July 8, 2020
I’ve wanted to look at some colors, and some accessory families, for a while! And if I’m not mistaken, Spring 2021 colors should be around soon? But I saw these colors – specifically for the London Fashion Week (go figure) and I thought I’d visit them….
Yes, some of these color are familiar; We looked at the New York version of these back in January!
This might be a good time for me to share with you a few of the things that I keep in mind when I’m putting together a blog post for you:
- I try to avoid showing anything that isn’t available in almost every size originally available; nothing’s more irritating that seeing something that you really like, and finding that you can’t have it!
- I try to never show things that are second-hand, even though I firmly believe that we all should be trying to buy used things as often as possible. This is the same issue as above – once one of you has purchased the item in question, everybody else is disappointed!
- I try to avoid things that are painfully expensive. Of course that’s relative, but I’m generally reluctant to share anything that has a 4-figure price tag, unless it’s just absurdly perfect and worthy of drooling, even as we all eschew the extravagance!
- I try to match the target colors as closely as possible, for as long as possible. Eventually, I will surrender and come as close as I can…
All that said, let’s see what prettiness awaits!
First up, when I think of Mandarin Red, I think of something completely red, deeply saturated, and shiny like lacquer! This color is, frankly, a whole lot closer to coral. (For what it’s worth, the diamonds in the border are the exact RGB (red green blue) code provided by Pantone for each color…)
I love Samba! Although it in some cases was tough to distinguish from Burnt Henna, below…
This color is TOUGH – it’s not navy, but it’s not royal, and it’s certainly none of the pastel blues…
And this name – Exuberant might be how you’ll feel wearing this color, but in real life you’ll do much better just searching for orange:
Military Olive is about as far as you could ever get from my wardrobe, but I think that these pieces are lovely…
Yes, I try to look for the color, as show, for as long as possible! If, after an hour, and looking at literally hundreds of things, I thrown in the towel and show you the closest thing I can find!
And I would NOT eat celery this color. In my world, celery is green. Clearly, Pantone lives in a different produce world!
Oh my, this makes me long for autumn….
This is NOT Strong Blue – this is soft medium blue. And it’s not growing on retail trees…
Possible, when the weather cools a bit, and stores begin to bring in more autumn and winter merchandise, I will be able to find this color in a “more brown/less red” version. Currently, this deep wine shade is as close as it gets!
I love the subtle richness of this last color! I would wear these pieces with white, or with more “Tawny Birch”…
Favorites? I always love to picture in my mind how each of these colors would look with a handful of neutral pieces from my own wardrobe….