Okay, under no circumstances would you wear this scarf with the frankly gym-like outfit for August, but I show this as an example of how your color preferences can permeate and inform ALL of your wardrobe choices. And yes, I would wear flat loafers with a dress, depending on how much standing/walking is going to be involved in an event. Plus I just couldn't leave out these great shoes...
After establish a core of blues and some khaki, don't forget that this scarf easily supports some accent touches of shades of red!
Scarf – Hermes Grand Fonds, bracelet – Kai Kittima, dress – Uniqlo, cashmere
cardigan – Fedeli, navy slingbacks – Brooks Brothers, garnet earrings – Choo Yilin,
striped sweater – Dickens and Jones, skirt – Eastex, ankle boots – Geox
The best aspect of this sweater is the way it enables you to mix shades of blue with happy abandon, and experiment with combinations that are uncommon and unexpected.
And as usual, at the end of the year, you have a closet full of consistent sleeveless tunic tops, draped dresses, and some unusual shades of blue - which is in total a coherent and very versatile wardrobe!