Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Build a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with a tote bag?

Why yes, you can build your personal style around a bag you love!  Why not... although I confess, carrying the patterned bag with the Missoni cardigan would be tough for me...

Dress – Pink Tartan, cardigan – Missoni, sandals – J. Crew, ivory silk pants – 3.1 Phillip Lim, turtleneck – Gucci, loafers – Debenhams 

Turtleneck – Lord & Taylor, Skirt – Debenhams, boots – Tod’s, tee shirt – La Garconne, orange capris – Dolce & Gabbana, woven flats – Burberry Prorsum

Silk tank – Alice + Olivia, skirt – See by Chloe, beige sandals – Loeffler Randall,  dress – Tibi, jacket – Allsaints, espadrilles - Bank

Brown dress – Donna Karan, bracelet – Aspinal of London, pumps – Salvatore Ferragamo, jeans – J Brand, linen sweater – Muji, loafers – Matt Bernson

10 comments:

  1. Funny you should do this today. Just last night, I was looking at a Vera Bradley handbag that I own and thinking that maybe the color palette, royal and navy with some white and yellow might work for me. I am in a bit of a transition, I stopped coloring my hair about 18 months ago. The grey pattern resembles my mother's (and grandmother) which means I will eventually have white in the front and more grey at the back. Since black looks like death on Mom, I am thinking I will need to start working toward a new color palette for my clothes. I just haven't decided which way to go yet. I found your blog about 2 weeks ago and am almost through all of your old posts. You have given me many ideas and lots of food for thought. Thank you.

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  2. I love how you have created outfits that are seasonless! I love this tote, but would probably make the mistake of pigeon holing into only using in Fall, since it's in 'earth tones'. I enjoy the outfits you've chosen...because they make being able to carry a tote in one palette many more months of the year...which also brings the 'cost per wear/use' down as the wearer will be able to use the bag more. Well done!

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  3. What a fun tote!
    I might shy away from some of the pattern mixing but I do love how you've brought it all together.
    The black dress with those juicy tangerine accents would be something I'd wear...

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  4. Thank you SO much! Love, love, LOVE these ideas ... especially the last two pairings. Oh that dress! Headed over to the Muji website for the linen sweater!

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  5. Using the tote is a great starting point! You have certainly sparked my imagination.

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  6. Another great round of pairings!

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  7. I don't know how you do it - pulling an outfit together so beautifully. As always every combination is a winner. You make it look easy but I don't know how to start to arrive at such inspiring combinations.

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  8. I agree with you on the first outfit, and always wondered how you feel about this current trend of pattern mixing. I know it has been done successfully in men's wear forever, maybe because the patterns and colors are not bold. But what is being done recently looks always messy and a bit clownish to me. The woven flats in the second outfit make me swoon. Just lovely.

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  9. Congratiolations and thank you! Found you some months ago. Greetings from Finland. Regards Eva

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