Monday, May 14, 2012

A Four by four Capsule Wardrobe: Bonus in navy and grey

Someone earlier mentioned using this idea with navy and grey, with less conservative styles - and I was in the middle of that exact capsule wardrobe project!  Here it is...


A Core of Four in navy: trousers, tee shirt, tank top and skirt
Navy pants and tops – J. Crew, navy mini – A.P.C.

Four outfits from the navy Core of Four

An Expansion Four in grey: sheer top, cropped jacket, wrap skirt and jeans
Grey layered tee shirt – Romwe, Grey jacket and skirt – Vivienne Westwood,
 jeans – 7 for all Mankind

A dozen outfits from the navy Core of Four and they grey Expansion Four

A Mileage Four in navy and grey: a striped top, floral blouse, bird-print tee, and navy tee
Print silk blouse – Otte, Striped long-sleeved tee – Muji, tee shirt with printed cuffs –
 Comme des Garcons, hummingbird tee – Jil Sander

two dozen outfits available with the 12-piece Four by Four wardrobe in navy and grey

An Integration Four in navy and grey: scarf, shoes, earrings andbracelet
Scarf – Roberto Cavalli, Jewelry – Miriam Salat,  pumps – Stuart Weitzman

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19 comments:

  1. Very nice, and you mix both of them and be set for quite some time. Lovely ideas.

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  2. So, needless to say, the white hummingbird tee blends into the white background, so at first I thought I was looking at two birds and thinking, "Now, how in hell am I supposed to wear them?"

    :)

    -EM

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  3. Love it, because I am building my core concepts around navy and grey. This is just a great mix. Tks :)

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  4. Oh yes just the way I love to do it ...use fab accessories for the pop!

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    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. I just realized that I have half of this set of four--and a pair of great gray jeans. For some reason I had never thought of putting them together. Thank you !

    Can you post an alternative to the mini?

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  6. Love the shoes. What a gorgeous way to pull the two colours together.
    Lovely scarf too.

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  7. What a terrific way to approach a wardrobe build. So many combinations!

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  8. :-)Showed yesterday´s post to a German friend - she loved it, of course, and got a request for you: a summer wardrobe with beige, camel and grey for bottoms, and white, camel, grey, plain or patterned, for tops. Can it be done with your "Fours" system? Dänke!

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  9. Janice, I love the helpful way you conceptualize this wardrobe building (or winnowing, as the case may be). And the Fours make a fabulous packing plan; I especially like thinking of a few very-carefully chosen accessories as the Integrative Four. Brilliant! I thank you and my formerly chaotic closet and over-stuffed suitcase thank you.

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  10. Thank you for your blog...all of your ideas are literally ones I'm implementing! You do fabulous work.

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  11. Awesome blossom. Thanks for reading my mind. Love it!

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  12. This is a really lovely collection. It's practical and stylish, perfect for someone who wants to put together a small but fabulous wardrobe of quality pieces. It's given me lots of ideas. Thanks.

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  13. Hello Vivienne -
    Thank you for all your posts. They have been immensely helpful, especially the 4x4 capsules. I am overwhelmed by your crazy eights but these blocks of four seem achievable. Can you help a woman how has no clue about accessorizing?

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  14. Hello Janice,
    I have been studying your posts for sometime and today when I was at a shopping mall, something quite EXTRAORDINARY happened. Through all the new clothes for the upcoming spring (I am down in the south)
    I did NOT felt lost at all among all hues of pinks and yellows, greens or purples...and only bought a plain grey cardigan, something I realized I did not have in my grey core...Thanks very much..

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  15. Oh my gosh that is so clever and so simple. And - I have more clothes than I need!!!

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