Opposites Attract

 In Guide, Style

Top trends include color combos long considered faux pas.


They say rules are meant to be broken. Thank goodness, because it seems the writer of fashion’s hypothetical handbook didn’t evaluate all factors before putting her laws to paper. There’s the oft-documented notion that color is a spring and summer thing; winter clothes are dark—presumably to complement the sky. Luckily, designers challenged questionable traditions when concepting their Fall 2011 collections. The result was a multitude of ready-to-wear items in bold fuchsias, rich purples, fiery reds and lemon yellows— all shown working in harmony with just-as-saturated hues and unexpected neutrals. The surprising combinations made for a number of easy-to-partake-in trends. This season, skimp on basic blacks in favor of new, color-infused pieces that pair like a breath of spring air. Consider it retail therapy.

[1] Love Match
Eileen Fischer scarf, dress and boots available at Eileen Fischer, Plaza Frontenac, 314.983.0975. Hobo International clutch available at Sole, The Loop, 314.863.3600.

[2] Mellowed Yellow
Knitted Dove Coat, Lost April Blouse, DLI961 Denim, Jesslyn Blake Handbag and Jeffrey Campbell boots available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.

[3] Family Jewels
Jack Vest and Aaron Ashe Romper available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080. House of Harlow earrings available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004. Bakers heels and clutch available at bakersshoes.com.



Love Match: Pink and Red

Love Match: Pink and Red


Mellowed Yellow: Yellow and Gray


Family Jewels: Purple and Green

Family Jewels: Purple and Green


Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser

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