Ways To Wear Chocolate, The New York Street Style Set’s Favourite Shade
If spring/summer 2019 was marked by any single shade, it was brown: whether it came in milky beige, shimmering sand or deep espresso, it appeared in abundance and made for painfully chic impact. No longer rooted in the ’70s, brown is now a quintessentially modern hue – so get ahead of the season and start dressing head-to-toe stat.
Have the ’70s ever felt quite so fresh as they do when seen through the logo-printed lens of Valentino? Probably not. This dress has just enough vintage inspiration to summon a warm spirit of nostalgia, but paired with the crisp, clean aesthetic of today. A silky mini worn with patent knee-highs and a nude lip: perfect.
From left to right: The Row leather knee boots, £1,575 at Net-a-porter.com, Staud patent leather bucket bag, £310 at Farfetch.com, Pat Mcgrath lipstick, £31 at Patmcgrath.com, Valentino logo-print silk and wool mini dress, £2,300 at Matchesfashion.com.
For Those Who Love Black
Black and brown is one of those colour combinations people loathe to embrace (is there some sort of archaic style code preventing their interaction, like black and navy?) – but let it be said that we wholeheartedly approve of it. For those looking to an entry-point into muted hues, Balenciaga’s two-tone coat makes a great case; as do Marine Serre’s prints, which appear everywhere from handbags to contemporary eveningwear. So, mis-match away.
From left to right: Balenciaga tie-waist leather and canvas coat, £4,525 at Matchesfashion.com, Marine Serre silk scarf-handle ball bag, £554 at Matchesfashion.com, Prada leather boots, £795 at Net-a-porter.com, Loewe split side long dress, £2, 225 at Farfetch.com