Thursday, February 28, 2013

Packing: Start with Scarves

Sometimes, when you need to pack for just a few days, it can be impossible to get started - just to get that first garment off of a hanger and into a bag.  One idea I've had for giving impetus and focus to this project is to start with a favorite scarf of two, and to build a mostly-neutral wardrobe around it.  A few brightly colored garments brighten things up, and give you a lot of mileage for just a few things, in a small bag.

Hermès silk scarf, Black UK cashmere shawl 
Tee shirt - Hugo, cardigan – Patagonia, earrings – Lele Sadoughi, watch – Movado, pants – L.L.Bean, loafers – Objects in Mirror, tote bag – Gucci, suitcase - Tumi 
Necklace – J. Crew, dress – Faith Connection, drop earrings – Wendy Yue, pearl earrings – Astley Clarke, taupe suede wedges – Debenhams, cotton sweater – Roberto Collina, skirt – L.L.Bean, cotton cardigan – L.L.Bean, gold necklace – Blue Nile, , silk blouse – Michael Kors,  tee shirt – BLK DNM,  bracelet – Astley Clarke, ballet flats – Repetto 


  1. I'm putting your pack-by-scarf method to work this very weekend. :) Thanks so much, Janice.

  2. I like it , that's very nice ! And thank you for the method

  3. Janice, only you would match the rolling suitcase to the pallet (sp?). Wonderful!

    1. Heck yea! If you're going to have a signature color, it's particularly important that the big investments be consistent with your chosen palette. That's one of the things that makes it easy to have a consistent look - your major things are chosen with a plan!

  4. You have presented most of my Project 333 Spring/Summer capsule here with this post. I have a carryover skirt in a print with white, green and blue and am using white and camel neutral basics with blue and green accent colors because I adore and want them all! Planning a shopping trip tomorrow to start my hunt for cognac and either blue or green flats. Planning to add a camel top and a blazer and be done for the season!

  5. Janice, that is the prettiest Fleurs de Lotus scarf I've ever seen. Normally, I don't care for that design, but the colors in this version are outstanding!