Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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

It's not a warm color, nor a cool color.  Perfectly balanced between yellow and blue, emerald is a color that many of us could at least consider...

Scarf – Reed Krakoff, cardigan - Allude, earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane,  loafers – Ralph Lauren







16 comments:

  1. Now there is a color calling my name. I imagine this would look good with navy also. The cardigan is lovely.

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  2. Such a beautiful shade of green, and so versatile - it looks great with the neutrals but will also team with other colours - navy as Cornelia says, and perhaps merlot, browns, indigo ... I'm craving the earrings!

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  3. Janice, I can't believe you are still helpfully creating blog posts every day even as you are packing for Paris. Museums, flea markets, cafes, people-watching, chic-sightings galore--I hope you love it all! Bon voyage.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous color, but I think if I were buying four pieces, one or two would be prints with emerald as only one of several colors. Some of these looks read as St. Patrick's Day to me with the solid cardigan/scarf and solid shoes. I do love those earrings!

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  5. Wow - I love the pop of green against the neutrals! When do you leave for Paris? I can't wait to read your posts about your packing and then your traveling!

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  6. Cardigan and scarf are beautiful shades of emerald....love it!

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  7. I love emerald, but I have a hard time pairing it with black, my primary neutral and wardrobe staple. I don't think there's quite enough contrast. If I've got an emerald accessory I tend to pair it with navy, and I accessorize emerald clothing with black accessories. I really liked the packing set in green and brown you did for Tish but I loathe brown; I've been thinking of pairing emerald with pale gray to make the color pop. What do you think, will that work?

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    1. If you want to pair it with a warm neutral but don't care for brown, how about camel? Otherwise I think gray would be beautiful.

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    2. That's exactly what I pair this color with, the gray and it is stunning together!

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  8. I love the emerald green. Thank you for helping me to see all the different ways I can use it.

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  9. I have been thinking of adding more green to my wardrobe and this post is just perfect! Thanks Janice!

    Francesca

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  10. Have been enjoying so, so many of your recent & frequent posts. I sometimes can't quite see the difference between what I've known as kelly green vs. emerald, but I guess emerald is "darker" and Kelly green "lighter." ?? (OMG, I just saw a photo of the Brooke Astor emerald and diamond necklace which went for such a high price at auction and I think it's one of the most exquisite pieces of jewelry EVER; wonder who the heck bought it?!!) My fave cardigan in my earliest 20s was a cashmere-like green in this tone (couldn't afford "real" cashmere at the time!). I'm in fact looking at a similar one hanging on the closet door as I write this (short sleeves, hoping I can wear it soon as I'm West Coast and we're still having such warm weather out here). I do think this shade of green is elegant with black; however, if it's too satiny, it looks too Christmasy. I just wish I wouldn't come across certain things in reading, where some "expert" said that greens don't look good against the (mature?) face/complexion. Ugh. Guess we could ignore, and just wear what we like! I'm thinking of going redhead and I'm betting green would look dynamite!

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  11. I love this blog.
    I went looking for the loafers at Ralph Lauren, and instead found a pair of dark green snakeskin flats. I just had to buy them... They'll go perfectly with the dark green cashmere cardigan I bought from Bean's a couple years ago on supersale. Perfect!

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  12. Beautiful green. Works particularly well with the lighter colours of the common wardrobe, IMHO

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