Written by Natasha Lawrence
Spring has sprung; and it may have just inspired our co-founder to embrace some spring colour.
I don’t know what it is about this spring. While I lean towards a neutral wardrobe (read: predominantly black) this season, I am craving an injection of colour. Spring colour, I suppose.
I’ve gone through my life with the firm belief that an all-black wardrobe is best (a sentiment TS Alum, Natasha Koifman, also believes). Black is versatile. It can be dressed up or down, it goes with everything, and there is little fuss. If I’m feeling wild, I’ll pair black trousers with a white shirt, or I may even go crazy and work some blue into an outfit. Sure, my closet is not the most thrilling to look at, but it’s what I’m comfortable with, and as almost every TS Alum believes – confidence is key in whatever you wear. But for some reason, this season, I find myself inspired to add some spring colour to my wardrobe.
Perhaps it’s the fact that after a long lock-down, this spring especially feels bright, airy and optimistic. Maybe it’s the fact that while out on a coffee run last week, I spotted the most beautiful pastel-hued flowers at an outdoor floral display. It could also be spring editorials and ad campaigns have me dreaming of far off places. Whatever it is, at this time, too much black just feels a little too heavy.
I’m not fully ready to go bold and wear bright colours. Instead, I’m ready to inject a light dose of spring colour to my wardrobe. I’m talking swapping my neutral gold and tortoise shell glass frames for a lighter pastel blue option on sunny days, topping a casual jeans and t-shirt combo with a multi-coloured necklace, and even pairing Jacquemus’ bright pink Noué top with a black blazer and baggier jeans. Nothing too crazy. Subtle enough to break up black and neutral tones, but not bright and bold enough that I can be spotted a mile away.
But, with the temperatures are getting warmer, the sun shining and the flowers blooming, it feels right to embrace a little colour. While most in fashion believe spring is all about florals (insert Devil Wears Prada quote here), this editor says this spring is simply about colour – for myself anyways.