We’ll always remember Tyra Banks’ sage advice from a serendipitous episode of America’s Next Top Model, imploring us to wear a white tank top and jeans for an off-duty look that was as timeless as it was simple. While her words still bear some truth, let’s face it, it’s 2018 and we’re looking to wear something that reflects these sentiments. As we try to think outside the box, we arrive at the inevitable, the mixing of color into our wardrobes in ways that Sies Marjan’s Sander Lak would approve of – with purpose, grace and sensibility.
Okay so you’ve got a million colored sweaters and they’re kind of painful to wear just as is? No problem. Opt for something tailored, a blazer perhaps, or if that’s too much, what about a denim jacket? We’re thinking Acne studios. This is a fool-proof way to add a pop of color without having it be too “look at me.” But on the other hand, in the truest sense of the word, if you want your colors to pop, keep the rest of your ensemble monochromatic.
If you’re thinking Tyra was right after all, opt to change up the game with your accessories. Statement earrings are an easy and glamourous option, but that might push you down another rabbit hole altogether; careful where you bling, babe. Whether it’s bags, bling or your boots (sneaks acceptable) invest in pieces that have got some personality so that way when you’re feeling off your A-game, you won’t look it.
Color can still be casual? Wait, what? Yep, try it out for yourself, but in the right fabrics and textures. A satiny grey-blue maxi perhaps? A silky yellow, long sleeve dress with cut-outs? We’re channeling Eckhaus Latta here ladies. The right texture can elevate color, making it chic and sincere. Maybe also try some ribbed knit dresses? Mesh for the club? Cheers!