Thursday, August 01, 2013

Transition: Whatever's Clean shifts from Summer to Autumn, in Beige and Green

Hypothesis:  You've had a lot of success with a small "Whatever's Clean" wardrobe, and you'd like to be able to make a seamless transition to cooler weather.


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First off, shorts and sleeveless tops just feel wrong when school starts and the calendar rolls over to September.  So these would be the first three items to phase out.

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So a couple of longer-sleeved tops, and a pair of pants in the same color as your shorts will ease you into cool weather.

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In October, it might be time to give up linen pants and your simple white tee shirt.

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Replacing a white tee shirt with a white buttoned shirt is an easy switch -if you haven't tried on a button-front shirt for a while, don't give up.  After 20 years of NEVER wearing a shirt with buttons, I finally found that Lands' End petite shirts fit me beautifully...  And October is the perfect time to get a pair of corduroy pants, and a pair of knit pants in your favorite beige.
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For November, these three are ready for a break:


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A warm tweed skirt, a classic cotton sweater, and a striped jersey, and you're set for Thanksgiving!

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But of course you don't HAVE to put the nine replaced garments away - they'll still work well for layering.  Except the shorts - accept that most of us can only wear shorts in November in the comfort of our home. But these 22 garments give you a lot of options!
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6 comments:

  1. My perfect morning = a fresh cup of coffee, a chocolate muffin, and this blog. :)

    Transitioning to fall has been on my mind lately. The point about not packing away the lighter shirts is useful. Here in New England, we can experience a 20 degree difference between midday and evening. Layering is key!

    This is absolutely perfect and timely. As always.

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  2. Really helpful and practical and economical. I just substituted another color scheme and it works beautifully. thanks, Janice.

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  3. Great advice. As a Yankee transplanted to the South I've learned to "pretend" the season with appropriate color. As a woman who also creates her own summer I would keep the sleeveless tops but utilize darker colors with a cardigan to go with the top. Love your blog. Thanks for your hard work!
    Pam

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  4. Thank you, thank you! This is perfect for my climate.

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  5. Very nice, but where are the accessories for this. I see you have been adding accessories for the other color combinations.

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