I am now officially obsessed with buying clothes only in the colors that look best on me; so obsessed, in fact, that I don’t want to wear anything I own that isn’t in one of these colors. Jill Kirsh’s ingenious swatch book in hand, I went with David to Paron Fabrics to find linen for long shirts I want to have made to wear with leggings.
The tailor told me I’d need around 2 ½ yards per shirt. I wish I could afford to have shirts made in every one of the 24 colors in the book, but I settled on four colors. I’m going to ask the tailor to copy a button-down shirt I love, in each of the four great shades.
I’ve also succeeded in making my sister, Shelley, so crazy about this color business that she is going to buy her own swatch book, since her colors are different than mine. I know I sound like a commercial, but you’ve got to get one, too. Trust me. You may love black, gray, white, navy and tan, but when you see how you look in eggplant, turquoise, red, camel and olive (if those are your colors), you’ll know what I mean.