The Spicy Palette
A pinch or two of warm color adds flavor to a basic wardrobe.
Bland clothing is as boring as tasteless food. Adam Glassman, creative director, O, The Oprah Magazine, pictured at work in the O fashion department, is wild about saffron, not to mention ginger, nutmeg, cayenne, mustard.... "These are colors that connect to nature," he says. "They make every skin tone look luminescent." Pick something in a strong orange, like this silk-blend halter, left, (dress and belt, Max Mara), if your complexion is dark or olive; paler types should choose a more subdued shade, like the marigold of this short, drapey dress, right, (Costello Tagliapietra, $1,500). Not that you have to commit to a whole outfit: An inexpensive update (a vibrant chain or T-shirt, say) is fine for starters.
Necklace, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz. Bangles, R.J. Graziano, Ashley Pittman Collection. Shoes, Cesare Paciotti.