Thursday, November 07, 2013

Tan and Grey - a Casual Four-Pack

I have been asked a number of questions about packing just a few items in neutrals, for cold-weather travel...   As always with me, scarves are key!


scarf - Alva Norge,  grey sweater - Uniqlo,  earrings - Kasturjewels, cardigan - Uniqlo, socks - Hue,  watch - Skagen,  loafers - Munro, tote bag - Longchamps
Grey sweater - Uniqlo, checked sweater - Dorothy Perkins, scarf - Yuh Okano,  boots - Aetrex, pants - 3.1 Phillip Lim, suede skirt - Bottega Veneta




14 comments:

  1. Would you be able to do this in grey and navy, as these are my main winter neutrals? I am planning to visit the UK in January, so it will definitely be cold weather there!

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    1. Another vote here for navy and grey! I have just recently discovered this color combination and its so easy to go casual or dressy with it.

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  2. LOVE the Dorothy Perkins sweater. And it's on sale!! I'm curious about Uniqlo. Does anyone have experience with their clothes/ordering, etc?

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    1. I was wondering about Uniqlo's sizing too. I'm between and XL and a 1x depending on how stuff is cut. I might bite the bullet and give them a try. They have so many good-looking, basic tops.

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    2. I'm a size 14UK and I found their L to be either just right or too small (depending on the garment - long sleeved layering tops were too small, a skirt with an elastic waist was fine).

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    3. I'm your size, Amy. I can just barely fit into the Uniqlo XL tee shirts - very form-fitting. The larger-cut sweaters in XL are OK. Length, in general, is very long. I'm short (5'4"), and wear their Tee shirts under jackets, belted so I can blouse out the tee over the belt.

      Hope this helps.

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  3. I just returned from a four day trip having packed once again 'your way'. The three scarves I brought along allowed me to look a little bit different each day. Those Philip Lim trousers are beautiful.

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  4. In my experience Uniglo's sizing is small so a Uniglo L is like an American M. Sadly all sizes are too small for me but the men's sizes are OK for my husband, so the men's sizing goes up to bigger sizes.

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  5. How does everyone feel about the quality of Uniglo's clothing?

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    1. I've had very good luck with the quality of their basics - merino or cotton sweaters, striped "sailor" shirts, cotton button-downs, and a couple of fashion items. I find their sizing runs to the small side, as they are appealing to a young-ish audience. I'm 5'4" and small-boned, and I usually buy a size larger than I do in other stores.

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  6. For some reason, I really struggle with the combination of gray and tan or camel. I don't know if it is because one is cool and the other warm. Does anyone else seem to have this problem?

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  7. That is so pretty, I am in awe. My problem is I cannot find out how to ever choose my core colours. I want Navy, chocolate, tan and now I also want grey. I know 4 core colours are way too many. HELP!!!

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