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Style Watch

Stylish ways to wear bold prints

Three fresh takes and pops of color with patterns.

Tina Sutton



  • > 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.

  • > Yes, you can wear navy with black: J Brand skinny jeans (from Wish) and Manolo Blahnik classic pumps (from Neiman Marcus).

  • > Metallics are everywhere this season. Mulderry’s oversize metallic clutch is from Flat of the Hill.

  • Favorite Stores Crush, AllSaints, Intermix, Serenella (for shoes)

Tina Sutton



  • > 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.

  • > Orchid isn’t typically considered the most versatile mixer, but Lim says this Chloe bag (from Saks Fifth Avenue) complements any color in her wardrobe.

  • Favorite Stores Denise Hajjar, Nordstrom, Gray Jewelers in Barrington

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  • > 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).

  • > Kalish was attracted to the high shine of these military shoes (bought on Amazon) and the green tint of his eyeglass frames (from See).

  • Favorite Stores Macy’s, H&M, Kenneth Cole

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