Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Ochre, saffron, old gold, call it what you like, this shade of yellow is the bomb. As a youngster, That Is My Age had a penchant for Double Mustard. One of my favourite outfits was an over-sized Dijon jumper and a cord jacket in more of a Colman's tone - worn with skinny black pants and Chelsea boots. Sounds a bit Brian Jones now I come to think of it, no wonder that woman asked if I was my mother's eldest son.
Anyhow, in a parallel universe where I have some spare change, this autumn the Dijon sweater will be replaced by this gorgeous Day Birger et Mikkelsen blouse. And the saggy red jeans I've been wearing all summer by these fabulous Jaeger trews:
But this time round I won't be doubling up. Best to err on the side of colour caution and opt for the more grown-up combination of saffron and black. Just like in Cy Twombly's four seasons winter painting, which I was admiring only last week at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. So, might as well add that to the shopping list too.
And don't forget Larky Khaki. Remember, Mary Quant recommends wearing military with 'an army of colourful allies.' Mary knows about these things.
What colour will you be wearing this autumn?
Blouse: Day Birger et Mikkelsen
Catwalk shots: Jaeger
Cy Twombly painting: MOMA