3 Unexpected Takes on Color-Blocking
Despite a wink to the ’60s (YSL’s ’65 Mondrian shift dress) or a nod to the ’80s (hi, retro ski onesie), color-blocking is modern at its core. And there’s nothing more novel than extending the shelf life of wintry neutrals—camel, grey, burgundy—for a few more weeks (or longer) by introducing a vibrant pop of color. Not only will it bridge the seasons beautifully but the end result—cool/low-key, full-on graphic, or somewhere in-between—is eternally brilliant.
Moody body-con business up top, bright A-line party below—with organic leather accessories to give this edgy color combination sensible new legs.
LIZZIE MANDLER Bracelet
SOPHIE RATNER Necklace
LOREN STEWART necklace
JAMES PERSE Tank
G. LABEL Midi Cargo Skirt
x GOOP Handbag
K JACQUES Sandals
Ease into warmer days by working in one pastel at a time. Here, boyish wide legs and an oversize trench keep
mood-lifting green in the sophisticated zone. A dark bucket bag and gilded jewelry add dimension without overpowering.
G. LABEL Yun Knit Shell Top
SALLY LAPOINTE Pants
Moda Operandi, $990
BY FAR SHOES Sandals
POPPY + CAMEL
Muted desert tones—in a snuggly knit and sharp toggle detail—subdue a pair of statement slacks. Take the texture play further with a linen bag, chunky slides, and a metal ear cuff; this way, the coral skews more artful than preppy.