Full Spectrum

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

Step into a veritable rainbow of ensemble options this season.

 

Uuapologetically bright with an apparent nod to pop art, graphics and advertising themes, Raf Simons’ Spring 2014 collection is undoubtedly the inspiration for our current love of color. So, what was it about the label’s offerings that had us ready to finally conquer color after endless seasons of color-blocking overload? Perhaps it was the collection’s joie de vivre (Simons fearlessly played with both proportion and silhouette), or maybe it was the tongue-in-cheek advertising taglines (“artificially flavored,” “this is the new shape”). But, if pressed, we’d have to say that it all comes down to the hues—the contrast of dark neutrals adds an intensely high-fashion sophistication to an otherwise punchy palette.

 

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Periwinkle Punch

It’s time to rethink standard blue and embrace tones that are truly worthy of attention. We love a punch of periwinkle, especially when paired with a pop of coral.

URBANEARS HEADPHONES, DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH, J SHOES, MOODS OF NORWAY BUTTONDOWN, CREWNECK SWEATER and SUIT available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

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Green Machine

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Undergarments

Show your fun side with showstopping inner layers and let the outside pieces take care of business.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY BLAZER, SHADES OF GREY BUTTONDOWN, BALDWIN JEANS, CAUSE AND EFFECT BELT, BENCHKRAFT WALLET, FILSON TOTE, J SHOES BOOTS and EAST + WEST “STL” HAT available East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.

 

Photo credit: Attilio DAgostino

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