Monday, September 24, 2012

Imaginary Shopping for a Capsule Wardrobe "must-have" color: Burgundy

There are, in fact, FOUR colors being promoted as "the must-have" colors... I'm going to look at all four of them in the next few days.


Silk top – Max Mara, cardigan – Trine Vestergaard, ballet flats – French Sole, earrings – Tarina Tarantino
I'll try these items with the Common Wardrobe. 




 And let's see what I could do with my core of black winter clothes.


None of this makes me want to race out and shop, but then I'm leaving for Paris in 3 days...

17 comments:

  1. I love burgundy, and those shoes make me want to race out and shop...

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  2. I'll take one of each! I'm glad burgundy is the hot color this fall (or one of them!) because it plays so nicely with other neutrals.

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  3. Good morning! I wanted to let you know I mentioned your blog in my latest blog post about packing ala French women at www.youmaybewandering.com. I am really enjoying your blog - I spent a lot of the weekend reading through old posts. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Burgundy is a favorite of mine! You can do a lot with a cardi, blouse, flats & one pair of earrings! Thanks. [Paris in 3 days! So happy for you!]

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  5. Have a wonderful trip!

    I like throwing some white in the mix with burgundy and black, because otherwise it gets too gloomy for my taste. And last year I found a wonderful scarf that combined all three colours with a touch of soft grey. It gets a lot of wear in the winter.

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  6. If you're leaving for Paris in three days, may I recommend a burgundy bag to buy while there? I bought the larger Burgundy Victoire handbag at a Longchamp store in Lyon last month. It looks a bit pink on the Longchamp website, but it's the exact color of the cardigan you show above. And it's shiny (because it's siliconized rubber)! :) It's the first burgundy handbag I've ever owned, and I'm amazed to find out how many colors go with it!

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  7. And now I want some burgundy alligator-stamped flats. What a completely chic addition to neutrals like gray and camel. Great, there goes my budget....

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  8. How clever to put it with common wardrobe! Not sure if others have this issue - burgundy should be so right for me being blue and red combo but it just makes me flat and I have tried it many times over the decades (how scary to say that!)... but I like the shiny shoes and bag - that sounds a great way to wear it!

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  9. Just home from UK - burgundy, deep green, mustard and blue are the key colours - bought burgundy "Oxford" shoes which the salesgirl assured me "spoke" London (mix of patent, suede and mock snakeskin), a deep green sweater jacket and a crinkled silk scarf with burgundy, deep green and grey - have one purchase left if I follow Janice's "one a month" purchases!

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  10. Oh! Bon Voyage!!! Have a marvelous time in Paris! Such a perfect time of year to go! Susan (Mpls)

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  11. I adore burgundy and it works well for my skin tone. It looks great with grey, navy, camel, and denim. Thanks for featuring this color. Enjoy your visit to Paris!

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  12. Have a wonderful trip to Paris! Such a beautiful time of year to be there. Be sure to visit the Luxembourg Gardens. marywyatt

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  13. Hi Janice was in Paris this time last year and it was hot hot hot
    Had to wash and wear 4 items that I threw in for Hong Kong and did not use what I had packed for Europe until I went to Germany 8 days later
    Love the cherry more than the burgundy has more of a pop
    Have a great time looking forward to your post from Paris

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  14. Janice Burgundy is always a go to color for fall and winter!! Great selections!

    Enjoy Paris!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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