Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wardrobe: Warm Colors, Casual Styles

Lots of people really liked my post about a "Chanel-inspired" wardrobe based on 2 suits, but expressed concern because they found it too dressy.  So I've tried here to work from the same general idea - four garment groupings in 2 neutral shades, and then build around them for a 24-piece wardrobe.  This is primarily a very casual wardrobe, with only one skirt, and one dressy blouse.  There are some flowers, and some lace, and the obligatory Spring 2012 pair of "fashion color" pants...  Enjoy!

Sweater – Topshop, pants – Rabens Saloner, tee shirt – Shakuhachi, denim pants – A.L.C., olive sweater – Cacharel, olive pants – Closed,  blouse – Bruuns Bazaar, shorts – Denim & Supply

Beige Cardigan – Fatface, tee – Zucca, peach sweater – Carven, yellow sweater – Burberry Brit,  olive cardigan & tee – Patagonia, yellow tee – Acne, peach silk blouse – Vanessa Bruno

Tee – Very Eickhoff.com, floral tee – Topshop, tan top – Topshop, baseball top – Mulberry, zip hem jeans – Moto, skirt – Marni, shorts – Alberta Ferretti, cropped chinos – Junya Watenabe



8 comments:

  1. Thank you for this particular post as I can apply the elements. Your blog is such a joy to visit, nearly like a visit to the art gallery. I really like this particular interpretation of Chanel's quote with this wardrobe.

    A fan

    S.

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  2. Dear blogger, I´m a brazilian doctor, I work everiday at a hospital and my clothes are casual. Remenber, our summer is very hot and our winter is soft. I do like blue clothes. My "uniofrm" is jeans with some blue blouse or male shirt. I always wear oxfords because I walk a lot all day long. I can´t wear rings and bracellets. Please, can you help me???? I love your combinations. I really do. Your blog is my favourite. And, most of all, excuse my poor english. Best wishes, Rosimar.

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  3. Oh why do we love the things that are bad for us! I'm a "spring" and should be all over this! I should just go out and buy these items and be done with my wardrobe for the next five years. You've presented me with my "perfect wardrobe" . . . BUT nooooo. I am a "spring" who loves winter - I wear black and white and blues. The only pattern I wear is a stripe (and even that makes me nervous and feel daring!) Luckily I am not draw to bad men, just bad colours.

    This is a fabulous wardrobe. Great job!!

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  4. I am a spring too, and love these colors. I definitely need to incorporate more into colors like these. Currently I am all over the map with way too many clothes!

    Your blog is excellent. I enjoy & look forward to it so much.

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  5. Great wardrobe here. And I really appreciate the casual elements, that is right up my style alley. I'd love to see a casual version with blue jeans and purple (maybe some fuschia too) as the accent colors (all cool shades). That would be my ideal wardrobe and one that I have been slowly working on aquiring. I really like the addition of shorts to this wardrobe, as I often wear Bermuda length in the hotter months. You really help me see how I can have plenty of stylish outfits with less, thanks for your hard work!

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  6. Beautiful selection, love the colors.
    I miss cold, winter looks are so more classy and cozy.
    Hugs
    Tereza

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  7. Please Janice could you add the tag "24-Piece Wardrobe" to this article?
    Thank you
    Sania from Zagreb

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    1. Done! Thanks for asking - any time I can make it easier for you to find things here, just let me know!
      hugs,
      janice

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