Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Transition: Whatever's Clean in Navy and Pink

Ah, we're all pretty interested in how to shift from warm weather to cool.  Even if it's not yet time to actually WEAR cool-weather clothes, it's nice to have a plan in which we can do a bit of shopping and look forward.  So starting in August, we have this wardrobe:
all garments - L.L.Bean

Sleeveless and shorts seem like natural items to phase out (although that sleeveless navy top, with the navy cardigan, really is 12 month...).  So these would be the garments that would be slowing down:
all garments - L.L.Bean

Add in some jeans, a striped jersey, and a long-sleeved pink shirt in a pretty floral...
all garments - L.L.Bean

By October, you've got to say goodbye to the white pants, and it might be time to look for something to take the place of your white tee shirt, and your beige linen skirt (remember, you can replace these garments in any order you want - you might have been more than ready to say goodbye to white linen pants by Labor Day)
all garments - L.L.Bean

A white shirt,a denim skirt,and some navy corduroy pants give this wardrobe a very autumn feel.
all garments - L.L.Bean

By the time November rolls around, you're more than ready to say au revoir to your pink 3/4 sleeve shirt, pink tee shirt, and white tunic...
all garments - L.L.Bean

A touch of cashmere, a long-sleeved tee, and a thermal top in pretty pastels set you up for cooler weather:
all garments - L.L.Bean

But of course, you could hang onto the 9 garments that were more "summery", and still use them for layering...
all garments - L.L.Bean

8 comments:

  1. LOVE THESE COLOURS. Janice - the 333 project do you have 33 PER SEASON ? how do the transitional items fit into that plan ?

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    1. My personal project 333 was 33 garments per season, but with a lot of garments carried over from season to season. There are a wide variety of ways to execute Project 333; if you look around the internet - especially at Courtney's original Project 333 site, you'll see lots of examples of how different people have used the 33 idea to minimize their wardrobes in unique ways.

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  2. I love the step by step breakdown of the transitioning process. Brilliant!

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  3. I have checked LLBean and I do not see the pink floral cardigan

    Carole

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    1. The cardigan is solid pink - the floral is either a cotton shirt or a thermal shirt. It's really hard to tell from the images!

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  4. As always, love. I can see tweaking the navy and pink (which look ghastly on me) to coral and gray or black. But, I love the idea. And, yes, transitional clothing is so difficult. Especially up here in the north, where it might be chilly in the morning, but warm up to nearly-summer temps in the afternoon.

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  5. Dear Janice
    I love your reduced style. It fits very much my own needs. I wonder what kind of perfume you prefer - if any, as I for myself have not yet found the right one so far. Best match are for me those from Jil Sander.
    Love from Switzerland

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  6. Tricia (In France)August 7, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    I love your clothes selection, but have a problem in that I have a 'black' wardrobe and a 'navy', can't seem to pick one above the other as I like both, it does mean almost double the idea of a 33 piece wardrobe. Any thoughts?

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