31.3.10

sorbet flavour of the day: tangerine



The secret to wearing sorbet colours, I feel, is getting the proportion right, and not being too cute. It works best as an accent, as Richard, shown here at a wonderful exhibit on Indian photography at the Whitechapel Gallery, did to great success. Just a bit of sorbet trim, on a grey cardigan.



I like blocks of colour and especially, clean, casual, simple lines. I love this peachy tangerine top with creamy beige jeans (I do make exceptions: the other day I wore periwinkle trousers with a lime green knit top, but again, both were really clean lines: fitted Audrey Hepburn type stretchy ankle length trousers I had had made years ago, and the top was boat neck with 3/4 sleeves). If you're gonna go all Lolita, girls, I'd make sure some of the colours are neutral.

Think of sorbet colours as literally the icing on the cake: you want to balance it out with something a bit mashed potato, a bit bland. Yuk, that's a terrible analogy, but you get my drift.



Last in the trilogy: one of the two pair of Kate Kanzier shoes I got way back a few weeks ago (you must have seen Jen's posts by now, mine is coming soon, promise!) 30 quid. And it goes with everything!

4 comments:

Mat said...

those shoes are great, id love a pair of brogues in a non-regular colour. i do have some dusty pink ones but theyre not very me right now

Pearl Westwood said...

I have to admit I hated any shade of orange until I got my furry orange gilet, now I have a grand affection for it!

Susan said...

I love those oxfords!
xoxo

Anna said...

I was wondering as those Kate Kanzier shoes are made of faux leather if that makes the shoe look cheap (I hope you know what I mean).
I really like them and would like to order them, but I'm not sure as I prefer shoes made of real leather :-)

thanks for your answer!
love you blog!
Anna