Color Spectacular Spring 2013 – Coral & Other Delightful Shades of Orange

Aquatalia by Marvin K. Patent Coral Combo KIRSTEN PEEP-TOE PLATFORMS - coral pumps spring 2013

Commandress Color Spectacular spotlights wearable clothes & accessories – and the occasional aspirational piece – in one of the season’s most of-the-moment colors. Today’s Color Spectacular focuses on one of the most popular colors of 2013: coral. Bright and cheerful shades of orange and coral are everywhere, and it doesn’t come as a surprise right now that […]

Color Spectacular Spring 2013 – Emerald & Other Delightful Shades of Green

LOFT Paisley Print Cardigan - Peackock Green - Product detail search form Paisley Print 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan - green print cardigan

Commandress Color Spectacular spotlights wearable clothes & accessories – and the occasional aspirational piece – in one of the season’s most of-the-moment colors. My first post of 2013 introduced Emerald – Pantone’s Color of the Year. Emerald is a fresh, vibrant and forward-looking color that looks beautiful any time of year. I’ve been delighted to see emerald everywhere – […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Introducing the 2013 Color of the Year (And How to Enjoy Wearing it Now!)

Helene Berman Single Breasted Reefer Coat - Emerald cobalt - affordable wool cashmere coat - pantone spring colors to wear now

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Happy New Year! 2013 has begun with some dark and dreary weather in many parts of the country, so it seems even more appropriate – and necessary! – to feature something fresh, vibrant and forward-looking in the first Commandress post of 2013. Let’s begin with a gorgeous […]

Commandress Fall 2012 Color Report – Purple Handbags, Shoes, Jewelry & Accessories

Kade Spade Thelma African Violet

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 was so much fun, but there is a very important topic that did not get enough coverage: purple accessories. There were so many pretty and professional purple dresses to include in my purple post that purple accessories were set aside – but […]

Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 – Peacock Blue

Brahmin Anytime Bag - Peacock

Commandress Color Week features work-appropriate clothes and accessories in Fall 2012′s most gorgeous colors, including dark purple, dark green, peacock blue and burgundy. Dark blue does not always mean navy, and my favorite shades of dark blue include cornflower, periwinkle, teal and peacock. As with burgundy and plum, it can be difficult to distinguish dark […]

Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 – Burgundy

Bod & Christenson Leather Jacket Porto

Commandress Color Week features work-appropriate clothes and accessories in Fall 2012′s most gorgeous colors, including dark purple, dark green, peacock blue and burgundy. Burgundy is a classic color that happens to be very popular this fall. If you are a fan of burgundy clothes and accessories, you can take advantage of the variety available right […]

Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 – Dark Green

Steve Madden Tote - Cilantro

Commandress Color Week features work-appropriate clothes and accessories in Fall 2012′s most gorgeous colors, including dark purple, dark green, peacock blue and burgundy. I have friends who adore wearing dark green – and others who would never dare. Teal, emerald, hunter, jade and other dark greens are bold colors, and it can feel challenging to […]

Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 – More Purple Dresses to Wear to Work

Nanette Lepore Baila Tango Dress

Commandress Color Week features work-appropriate clothes and accessories in Fall 2012′s most gorgeous colors, including dark purple, dark green, peacock blue and burgundy. After reading today’s post about professional purple dresses, a wise reader suggested that I list the purple dresses that have already been featured on Commandress. Great idea, Reader R! The dresses listed […]

Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 – Six Purple Dresses to Wear to Work

Etro Paisley Dress in Purple Multi - $1230 from Saks

Commandress Color Week features work-appropriate clothes and accessories in Fall 2012’s most gorgeous colors, including dark purple, dark green, peacock blue and burgundy. I love all shades of purple: lilac, lavender, violet, dark plum, and everything in between. This fall is a bonanza for fans of dark purple – including violet and dark plum. Once […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Welcome to the Fall 2012 Commandress Color Week

J,Crew Valentina Patent Pump Dusty Jade

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. September is just around the corner, and the editorial features on Fall 2012 colors have been gorgeous! Inspired! Exciting! And, at times, a little befuddling. The colors are fantastic, but too many of the featured items leave me asking a familiar series of questions: Who would wear […]