A Fashionable Shift Out of Neutral

Fashion Stylist: Janine Metcalfe
Photos: Jeffrey Bosdet

Forget basic black and boring beige. Warm up the dark days of winter with major pieces in bright, bold, glorious colour.

YAM’s Fashion Editor Janine Metcalfe says she was thrilled to learn she’d be styling the Jan/Feb 2022 issue after its theme, Colour. “I’m delighted designers and stylists are bringing back bold, bright palettes,” she says, “especially after a few years of neutrals. You become a different person when you wear colour, and it’s time we cheered ourselves up with clothes that reflect a sense of optimism.”

Janine says she chose colour-blocking as the focus of her fashion story, but instead of pastels or neons, she went with jewel tones, featuring intense, deep, rich colour combinations. “It’s easy to be intimidated by colour blocking if you’re used to neutrals,” she tells us, “but if you go tone on tone, choosing complementary shades, then that cropped yellow jacket and pink pants combo will look stunning, modern and fashion-forward.”

Be sure to choose the colours that compliment your own skin tones to make the most of this timeless style choice.

Model: Caro Holmes/Lizbell Agency
Hair & makeup: Anya Ellis/Lizbell Agency
Thank you to our hosts, Saint Franks and Victory Barber & Brand.

Pull Dove Violet sweater by Grace & Mila, available at Tulipe Noire. Firebird cigarette pants by Iris Setlakwe, available at Bernstein & Gold. Pink coat by Luisa Cerano, available at Bagheera Boutique. Bordeaux wool hat by Fléchet, available at Waterlily Shoes.

Green silk dress by Banana Republic, available at Banana Republic, Mayfair Shopping Centre. Royal blue Sophie tights by Trasparenze, available at De Mode En Vogue. Cayman pocket crossbody purse by HVISK and Aari drop earrings by ELK, both available at Moden Boutique. Boots by Michael Kors, available at Merchant Quarters General Store.

Red lace top by Hanky Panky and red tank by Suwen, available at De Mode En Vogue. Royal blue pants by Circolo 1901, available at Bagheera Boutique. Django & Juliette Angoria boots in fuchsia, available at Waterlily Shoes.

Marc Bouwer Glamit fuchsia sequin dress and Birks Heavy Heart necklace, both available at House of Savoy. Red opaque Zokki tights by Tabbisocks, available at De Mode En Vogue. Red Destiny boots by Bueno available at Waterlily Shoes.

Orange blazer by Circolo 1901 and cream pants by Raffaello Rossi, available at Bagheera Boutique. Maja top by ELK, available at Moden Boutique. Royal purple Unbelt belt, available at De Mode En Vogue.

Cropped basket-weave jacket and pink slim pant by Iris Setlakwe, Dane NYC cami, and bubblegum-pink May slides by Malene Birger, all available at Bernstein & Gold. Pink Maddy ring, available at Frances Grey.