I always love adding a dose of color to my outfit. It breaks up the monotony of neutral colors and is a great mood booster. While black and white are the go-to colors for instant chicness, color can also achieve that effect. Naturally, I am a fan of Mara Hoffman and her continual incorporation of color, especially in her spring 2014 ready-to-wear show. Hoffman uses all the colors of the rainbow in her collection of maxi dresses, caftans and jumpsuits with RGYGBIV colored arcs and vibrant prints. The silhouettes of the collection are chic and modern, while the colors and prints make them fun to dress in. She says, “This collection is about straight-up happiness” and if I was wearing one of her pieces, I would be pretty happy myself. Besides, what else can exude happiness like the colors of the rainbow?
I am wearing a purple patterned maxi dress, which I think captures the spirit of the show. This dress is the most colorful thing I own and the multi-colored neckline is my version of Hoffman’s rainbow-colored arcs. Not wanting to clash with the vibrant color of my dress, I am pairing it with a black leather jacket draped over my shoulders, a black bag and brown sandals. Every time I wear this, I always feel a little more glamourous. Take a hint from Mara Hoffman and embrace the colors of the rainbow. There’s always room for a little color in your closet.