Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Menswear for Me . . .
Stepping out in my new two-tone brogues, I soften the menswear a bit with my handknit silk scarf, my leopard-print leather gloves, the tortoise-shell buckle on my hat. And in its cashmere rendition (a great post-Christmas sale at Banana Republic -- their Heritage line -- several years ago) my tailored coat is already pretty soft on its own.
And if the menswear greys and browns and blacks are too sombre, well I just punch them up a bit with my faithful red bag.
Not too many more days suiting up for winter weather, though. We've been suffering grey skies and drizzle, but the temperatures are quite moderate already, and the leaves are starting to appear on some of the shrubs, flowers on others. West Coast spring is on its way, with a whole new wave of wardrobe inspiration, I'm sure. . . Meanwhile, I'm going to make the most out of enjoying winter's rich, if sombre, palette. What about you?