44, BEACON HILL
> Hanging in the window of a neighborhood store, this silk jacket (from Vira, now online only) called out to Mulderry. Fashion doyenne Diana Vreeland proclaimed “pink is the navy blue of India,” and this exotic jacket features both. Not one to play it safe, Mulderry adds a teal top with silver beading (also from Vira), but she removed the blouse’s necktie, thinking it too fussy.
> Metallics are everywhere this season. Mulderry’s oversize metallic clutch is from Flat of the Hill.
37, BARRINGTON, RHODE ISLAND
> Lim laments all the dark neutral tones she sees on local streets. “I’m from Thailand, and there’s color everywhere,” she explains. “This Denise Hajjar is one of my ‘masterpiece’ dresses. I wear it all spring and summer, and it makes people smile.”
> As the owner of the Tong-D restaurant in Barrington, Lim dresses so she’s easy to spot in a crowd. It’s hard to miss this coral topper with bright yellow lining (also from Denise Hajjar). “It really pops over jeans,” she adds.
> Known in fashion parlance as a “conversation print,” this entertaining cat T-shirt (from Urban Outfitters) does generate comments, Kalish says. “Do you own cats?” is the most frequent. And, yes, he does: two Maine coons.
> A data systems manager at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Kalish looks for “business casual” with some design flair. He liked the subtle sheen on this unstructured linen jacket (from Banana Republic), paired with slim pants (from H&M).