Perhaps as an over-reaction to Russia’s endless gray winters, during which most of the population dons head-to-toe black and blends in its bleak surroundings, only occasionally breaking up the monotony with pops of leopard print, for four warm months Muscovites break out the brightest colors and the loudest patterns — often together. Printed pants are very in right now. Matching is important, but for many ladies that does not mean pink earrings that will compliment a pink belt against a neutral outfit; instead it’s a pink top with a pink skirt and a pink handbag. And white shoes. Russians love white shoes!
Click on the first photo and look through the rest as a slideshow if you’d like to see my commentary on individual outfits.
This is BRIGHT. #matching
This might actually be a suit so I can let the #matching slide here.
The not-quite-the-same shades of the pants and the top bug me, but at least the neutral accessories tone it down a bit.
Almost #matching, plus the bedazzled sandals, of course.
I almost went blind on the escalator.
Almost #matching, which for Russians actually means #matching.
“Flattering” doesn’t seem to be a requirement for a lot of outfits.
Loud, clashing colors? Check. Loud, clashing patterns? Check. Stylish Moscow outfit is complete.
I actually like these pants. By far not the worst offender in this lineup.
The central outfit is a gem and a perfect example of what’s considered #matching – all black, white and yellow. In 4 different patterns. You can also see two more pairs of printed pants on the sidelines.
Florals are HUGE, but we wont say no to a geometric pattern either.
I would dig these pants with this blazer. I might even let the micro-floral flats stay. But the map-printed bag? Plus she’s wearing a bedazzled graphic t-shirt with blue, purple and this lime-yellow colors. #Matching.
I have no idea what’s going on here.
The coat and the shoes. The handbag and the skirt. The top and the hat. Triple #matching.
Loud colors? Check. Stripes and florals? Check. White sandals? Check.