Easy and Elegant Life

The Search for Everyday Elegance and the Art of Living Well.

The Fine Line

The Architect says it best, after a certain age we have to be careful with color. I may have overdone it with the Easter egg inspired get up above. Light blue cotton trousers (Bonobos), a yellow, pink and blue plaid shirt (Emmett of London) and the yellow cashmere sweater (J. Crew).

The issue is that all these bright colors worn together can make me look like I’m off for a round of golf in Palm Springs. It is a fine line to walk.


5 thoughts on “The Fine Line

  1. In the photo, at least on my several year’s old monitor, your trousers look white and the ensemble not bad. I could see it being different with the light blue, though.

    On the other hand, effort is 90% of the battle. Keep up the good work.

  2. I have a new monitor and the pants look bright white to me. I do love that look though. I might try to emulate it for myself. Well done Chris.

  3. Dear Chris,

    You dressed very well; a kind of European touch I would say. Very light blue jeans with matching shirt goes well with the yellow sweater.
    Funny, my ancestral name would have been Cox if not the wife did bring in more wealth into the marriage (16th century) and thus she named the children after HER maiden name. Life could have been SO easy without all the spelling of my very long name now: Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder. My cousin in Australia is often called “Liz Alphabet”…
    Wishing you a great weekend!

    Did put you on my sidebar as I really do appreciate the revival of elegance. It is refreshing to read and please keep it up!

  4. I don’t know you – just found you via decorno BUT I think you look great and your outfit is perfect for spring. I’m a 32 year-old woman in San Francisco, if that matters. Great website, btw! šŸ™‚

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