Friday, September 20, 2013

Capsule Wardrobe Fall Accent Color: Koi (or Goldfish, for the rest of us)

 Ah, these color names are always good for a laugh.  This is sort of orange, to me.  Maybe goldfish.  But under any name, this is a radiant color that is PERFECT for autumn and winter...

bag – Steven Harkin,  scarf – Yuh Okano, cardigan – Mia Wish,  flats – Nina Originals, earrings – Irene Neuwirth
black tee shirt - Uniqlo, beige silk blouse - Uniqlo, white tee shirt - Uniqlo, black cashmere cardigan - Uniqlo, beige cashmere sweater - Uniqlo, black sweater - Uniqlo, jeans - Uniqlo, black skirt - Uniqlo, beige pants - Uniqlo, black pants - Uniqlo

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13 comments:

  1. Next time we are in the same city together, Janice, we are going shoe shopping!! You always find the best shoes!

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  2. Bought a goldfish Eric Bompard v-neck on sale, thinking it a wild card. But it's turned into a staple- goes with greys, chocolate, navy (and denim), black, cream. In a city where it will soon by dark by before 5 pm., these tart colours like "koi" are a real lift in fall and winter, yet not too dark for spring.

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  3. I wish ballet flats came in boxes like crayons. :)

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    1. Oh what a fabulous idea! I want a whole boxful for my birthday!

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  4. Oh, Janice -- another really beautiful post! Love that orange -- absolutely beautiful with loden green, as well!

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  5. I love that orange punch of colour. Fall when the leaves turn is a perfect time to wear this shade. I have a Lanvin silk scarf with some orange on it and some mittens....would adore a cashmere sweater in this colour....or those flats would do!

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  6. Not a fan of black with orange.... brown is a much better dark neutral for the orange/koi fall color that I call pumpkin.

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    1. Agree. Black and orange always reminds me of Halloween.

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    2. This color makes me think of pumpkins instead of goldfish or koi too! I also feel like it is better with navy, gray, or brown, or even dark green than black.

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  7. I certainly didn't feel like a goldfish when I wore a simple straight, kneelength skirt (La Redoute) in this colour all last winter - it turned out to be quite a staple for me. I wore it with purples, burgundy, navy, green, mustard yellow and variations, as well as black and grey and it worked out very well indeed as it fitted in with both the warmer colours (tweed coat, cognac boots) and the cooler colours (grey coat, black boots) so it got a huge amount of wear. And yet it looks as good as new for this winter :)

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  8. Another very me colour. Would look great with the bronze featured earlier.

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