Santa Fe

'THE TILDA' SILK SHIRT £165

 

Years ago, when I was painting a remote farmhouse up in the hills of Santa Fe all white, it was pointed out to me by lugubrious locals that the red earth would constantly splash and dirty my white concept. I followed the local wisdom and opted for dark green shutters and terracotta floors, kilims and faded wood. Ergo, my wardrobe changed too: I went for earthy colours, as opposed to white linen and stripes. If you are planning a Peruvian potter or a Texan travel, I recommend delving into the Winser summer collection and checking out the chilli pepper, nutmeg, hibiscus and camel, especially if your holiday involves animals, i.e. safari, where blending in is de-rigueur. 

Silk Cotton Lace Jumper, £79 in nutmeg or hibiscus. The Cotton V-neck Jumper, £69, also comes in hibiscus.

Tilda Silk Shirt in mink, £165, or a Silk-Front Top at £115, in camel, both lovely with Cotton Twill Capri Trouser, £79, in camel.

My accessories tip: desert boots by Penelope Chilvers. Or cowboy boots and turquoise jewellery.

Santa Fe

SILK COTTON POLO TOP £89
COTTON TWILL SHORTS £69

 

SILK COTTON LACE JUMPER £79
COTTON TWILL STRAIGHT LEGTROUSER £79

By Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com