Style: Bright Ideas

 In Feature, Style

Boldly go where you’ve never gone before, in shots of color-intense suiting and separates.


If you’ve ever stopped and scanned the contents of your closet, only to come to the realization that your go-to color palette hasn’t evolved since your Boy Scout days, take note: a bright spot is on the horizon. Thankfully, the summer-to-fall trend has nothing to do with overhauling your investment black suits and khaki cargos in favor of Rod Roddy-approved pieces; instead, it’s about rotating a few color-charged staples into a wardrobe that borders on tired—one at a time (you want to look savvy, not shocking). Shots of personality? Come on down.

[1] Mad For Plaid Think outside the box by pairing a “boxy” tie with your traditional suit. Robert Talbott Carmel tie available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003.

[2] Orange Crush Show your true colors in a poppy polo–on casual Friday or the golf course. J. McLaughlin polo shirt available at J. McLaughlin, Ladue, 314.872.1818.

[3] Varsity Blues Sport pool-perfect sandals all weekend long. Havianas sandals available at Morris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800.

[4] Go Green Trade in your undershirt lookalikes for colorful crewnecks. Local Celebrity tee available at Blues, The Loop, 314.863.2121.

[5] Seaside Blues Replace jorts with nautical shorts. Tailorbyrd shorts available at Woody’s, Frontenac, 314.569.3272.

Check Mate When it comes to working prints, a “sound check” is in order; if the bottoms are loud, keep the top soft and neutral. J. McLaughlin shorts available at J. McLaughlin, Ladue, 314.872.1818.



Seaside Blues and Check Mate


Mad For Plaid


Orange Crush


Varsity Blues


Go Green


Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser

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