Today, I've swapped out the black for a much softer camel, and you can see that with just a few adjustments to the accessories, the same 5 + 2 + 7 approach continues to work. This could be particularly useful if you have a well-established base wardrobe in your best neutral(s), and were considering making a big investment in a new accent color. The seven garments, a scarf, a couple of pieces of jewelry, and you've added LOTS of new options to your core wardrobe.
Stay tuned; I'm still playing with this idea!
camel cardigan – Organic by John Patrick, gold heart earrings – Alex and Chloe, white tee – Michael Stars, Scarf – Brooks Brothers, Denim coat – Derek Lam, camel pants – L.K. Bennett, penny loafers – J. Crew, camel bag – Vince Camuto
sunglasses – Ted Baker, pearl earrings – Kate Spade, blue opal and lapis dangle earrings – Sandra Dini, blue striped top – Current Elliott, white short-sleeved button-front top – Kookai, blue dress – Tara Jarmon, camel tee – Private B, blue cotton cardigan – Madewell, pearl bracelet – Kate Spade, camel capris – Carven, flowered skirt – Oasis, sequined top – Marc Jacobs, camel dress – 3.1 Phillip Lim, light blue tee shirt – James Perse, gold pumps – Jimmy Choo, camel ballet flats – Isabel Marant, camel sandals – Arche, bracelet – Rochas, Clutch – Lodis