Fear Not Color
Note how all the seats at my table are empty. Bliss! Just me, my coffee, and Elle. Sigh. I am that antisocial girl on the train. Yup, that's me. I'd say hello, but as I say, I'm antisocial.
Oh, and this.
Don't get those kinds of views on the N Train to Brooklyn. Not too shabby.
Anyway. Walking through the shops, getting my high street fix in Glasgow, it hit me like a wet handful of sand that the retail cycle has officially declared it time for spring and summer clothes. And our sensibilities follow, the witless lot that they are. I find myself thinking about maxi dresses, slouchy skirts, and flat sandals. It's 2 degrees Celsius outside. I should be looking at cashmere, or perhaps wood-burning stoves. I'm instead thinking about tunics to go over the bathing suit that I have yet to purchase.
But most notably, was the jolt of candy colour that smacked me in the face as I walked into high street fave New Look (they do affordable jeans in tall! 36 inch inseams! In Glasgow! Why am I yelling!?). I was greeted with an onslaught of colours that looked as if they had the Marc Jacobs - Vuitton - Spring 2012 wand waved over them.
|Photo courtesy Louis Vuitton - Spring 2012 Ad Campaign|
|Photo Courtesy NewLook.com|
So. Which new-season trend am I most up on right now?
Sport chic Baby!
|Photo Courtesy Akris (style.com)|
|Photo Courtesy Isabel Marant (style.com)|
I figured I would start small. I came away with this.
Courtesy H & M (www.hm.com)
LOVE the flouro yellow accent colour, the sheer panels, and the fact that it is constructed from a cotton-poly blend of yarn that has some structure to it. Looks cool over that sport bra in the photo. Will look cool under a blazer or layered over skinnies. It took me a minute of feeling it up to decide that I liked the hand. Almost feels like recycled plastic bottles. But in spite of that, or perhaps because of it, It came home with me. In a size smaller than I think I wear, no less. So there it is, ladies and gentlemen. My newest high-street addition to what will hopefully be an increasingly sport chic spring and summer wardrobe choice. shield your eyes, and Fear Not Color.