Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Note on the Red Jacket

I want to be clear about something: my goal in writing here is not to "rewrite" the rules, but rather to show how there are no universal rules for dressing well. Every person has to find his or her own best look.

As an example, I just showed you (I hope) how a bright red blazer isn't an ideal choice for Nancy Pelosi. But on Sonya Sotomayor, it looks great:

The shape here isn't as structured as the one Pelosi was wearing, of course, and that's a good thing. The rounded shape of the wide shawl collar on this jacket compliments the Justice's hair texture. In this case, the color adds life to her face instead of draining it.

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