Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Packing for Special Occasions: A Floral Coat, and Flower Colors

Sometimes, you have to travel for a special event to a place where the days are warm, but the evenings can be quite cool. This is a perfect opportunity to invest in an astonishingly beautiful coat, which gives you lots of colorful options around which to build a travel capsule wardrobe.

Regarding the question about the handbag color? I personally would always opt for a metallic when I'm not sure of what color. Not a blindingly shiny gaudy metallic - something more subtle and muted, in the same general color range as the clutch shown here. I find that metallic are a lot easier to blend in with a variety of colors than anything else that I see.


Labradorite earrings- Nan Fusco (similar here), Clutch bag – Poupee Couture (similar here), Green dress – Tibi (similar here), Coat – Gucci (similar here), Gold pumps- Something Bleu (similar here)


Tee shirt – Burberry Brit (similar here), white jeans – Citizens of Humanity (similar here), Cardigan – Windsmoor (similar here), watch - Movado, Loafers – Charles Philip (similar here), Bag- American Tourister (similar here)


Sweater- Oska (similar here), Capris – Raxevsky (similar here), Necklace – Balenciaga (similar here), Scarf – Gucci, Dress – Allsaints (similar here), Silk skirt –Cynthia Rowley (similar here), tee shirts- AllSaints (similar here), Bracelet- Maiyet (similar here)





love,
Janice

PS - For more color inspiration, check out the latest Pantone Color Planner and other documents in the Planning Documents section of the website.

Post updated June 30, 2017



14 comments:

  1. Never mind the coat... I have always had that 'wow' moment when I would see a woman at an airport and with a suitcase matching her wardrobe and it was NOT black. ;)
    But there are many beautiful summer wardrobe ideas here for the rest of us. Beautiful. The coat is almost like a painting.

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    1. I agree. What I always love best, Janice, about your travel wardrobes is the way that everything is always color-coordinated to the suitcase!

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  2. Love, love, love, love, love. And how lovely it would be to be able to wear all that gorgeous white--without worrying about mud, dirt, dog hair, coffee spills. I adore it all. But, I am far too klutzy to be able to have a white base color for a capsule wardrobe. In theory, I'm a huge fan. I love it. I dream about it. But, in reality? I would be an embarrassment at the airport and definitely NOT one of your chic sightings.

    However, a girl can dream....(and I am in love with that coat!)

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  3. Absolutely lovely! Simple, carefree, yet utterly beautiful. I could live in these clothes all summer long.

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  4. With all these colors, which neutral bag would you pick? Theresa

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    1. Janice added the poupee couture clutch bag in first image xx

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    2. When I travel, I need a larger bag than a clutch. I figure the clutch was for the "special occasion".

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  5. The Gucci coat is exquisite - a very beautiful piece of wearable art. A very lovely layout today - a feast for the eyes - thank you!

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  6. Love the green. Absolutely adore that scarf!

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  7. gorgeous
    wonderful and elegant

    irene

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  8. My dear, I am simply in awe of your talents. I do not even LIKE Green, but I am in love with this entire wardrobe you have put together. :) Keep up the good work. You are a one in a Million!!

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  9. Just beautiful! Every item! I will second your comment about metalic bag and shoes. I have a pair of pewter shoes that go with, and compliment everything in my wardrobe. I'm looking for another pair in a dress pump. I wore them in winter and they are also perfect for summer. Really I almost don't need anything else. What do you think about matching shoes with purse? Should I get a pewter purse perhaps in another shade? I believe such a purse will go anywhere just like the shoes if it is a muted metalic...what do you all think?

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  10. So fresh and bright... I am hoping our heroine has gorgeous red hair like Grace Coddington.

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