Whilst I don't really give a fig about the First Lady Fashion-Off - nobody's comparing their husband's black sports jackets and open neck shirts (are they?!) - this photo has perked me right up. Like a double Berocca Boost or a visit to the David Hockney exhibition, it's really uplifting. I never thought I'd find a photograph of Samantha Cameron edifying, but life is full of surprises. So, here she is looking chic in Roksanda Illincic fuchsia top and navy Joseph pants, with Michelle Obama - who is the best advert for cardigans, ever. This one's by L'Wren Scott.
When it comes to wearing colour, it's all about balance. Brights look best when paired with easy-to-wear neutrals. Not that I mind colour-blocking...on other people. It's just that brilliant hues don't look that brilliant next to my pasty complexion, so I tend to keep the top half toned down and opt for hot pants instead. I'll take my navy and pink combination this way round:
|Caroline Seiber at Paris Fashion Week|
As I've told you before, my wardrobe is permanently stuck in neutral. That means lots of navy, khaki, camel and charcoal, with the odd highlight. And I'm happy with that. Another woman who knows how to get the balance just right is Advanced Style cover star, Gitte Lee:
How about you? Are you more courageous with colour?
Michelle Obama & Sam Cam: Getty Images
Caroline Sieber: Vogue
Gitte Lee: Advanced Style