Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another Common Capsule Wardrobe, with gold

The Common Capsule Wardrobe shines with warm colors and gold accessories!

Jewelry – Alexis Bittar, socks – Maria La Rosa, square scarf – Hermès, bag – Anya Hindmarch, watch – Swatch, 
fringed scarf – Stella McCartney, metallic cable tights – Emilio Cavallini, flat boots – Calvin Klein Collection

Top row – L.L.Bean, cream shirt – Kitsune, peach blouse – Chloe, cardigan & v-neck sweater – L.L.Bean, brown 
long-sleeved tee – La Garconne, tan pants – Jil Sander, cream jeans – Les Copains, brown pants – Maison Martin Margiela



NOVICA

18 comments:

  1. I think I am too old (or maybe too eurpean) to wear a gold bag or shoe in the daytime, but I take that Hermes scarf and the jewelry any day. Very lovely.

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    1. We saw gold shoes all over Paris - even on men - but it WAS fashion week, so normal rules were suspended. But I have a pair of gold penny loafers that I've found are terribly versatile, and after the first time I wore them, they didn't feel all that conspicuous...
      waving hello from Chicago,
      Janice

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  2. The brown common wardrobe is not for me, but this combo is so elegant!

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  3. A dazzling way to take casual clothes from workday to gala evening--but I'm missing the J Petermanesque prologues, Janice. :)

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  4. I adore gold shoes {have many pairs} and accessories. But those gold CK boots! They are welcome to find their way over to my home anytime. Difficult to use the word common for this wardrobe. I love it so much!

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  5. I love these combinations--but cannot wear these warm colors. I also cannot wear the previous common wardrobe to work because of the very-casual nature. Can you put together a cool-toned common wardrobe on the order of this one--casual, but not too casual (no jeans/denim/etc.)? I would be forever grateful!

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    1. It's up in the next week or so - it's going to include a skirt, and a blazer, and enough stuff to get you through most offices (at least the ones I see). Hang in there - it will take me a few more days...
      thanks,
      Janice

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    2. I am not sure what color scheme you will be using. I would love to see some ideas based on navy with gray and white for variety.

      I have the loved the common wardrobes based on black and on brown, but can't wear either of these color groups.

      Thanks. LeNora

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    3. Navy, grey, a white shirt, maybe a light blue shirt? pink?

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    4. I am awaiting this post too. I love navy.

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    5. Ditto. Would love to see the navy and grey with some accent colors. One of my favorites accents would be lilac/lavender. I'm also in the group that sadly cannot wear the warm colors. Shame as I love what you've done with the brown/camel common wardrobe.

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    6. Now this upcoming is definitely something I'm happily anticipating. Cools and not quite so casual; perfect. Throw in a dress, please, too! I'm a black instead of navy, but open to all Janice's clever ideas and possibilities for change.

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  6. Thank you for these warm-toned mixes, Janice!
    I have a question about wearing a scarf - a few weeks ago you helpfully showed how you usually tie a scarf. I'm unsure how to wear a scarf with a collared shirt and, say, a crew-neck or v-neck sweater as in the top right outfit of row 1 above. Does the scarf go inside or outside the collar or do you recommend a different way of tying it for that?
    Many thanks, as ever

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    1. Well, yes. I personally would wear it outside my collar, tied sort of in a loose men's tie knot. Unless the weather got really cold, in which case I might wrap it around my neck a couple of times like a turtleneck, and then tie it in a small knot. There are roughly a million ways to wear a scarf - check out Mai Tai (over in my blog list >>>) for excellent ideas and instructions.

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    2. I've been trying to find that post. Can either Coco or Janice tell me where to find it. Thanks.

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    3. http://theviviennefiles.blogspot.com/2012/02/scarf-tying-square-knot-two-ways.html

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  7. Despite being unable to wear warm colors, I appreciate them! What I love about this post are the jewelry choices and that the gold jewelry is often a sort of brushed gold rather than a brassy gold; it looks so rich.

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