I’ve never really worn color. ¬†Maybe it’s the good mood I’m in but I can’t stop buying boldly colored knits and tees to brighten my army of serious military green coats. ¬† It also might’ve been the Chuck Close documentary I recent watched again. ¬†You can’t look at his work without being inspired by color.


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  1. Greg

    October 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I never wear color either…but, that trio of greens is working for me. The brightest I get with an OD green is maybe navy or charcoal…I know…pull out the sunglasses.

    • une chatte grise

      October 29, 2013 at 12:28 am

      I know what you mean… if I’m wearing olive green, that _is_ the flash of color in my ensemble.

    • andreea

      October 30, 2013 at 3:05 am

      i noticed that fearless dressers are never afraid of colour :)


  2. Laura

    October 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    So cool! I love color!


  3. Wendy

    October 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I tend to shy away from color as well but I love the combination you posted!

  4. shani

    October 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    If you’re going to start with a color, that is a really nice one to start with!


  5. Costume De Rigueur

    October 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    My fav color..I even got the SMEG fridge in pastel mint…well done!



  6. Roos

    October 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Haha that was about time!

  7. Terrytori

    October 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve always found bright colours to be energizing and life affirming. I think that colour might be one of the reasons I am drawn to so much of your work, Scott. Wear it in good health.


  8. me

    October 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I love it!

  9. Nico

    October 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This is a great idea, colors can change also your day!

    New post on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  10. Rachelle

    October 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I love my blacks and grays but I love colors as well. Some days I just need to wear something bright. I love that shade of green, I’ve been told it looks great with my skin-tone.


  11. jdit

    October 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Just as some Close work involves ‘splotchy’ colorful pixels on mono-color undercoats so does your flash of color under your army greens provide, in reverse, an inspiring and attention nabbing undercoat beneath your ‘overcoat’(sic). Wear and be free! Color is Heaven…
    Love it – love Close – love you!

  12. Vessel

    October 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Yay! I just moved to NYC for six months. When I merged into my first black sea (i.e. pedestrians at a cross walk) I doubted myself for packing my cherry red sweater. I’m so glad I did. Especially since this is my first winter in a concrete jungle…

    Oy vey.

  13. Cory Scott

    October 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Picture please!! :-)

    Xoxo! Cory

  14. Lazy G

    October 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Really digging the military green.

  15. sandy

    October 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I love the color of the sweater, so colorful for autumn time: it gives happiness to Autumn ;)

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  16. Judith A. Ross

    October 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    That Chuck Close documentary is inspiring — if its the one I think you mean. I love army green with color — especially reds. But, how did you know that “clashing” greens as in your photo have long been my specialty!

  17. Barbara

    October 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I love military green so much I got married in that color. It’s a surprisingly neutral color and goes with so many other colors. I work all black for most of my life, but now I’m a color fiend also. I covet the coat.

  18. Chahrazad

    October 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Its a gorgeous color! I still have to add a green color in my fall collection.


  19. westcoasttiger

    October 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    My favorite depiction of how some people appreciate color where others don’t is the following fictional exchange between Vermeer and the housemaid, Griet, in the film Girl With A Pearl Earring:

    Griet: “Nothing is the right color.”

    Vermeer: “This is the base color. It gives the tone… shadow in the light. And when it’s dry…I glaze over it with blue, but… thinly, so that the black shows through. Look, Griet. Look at the clouds. What color are they?”

    “White? No… not white. Yellow. Blue… and grey. These are the colors in the clouds.”

    “Now you understand.”

  20. erin :: EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats

    October 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I’m in the same boat right now – It’s been fun adding some color back into my wardrobe…and Chuck Close is one of the great artists of our time. His story is incredible and I’m mesmerized in front of any of his pieces.

  21. Roy B

    October 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    This isn’t really about colour, but why are there so many vacuous comments from individuals just piggybacking on this site with links to their own (often poor) blogs.

    Ever think about banning hyperlinks on comments so we can have an enjoyable conversation about the post between those who are genuinely interested?

    Back on topic, I don’t wear much colour because it’s harder to get right – monotone is the easy way!

    • jdit

      October 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Peace Roy B…

    • photo_fred

      October 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Hey,you don’t have to click on the links.The choice is yours……..

    • Anonymous

      October 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

      AGREE 1000%.

  22. CBC

    October 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    i love this green Chanel made a suit….green in tweed….what color would u call this green xx

  23. Vilborg Helgadóttir

    October 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    About time, there¬īs nothing like colour to brighten one¬īs day!

  24. Erica

    October 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    That green is gorgeous. I go in waves of wearing color & darks. I’m into darks at the moment.


  25. Tat

    October 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful colour combination. I really would not have thought of putting the two together. Enjoy your new found relationship.

  26. Anonymous

    October 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I love color. Have been sneaking it into my wardrobe lately too!

  27. milex

    October 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    My heart is still into BLACK.

  28. kreisler

    October 28, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Green doesn’t match my skin tone…but yes, color and mix it up!

  29. Patrick

    October 29, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Loved the combination of greens.

    Have you noticed how Prince Charles is always wearing bright blue suits even to the recent funeral of his great friend Hugo van Cutsem? His sons were also wearing blue, but darker, while Camilla was in black.

    I like to wear color in the winter–helps to brighten the day.

  30. barbara seiler

    October 29, 2013 at 2:12 am

    happy coloring! color is great for adapting your clothes to your mood. After a “green” day maybe there will be an “orange” day oder a “blue” day… enjoy!

  31. Isa

    October 29, 2013 at 2:19 am

  32. Mafalda

    October 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I think colour looks great on men. The French have been wearing all shades of pink over the last few years, which would have been unthinkable a decade ago! I just love it!
    Mafalda ‚̧

  33. Sonya Glyn Nicholson

    October 29, 2013 at 6:04 am

    It seems obvious to add the occasional bolt of color to a wardrobe…but in a world of blacks and greys and navys, how easily we sometimes forget the simple things. ~ICRare

  34. Denisa

    October 29, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Very nice colors. Great day.


  35. Jerry Griswold

    October 29, 2013 at 7:59 am

    “The most striking thing about British dress … is its tendency to follow the principle of camouflage. City clothes are often made in colors that echo the hues of stone, cement, soot, cloudy skies and wet pavement: black, white, navy and the darker shades of gray. (In places with a somewhat better climate, such as Brighton, lighter grays are more common.)”–Alison Lurie, “The Language of Clothes”

  36. Ariete Atelier

    October 29, 2013 at 10:02 am

    That’s a good obsession to have ;)

  37. Camille

    October 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

    You too, ey?
    For the past year, I’ve also be adding some nice bold color to my wardrobe: carnival green blazer, bright raspberry autumn jacket, color block pants (dark blue with orange-red front), pink winter coat, colorful “massai”-inspired bracelets.
    I was usually more in the neutral and dark colors before, even though I have always been fond of bright colors (even if not quite comfortable with wearing them). It might just be that over the past year, the brights colors available are more to my liking. Who knows!
    But, I like it!

    I’m not throwing my more classic clothing, but it’s nice to be able to find just the right mix.

  38. Theresa

    October 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I also don’t wear colors. (And when I do I only choose very specific ones, like a royal blue or jade green.) Good for you for being experimental!

  39. Diana

    October 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I feel the same way after seeing Amy Sillman’s show at the ICA in Boston…..color, color and more delicious color!

  40. Sebastian James

    October 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm


    You’ve missed out on soooo much wearing dark colors. It’s too easy to wear black, and a lot of fun to wear colors

  41. Michael

    October 30, 2013 at 1:10 am

    where is the sweater from?

  42. JOhn

    October 30, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Any idea where the sweater comes from? I’d like to buy it…. : )
    Thanks for your insights!!!

  43. ClothesWhorse

    October 30, 2013 at 3:49 am

    This post is perfect. Totally relevant. I have branched out after thinking about one of my paintings. Why is it I can successfully combine so many shades in a painting, but can only wear black? All colour in an outfit doesn’t have to be bold. Navy blue, olive green, oxblood red, rusty orange, mustard yellow…all beautiful compliments to bolder hues!

  44. twinmissy

    October 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Chuck Close!!

  45. Anne Bernecker

    October 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Great buy Scott…The colours really do look amazing together
    Anne x


  46. Penny

    October 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

    There’s too much color in the world not to incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe! So glad you’re embracing this. Color can lift a mood, brighten your eyes and convey your personality! Cheers to you!

  47. Karl

    November 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Two years ago a picked up a Junya FW heavy knit blazer on sale. A beautiful piece, that I was unsure however I would be able to pull off as its in bold red/grey. Now, when wearing it for a 2nd fall season, it strikes me I frequently receive compliments, thumbs-ups and smiles from complete strangers. That’s wy I’m quite sure we all need more color in our dress.

  48. m.

    November 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    The elevator door with the crazy locks again!! This is getting very mysterious!

  49. sarah

    December 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    very pleased to hear you are being inspired by colour. i spent almost a month in nepal during october, visiting a country so vibrant and bursting with colours despite the poverty was wonderful to see and i’ve returned home to new zealand with a fresh commitment to get away from what seems to be our national uniform: black

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