Sunday, April 22, 2012

Let There be Color!

This year I am trying to experiment with color! I've gotten really good at the classic look and being somewhat preppy, but I think it's time to branch out and add some more life to my wardrobe!

As such, I'm trying things I would never have dared before, such as purple socks (J.Crew)! The idea was that the purplish socks with the tan smoking loafer slipper shoes would be similar to my burgundy-purple/golden stripe bow tie. Sadly, in normal daylight, no one thought they matched too well. That said, I still really like the contrast against the white/tan stripe seersucker suit I wore.

For those who are curious: yes, I did actually wear this to work. Everyone noticed: my boss even took pictures! (I think he wants to blackmail me or something, ha ha!)

Attempting to match the colors!

I absolutely love the contrast! I knew I had to have these socks when I saw them at J.Crew!

Matching silk knots!

Later in the day, I decided to test the socks with sock garters to keep them from sliding (all socks that are shorter, in my experience tend to slide to some degree or other). These miracle workers are generally for wearing with silk hose with a tuxedo, but I wear them periodically with any socks that I want to keep up. The downside, is that they can dig into the skin a bit, depending on how they are worn. Yes, I'm old-school... no, I'm not sorry.
Being silly, striking a pose on my new sofa!
Back to normal, again new sofa! (Pink wasn't exactly my first choice, but I really love the style of the sofa and the fabric design is gorgeous!)

I finally found a better way to tie the socks into the outfit today: pocket square to the rescue!