I got these on a rather dreary day in New York. It was snowy and grey, and I was attracted by the colourful window at Alice + Olivia on Madison. There they were: the brightest fuchsia silk slacks I’ve ever seen. Every year I resolve to wear more bright colours, so I figured a month into the year was an appropriate time to make a step in a more colourful direction. 

The next day, my pants were papped by a couple of street style photographers outside the DKNY show, so a happy shopping decision immortalized on some blog somewhere that I’ll never find — but an assuring moment nonetheless.