Looks from the 3.1 Phillip Lim resort 2011 lookbook.
The fall 2010 collections saw a movement away from black toward a less severe set of neutrals. Shades of brown and tan, winter white, and navy blue took center stage on silhouettes that marked a return to classic sophistication. For the resort/holiday season, there has been plenty of glitter and shine, party dresses galore, but the emerging color trend is a softer take on the neutrals that dominated the preceding season. Think cream, ashy grey, peach, moss green, and a lighter shade of camel.
But how to wear these colors that, until recently, were altogether foreign to a fashion world in love with black? Try mixing and matching from head to toe (pick any pieces from the 3.1 Phillip Lim resort collection): cream sweater with moss ankle pants, blush suit with airy white blouse. Or, punctuate the pastels with navy or black (the beloved non-color is never totally out of mind) à la the Club Monaco holiday collection. For the more playful among us, take a whiteout ensemble and bring it to life with a bold pop of color, like a bright DVF scarf or an armful of Marc by Marc Jacobs bangles.