A couple of weeks ago I became ever so slightly obsessed with a Tom Ford blazer that had appeared on the Spring 2018 catwalks. I needed it. As if all life depended on it, this hot pink vision of absolutely flamboyant fashion perfection.
And thus I set out to find a high street version, trawling the internet, expecting it to cough up a suitably near(ish) match. In the end, the only one that I could find that was similar (if you squinted and closed one eye), was a Pimkie Tailored Blazer from Asos. I ordered it, but when it arrived, it didn’t fit very well at all. Disappointed, I hedged my bets on some West End shopping, to hunt down that elusive hot pink blazer. Preferably exactly like the Tom Ford one, I hoped, clearly armed with a healthy dose of misguided optimism and a pair of rose-tinted spectacles. Could I find one? No. Because everything appears to have gone green. And swiftly I find myself buying a green blazer. Just a slightly off course. But I like green. And it suits my dark colouring. So why not?
Along with the green blazer I succumbed to a few additional green accessories. But when I found some gorgeous socks with green stripes, I knew that I needed to have a pair of green slingbacks I had spotted on Sosandar’s website. They are amazing. That’s about all that needs to be said. Comfortable and beautiful. These may well be the shoes of the season for me.
The blazer went back in the end. I used to wear a green uniform in my first job in South Africa, and I just couldn’t shake that uniform feeling. But since getting the emerald green slingbacks, I am sorely tempted to go back to find a suitable replacement.
Whether you are ready to embrace this season’s love for everything green, or whether you can only face accents or highlights of it, be prepared. It’s everywhere.