I actually found these shorts in New York when I was in town a few weeks before NYFW, and I absolutely couldn’t resist them! I’m so bummed to see hardly any color on the runways for next spring, because a wardrobe without color, in my mind, is like an ice cream sundae… without ice cream and sprinkles and whipped cream and cherries. It’s an empty bowl, people. I am bummed.
Truth be told, that was probably one of my biggest disappointments this fashion week — all of you who are into neutrals and summer whites are going to have lots of choices in about nine months, but for those of us who are still digging bold colors (I accept in my mind that neon is “out” — but when I find a great hot pink piece, I still buy it in a heartbeat) are going to be struggling.
But who knows, maybe there’s a silver lining? Even if the big designers decide that color is over, I’m sure there will still be plenty to be had at bargain stores. I have a set clothing budget every month, and when times roll around that I’m not feeling what’s in stores, I usually save up those months for a bigger purchase down the line. Spring collections without color? Maybe I can translate that into a Celine box bag! (Or, even better, put it towards another trip to Mexico, because it’s only been four months but I’m already dying to go back!)
Fashion is always changing, and it can be hard to stay excited in a season where you just don’t love the trends. But there’s always a new collection around the corner, or some new designer to discover or re-discover. And I think one of the great things about having your own personal style is that you don’t have to follow every trend — maybe I’ll just take the ones that are right for me (I could see getting psyched about a gorgeous white summer dress or two) and shop my closet for the rest!
Topshop quilted shorts (in black and white still available), SixTwenty tank, Chanel bag (cute budget-friendly alternatives here and here), Kate Spade necklace (from T.J. Maxx!), Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Photos by Carly.