In The Anthology’s Wear/Where column, we celebrate the parallels between what you wear and where you live.
Gold is the colour of fairy tales. And with these two touched-by-Midas pieces, your fall outfit and your kids’ playroom could be the perfectly coordinated stuff of, well…fairy tales.
Wear: Devin ric-rac trimmed crepe culottes by Roksanda.
Where: Numero 74’s cotton canopy in gold.
Bet you didn’t know you were missing an outdoor bar cart, did you? Well, it turns out that’s exactly what your patio needs right about now. Slide on a pair of matching sandals and you’ll be the hostess with the mostess colour coordination your party guests have ever seen.
Where: The Escale Outdoor Cooler Cart from CB2
Wear: Miss KG Elsa Strappy Sandal from Asos
Has light and bright ever felt so right? Here, the lightest blush meets the brightest yellow for an unexpected pop that would look as good on you as it would in your living room. Gotta love it when a drapey dress matches the actual drapes.
Wear: A dress from Paule Ka’s resort 2017 collection.
Where: Daun Curry’s gorgeous design for Sotheby’s.
There’s something magic about pulling together a look that feels a bit off-kilter, yet wouldn’t-change-a-thing perfect. Bonus points when it looks so, so comfortable. In this case, a low-key take on blush and merlot makes the leap from street style to striking living room.
Wear: Sara Escudero of Collage Vintage on Who What Wear.
Where: Vanessa Boz’s London home in Milk Magazine.
When it comes to foolproof colour combinations, few are as glamourous as black and brass. The 1970s knew it, the 1980s knew it, and now, my friends, we’re getting to know it once again. Sure, it feels understated as an accessory, but boy does it feel bold as part of your decor.
Wear: Black loafers with brass detailing, like those by Gucci as seen on @deborabrosa.
Where: Farrah dining chair, as seen in the Create & Cultivate offices.
Go long. That’s a sports reference I don’t quite get (something to do with football?) but, as a style and design reference, I get it 100%. And it’s a slam dunk in my books (I know, I know, wrong sport, but you get where I’m going with it).
Wear: The Casablancas Maxi Dress by Free People for instant street style drama.
Where: Add a wide, slightly faded runner from Semikah Textiles for instant hallway drama.
Add metallics to any old thing and you have instant glamour. Mix in some pastels and you have the most winningest of winning combinations.
Wear: Karen Walker One Splash sunglasses.
Where: The extraordinarily cool Shugaa Dessert Bar in Bangkok, which is inspired by sugar crystals and, just like sugar itself, something I can’t get enough of.
Give peace a chance. Surround yourself with it; live it, wear it, accessorize your office with it.
Wear: An outfit with more personality than you ever thought possible in such a neutral palette (as seen on Crush Cul de Sac).
Where: A custom neon sign by Vancouver’s Endeavour Neon (coolest desk accessory I’ve ever seen!).
P.S. Metropolette started a series inspired by The Anthology’s Wear/Where series and I love her spin on it!
I don’t think there’s anyone who was more passionate about indigo than Oliver Sacks but I like to think I’d come close. Whether you wear it or choose to paint with it, it’s a heavenly colour.
Wear: A bold blue plaid (as seen at NYFW).
Where: An abstract painting by Pierre Soulages.
Florals? For fall? Groundbreaking. (No, really.) When they’re deep and dark and as moody as these are, they’re awesome in autumn.
Wear: A flowy kimono with your favourite mom jeans (as seen here).
Where: A bit of wow for your walls by Ellie Cashman.