Because, despite my ambitions to the contrary, summer is not always all about ice-cool pastels and muted palettes. Sometimes, as the mercury rises, we need to match the hot weather with some equally hot colors.
I’ve always been scared of adding color to my minimalist wardrobe, as it seems that that would be a way to quickly own a closet full of clothes that don’t coordinate with each other. On the other hand, we’ve seen time and time again over the last 18 months or so that the color-blocking trend is a.) not going away anytime soon, and b.) not necessarily about matching. In fact, many seem to go for a deliberate clash (Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli, anyone?).
The way I feel about bright colors, on a personal level, is that the fashion world will have to pry my navy cashmere sweaters out of my cold hands. However, I made a recent concession to all of the other colors of the rainbow by purchasing these:
The insanely comfortable J. Crew Lucca suede sandal, bought at a ridiculously low price in a final sale store event. They don’t look remarkable from the side, but from the front they give you an amazing, slender ankle. I paired these a few days ago with slim-fit dark denim and a dark neutral top, and it was just the amount of pop color that I could handle.
And on that note, having finally caved to the the neon color trend, that means that it must be officially over within the next 24 hours.