By Argy Koutsothanasis
I admit it, I'm very excited about Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore becoming the first female members of the Augusta National Golf Club -- it feels like a victory for everyone. Sure, I'm a little jealous. I wish I'd found an ANGC invite of my own in the mailbox, but since I haven't, I'm excited for them. Both of these women are iconic in their accomplishments, and I don't mean to diminish their achievements nor the historic moment, but I have to ask: What the heck are they going to wear under the green jackets for their first club outing?? (My mind works on one track: clothes.)
Green is not an easy color. Both Rice and Moore always look polished, so here are a few tips on tackling that emerald sartorial monster:
- Head-to-toe green should be avoided at all cost, unless you think Kermit the Frog looks dapper.
- If you try to downplay the green with dark colors like brown, black or navy you'll end up looking sadly blah, which begs the question,"is this a funeral or a celebration?" Look to mother nature for a suitable color combination: vibrant hues like fuchsia, deep yellow, rich purple (the colors of most flowers) pair up really nicely with green.
- Warning: Red looks great with green, but it must be avoided at all cost unless it's December and sleigh bells are ringing.
When it comes to clothes, women always have the upper hand, with endless options and fabrics to pick from. It would be nice to soften the look of the tailored jacket with a silky, flowy fabric underneath. A fun print is also something the ladies can get away with without looking odd. If all else fails, a great pair of khaki trousers worn a la Katherine Hepburn could do the trick. In my fantasy world Ms. Moore would wear a flowy chiffon dress in lilac with pewter sandals draping the green jacket over her shoulders, while Ms. Rice would sport silk palazzo pants in hot pink with a white starched oxford shirt and sexy gold pumps. But since that's not going to happen, here are some ideas that are a little more realistic.
The Khaki Look: Tory Birch Margee Oxford-Striped Silk Georgette Shirt; $350, Visit website and Moschino Cheap And Chic Tapered Wool Pants; $625, Visit website
Nature's Hues: Tory Birch Margee Oxford-Striped Silk Georgette Shirt; $350, Visit website and Moschino Cheap And Chic Tapered Wool Pants; $625, Visit website
Mad For Plaid: Burberry London Lace Shirt; $650, Visit website and Theory Testra Plaid Wool Pants; $295, Visit website
Fun In The Sun: Joseph April Stretch-Crepe Dress; $695, Visit website