac, bright cobalt, aluminium, misted yellow and mauve mist. As you can surmise by this admission, there was a period when I was obsessed with Equipment shirts. (I also have one in navy, ecru, pale pink, camel, red plaid and black — it’s embarrassing. For several years they were MRFLIF’s go-to gift idea, sanctioned and chosen by me.)
|The other birthday present I gave Andrea this year.|
I have always called cypress, loden although perhaps cypress is a slightly deeper tone, but I don’t think anyone is going to quibble over nuances of green. As for loden I have that covered as well with a pantsuit and a terrific jacket with velvet collar and cuffs. Sangria I would tend to call Bordeaux or last year’s Beaujolais. In that case, no shopping necessary. I’ll just call what I own “sangria.” As I mentioned on Wednesday, whatever any of the experts wish to refer to as bright cobalt I like to think of it as French blue, which is one of my favorite colors. Oh yes, I wouldn’t dream of calling mustard “misted yellow.”
Aluminium is a nice moniker for grey and aurora red for brick(?)
|An “aurora red” (brick?) cashmere scarf at Gilt.|
Now, the question remains: What do I need? The answer: Nothing. Will this stop me from shopping? Probably not. I’m thinking I’ll start out slowly with a scarf. I’ll keep you au courant.
Next week I’ll do a little series on what we might like to consider adding to our closets in the shades suggested by the experts.
|Another pair of wine ballerinas, again from Gilt (click below).|
You asked me where I found my Bordeaux/Beaujolais/(now)sangria ballerinas. They were on markdown on one of my favorite sites, Gilt. They are French Sole and are unbelievably comfortable. In fact, you’ll find many of the season’s hot colors at reduced prices there. The only problem may be finding your size.