Monochrome Makes Life Easier
There was a not-so-brief moment last year when I considered only wearing blue. It could be my thing. The New York Times would write a style feature on me—in the Thursday section, not the Sunday section, don't get cocky—and how I could often be spotted wandering around Soho in vintage blue Levi's, a blue blanket coat from Zara, blue Gucci slides, and Blop on my fingers and on my toes, of course. I still think about this; particularly now that I find myself hating absolutely everything I own and am tempted, daily, to let it all go in a cleansing fire ritual. The appeal, beyond buying all new stuff, is that monochrome dressing is extraordinarily easy. Pick the color that makes you happiest and stick to it. That's it. It's like Garanimals for adults who also care to be stylish. Because monochrome dressing is almost always considered the pinnacle of style. Don't ask why; just accept it. It helps you out in the end.
And if you're pushing that thought to its logical conclusion, why not include your makeup? For my blue phase, I imagine I'd rely heavily on Dior's forthcoming On Stage Liner in a bright (you guessed it) blue. On lovely Angok—photographed above, below, and all around—Ingeborg (ITG's official makeup artist of record) used a combination of rich, subtly sparkly jewel-tones to complement the "Let It Be Spring Already" wardrobe. None of it's blue, but we can talk about that later. For now, let's just scroll through, click our heels together, and say "Please let it be spring, please let it be spring, please let it be spring." Should work, right?