Those who love earthy shades can rejoice, for this season is all about rich mustards and rustic ambers. The trick here is to ground naturalistic hues in neutral base layers and only incorporate other colors moderately so that they can really ‘pop’. Take a Tuscan-sunset-colored top (pictured) by Parisian label Gauchère, for instance. Pair it with pale yellow tailored pants by Tibi – and some subdued beige sandals with minimalist straps by Emme Parsons – to allow it to take center stage.
When it comes to handbags, butter-soft leather in rich cinnamon or deep caramel hues will further accentuate this plush palette. As for the finer details, gold and earthy tones go hand in hand. But if you’re feeling experimental, consider a pair of sky-blue sapphire earrings by Suzanne Kalan, which are minimal enough for everyday wear but special enough for occasion wear too. Unlike of-the-moment neons and pastels, these are the kinds of colors that never go out of style (which is why they are a big hit with interior designers, too). So, for anyone who relies heavily on black, they are an easy entryway to subtly embrace a little color this summer and beyond.
Musing on forever pieces, PORTER fashion features writer Megan Logue has fallen for this Rejina Pyo blazer. Perfectly cut but but with quirky, mismatched buttons, it is timeless but with a fashion-forward edge. “Like many people, I saw lockdown as the perfect excuse to finally clear out my closet. The process made me realize that the pieces that serve me best are timeless staples I can wear in a myriad of ways – reaffirming my belief that, when it comes to shopping, buying less but buying better is the best approach. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect blazer for a while now, and this oversized style by London-based designer Rejina Pyo ticks all the boxes. I’ll make the most of my investment by styling it with everything from blue denim and summer dresses to luxe track pants. This might be a recent purchase, but I can tell it’s going to become one of the most-worn pieces in my wardrobe.”
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